Flanders meeting Wallonia in the biobased economy
Workshop and matchmaking event
This workshops brings together Flanders and Wallonia in the biobased economy enabling to learn about the regions' strengths and opportunities. The workshop gives a platform to industrial partners, academia and stakeholder organisations to inform, network and build new partnerships and is organized through the Bio Base North West Europe project (Interreg IVb) by Ghent Bio-Economy Valley, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Greenwin and Valbiom.
The full day program can be found below. Participants from outside Belgium are also very welcome to attend as it is the occasion to find Belgian partners for European project proposals. The official language of the workshop is English.
B2B networking will be possible. The list of participants will be made available. Requests for meetings can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject B2B FWE and the name of the person(s) you want to meet in the text.
Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Venue: Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Rodenhuizekaai 1, 9042 Gent, Belgium
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|9h30-9h45||Introduction to Interreg NWE project Bio Base NWE|
|9h45-11h15||Session 1 Genetic engineering and synthetic biology as tools for innovative industrial applications|
|Syngulon (Philippe Gabant): Synthetic biology: need of new tools for industrial strain design|
|Inbiose (Pascal Salvador): Efficient synthesis of specialty carbohydrates through industrial biotechnology|
|Université de Gembloux (F. Delvigne): Synthetic biology developing new fermentative processes|
|KU Leuven (Maria Foulquié Moreno): A yeast strain meeting industrial requirements for 2G bioethanol production|
|11h45-12h30||Session 2: Belgian companies creating value from 2nd generation biomass|
|Ecotreasures (Kris Schatteman): Fruit side streams: don’t call it waste!!!|
|Xylowatt (Frédéric Dalimier): “NOTAR ® gasification of waste and byproduct: realization and prospective through a circular economy strategy”|
|13h30-14h15||Synergies and differences between Flanders and Wallonia in the biobased economy|
|GBEV (Sofie Dobbelaere): Highlights of the biobased economy in Flanders|
|Valbiom (Jonathan Guevorts and Jean-Luc Wertz): Highlights of the biobased economy in Wallonia|
|14h15-15h||Hurdles SMEs encounter in the biobased economy: debate|
|15h-15h30||PNO consultants (Katrien Vanherck): Funding opportunities for SMEs in Horizon2020|
|15h30-16h||Bio Base Europe Pilot plant (Hendrik Waegeman): Bio-based products, turning grams to tonnes|
|16h-18h||Networking reception and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant tour|