MML: “Development of bio-economy and bio-industry sector in the Republic of Croatia”
The first Mobilization and Mutual Learning Workshop (MML) was held in Zagreb, Croatia on 2nd of April 2019. The workshop was organized in the framework of the round table “Development of bio-economy and bio-industry sector in Republic of Croatia”. The event was co-organized by Horizon 2020 Biobridges project, Bio-based Industry Consortium (BIC) and other Croatian BIC members and stakeholders at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology.
The workshop was attended by eighteen participants and five speakers representing government, academia and industry. Participants discussed about their good practices, projects, obstacles and challenges but also possible solutions.
The Triple Helix stakeholders also discussed the future of bio-economy and bio-based industries in Croatia. Mr. Marco Rupp, Public Affairs & Governmental Relations Manager from Bio Based Industries Consortium provided and overview of the opportunities in Croatia to develop further bio-based industries by presenting the pillar of the Vision for “The Circular Bio-society in 2050”.
The workshop was divided into three parts:
- the presentation and overview of the opportunities in Croatia for bio-economy development from BIC representative,
- the case studies about the R&D work from BIC members and industry representatives BEECO, Bio-MI and Particula Group and their contribution to building up bio-based industries in Croatia and finally
- the round table and discussion on the lack of strategies and other policy initiatives dedicated to development of bio-economy in Croatia.
Documents and more information:
1/ Press release PDF document: MML_PR_Particula group_April2019
2/ BIC newsletter article on “Development of bio-economy and bio-industry sector in the Republic of Croatia”round table