Building a bio-based economy for Europe – June 2, 2015

Early-career workshop: Building a bio-based economy for Europe
June 2, 2015, 09:30 – 18:00
Department of Biology, University of York, Wentworth Way YO10 5DD, York, UK

Attend this exciting one-day interdisciplinary event to explore the challenges and opportunities for creating a bio-based economy in Europe and build a network of early-career researchers and professionals.

Cost: Only £25, including coffee, lunch, evening wine reception and all activities.

Application deadline now extended to 15th May. Apply by downloading and filling in the BBEE workshop Application form and emailing it to  Places limited to 50 attendees so apply early!

The list of confirmed speakers and senior mentors includes:

  • Dr. Leo Gomez (Centre for Novel Agricultural Products)
  • Dr. Adrian Higson (NNFCC – the Bioeconomy Consultancy)
  • Dr. Will Cannon (Croda)
  • Dr. Edward Green (Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor of Green Biologics)
  • Sarah Hosking (R&D Workstream leader at Unilever)
  • Daniel Wood (Acting Head of Parliament’s Universities Programme, Houses of Parliament)

The workshop will be dynamic and participatory. It will include inspirational outlooks on the current status of the bioeconomy from high-level experts, small-group discussions with experienced mentors and other early-career researchers as well as interactive training activities.  What you can expect to gain from the workshop:

  • An appreciation of the challenges faced in building a bio-based economy from technical, industry and policy perspectives.
  • Build a network of researchers and professionals focused around the bio-based economy.
  • Understand the basic background, language and hot topics in green chemistry and biotechnology and how it connects to your own discipline.
  • Develop skills in entrepreneurship and influencing policy.
  • Develop confidence in connecting and contributing your individual knowledge to a broad topic.

The workshop is aimed at early-career professionals (in academia, organisations and companies) working in areas related to building a bioeconomy from across Europe. This includes PhD and postdoctoral researchers and scientists, social scientists, economists and engineers.

If you are attending the 11th Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries this is the ideal opportunity to discuss the bigger picture connections in a relaxed and engaging setting and connect with other early-career researchers prior to the conference.

More details about the programme can be found at www.rrbconference/bbee

Check out the RRB11 website for more details about the 11th Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries.


Organised by
This interdisciplinary workshop is being organized and co-hosted by the Network of Early-career Sustainable Scientists and Engineers (NESSE), greenSTEMS, BioBase NWE and the NNFCC. To l
Supporters of the event
We are grateful for the support of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE), Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) and the University of York Graduate Student Association.