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Flemish Department of Economy, Science and Innovation; European Commission

September 13-14, 2010
Conference "Knowledge Based Bio-Economy towards 2020"
Brussels, Square Meeting Centre, Belgium
The Knowledge Based Bio-Economy can deliver biological solutions and benefits for everyone and will have (and already has) far-reaching implications for the whole of society. This conference will be the meeting place for all stakeholders within the bio-economy field in Europe. The aim of this high level conference is twofold - A stocktaking exercise of the progress made since 2005 by looking at the results of the implementation of the KBBE, in European and national research activities and industrial output, issues highlighted by the bio-economy related Technology Platforms, and by other stakeholder associations. The debate will be fed by a constructive analysis and synthesis of published studies and reports such as the Becoteps White Paper, the OECD report ?? The Bio-Economy to 2030?? or the WWF study on Industrial Biotech. - Looking towards the future and providing input for the new vision and action plan of the European Commission for a sustainable and innovative bio-economy, given the huge challenges our planet is facing. This could take the form of a Commission Communication in autumn 2010*. Although the knowledge base in Europe is outstanding, we have to ensure that Europe not only keeps this comparative advantage in the future, but keeps on growing more competitive and innovative, especially with new emerging economies building up their capacities in biotechnology education and science. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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