Boosting bio-based circular economy together with the SMEs to overcome the impacts of COVID

Welcome to the BIOREGIO online workshop focusing on bio-based circular economy and how we can enable SMEs to better access Structural Funds or other instruments to overcome the impact of the pandemic.

During the meeting, we will use Mentimeter for interaction, so, please, stay active!

The webinar will be recorded (for internal use only). Screenshots and pictures will be taken and used for communication purposes.

AGENDA (CET time zone)

8:50             Welcome online

9:00             Opening, presentation of program, interaction

9:10- 11:10 Presentations from regions 15 min + Q&A 5min linked with bio-based circular economy,                     COVID and SMEs, for example presenting measures to support SMEs, a new/updated                     good practice, ideas for regional projects

9:10             Finland: Grain cluster pilot plant, Kimmo Heponiemi, LAB University of Applied Sciences

9:30             Spain:

                    -Biocircular economy in Castilla-La Mancha, Carmen Frontaura, Region of Castilla-La                         Mancha

                    -Development of the biowaste plan in Ciudad Real province, Ignacio Aguilar, Municipal                         Waste Consortium Ciudad Real

9:50            Greece:

                    -Support measures of SMEs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chrysanthi Kiskini, Region of                     Central Macedonia

                    - Contribution of wastewater epidemiology to community COVID-19 surveillance. Case                         study of Thessaloniki. Thodoris Karapantsios & Maria Petala, Aristotle University of                         Thessaloniki, Greece

10:10 – 10:20 Break

10:20         Slovakia: A new start-up at the AgroBiotech Research Centre, and Implementation of the                     New Slovak Waste Management program in Nitra region, Martin Mariš, Eleonora                     Marišova & Martin Valach, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

10:40        Romania: Examples of good practices for higher valorisation of vegetable by-products,                     Simona Carmen Litescu Filipescu, National Institute of R&D for Biological Sciences

11:00         France: Funding instruments for circular bioeconomy, Héloïse Even & Chloé Besnard,                     Regional Council of Pays de la Loire

11:20 – 11:30 Discussion, interaction

Register by 24.1.2022 by sending an email to [email protected]