Last week, EIT Climate-KIC’s Daniel Zimmer attended the 7th meeting of the Bioeconomy Stakeholder Panel which convenes around 29 European organisations engaged different aspects of the bioeconomy in its broadest sense, such as producing biomass from agriculture, forestry, fisheries or converting it into bio-based products.
Alongside a diverse set of representatives from farmers, forestry organisations, biodiversity NGOs and fisheries, Daniel was appointed to the panel in May 2016 to represent EIT Climate-KIC working with our research and business network and startup communities to explore innovative technical, financial and systemic solutions to increasingly complex land-use pressures.
As usual, these panel meetings offer great opportunities to learn from others shaping the future of Europe’s bioeconomy and for EIT Climate-KIC to identify new opportunities and contacts for our growing network of innovative partners in this space.
The panel itself is a sounding board for the European Commission and does not have a formal role. However, as part of the Commission’s look at societal challenges for Horizon 2020, the panel has been asked to prepare a Manifesto on Bioeconomy as a synthesis of the diverse views of its group members for launch on 16th November during Bioeconomy Week.
We look forward to sharing the new Bioeconomy Manifesto with you here next month.
For more on Bioeconomy Week (14-17 November 2017)
For more on the Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel