The Pilots4U project is this week participating in the European Bioeconomy Congress 2017, which is taking place in Lodz, Poland.

The European Bioeconomy Congress 2017 is a scientific and economic initiative in Poland, organized by the Marshall’s Office of Lodzkie Region, that brings together about 500 high level experts from regional authorities, policy makers, companies, academia, NGOs and farmers to discuss the challenges of bioeconomy. The Congress aims at supporting development of bioeconomy in Central and Eastern European Bioregions. It discusses opportunities, challenges and problems which are faced by local sustainable biocommunities, i.e. biovillages and biocities. Therefore, the headline of the Congress this year is "Biocommunities at the heart of EU’s bioeconomy”

Yesterday marked the first day of the Congress, which will continue until Tuesday evening. The Congress was opened by Witold Stępień – the Marshal of the Lodzkie Region, who emphasised the role of bioeconomic activities in Poland and the value of cross-European cooperation. Throughout the day, participants could join numerous sessions and had the opportunity to discuss, among other things, sustainable biocommunities, European business prospects, high quality food and intelligent packaging. The Congress hosted many experts representing the European Parliament, the Polish Academy of Sciences as well as Polish and foreign universities and enterprises.

Read more about the Congress and the first day.

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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