The final ERIFORE workshop, co-hosted by Ms Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP and Ms Henna Virkkunen MEP, will take place on Wednesday, 29 November, in the Members’ Salon of the European Parliament from 12:30 to 14:30. The event is organized together with Knowledge4Innovation. This high-level lunch debate on “Future research infrastructure for European leadership in circular forest bioeconomy” will be held in connection with the 9th European Innovation Summit (EIS) in Brussels.

One of the global challenges is to move from the fossil-based economy to sustainable bioeconomy. The forest-based sector has the opportunity to take the lead here by linking the whole value chain from the management and use of natural resources to the delivery of products and services. The forest bioeconomy has high potential in energy products, chemicals and new materials.

The event will highlight the following issues:

  • There is a need to develop new value added products from forest-based biomass enabling implementation of the European bioeconomy strategy.
  • Sustainable development and enhanced utilization of the European research and innovation infrastructures require long-term commitments and funding models.
  • ERIFORE aims for an open access distributed research infrastructure which bridges science and innovation across many technology fields throughout the whole value chain.

A detailed agenda and description are available on the webpage of the event. 

If you are interested in attending, please register here no later than Friday, 10 November 2017.

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Event Location: 

European Parliament, Members' Salon,, Brussels, Belgium

This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s 'Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme', under Grant Agreement No 730052