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All-Island Workshop on Bio-Based Industries Opportunities in the Horizon 2020 Programme

May 31, 2018
University College Cork , College Rd,

The BBI JU which operates under the Horizon 2020 programme, is a €3.7bn Public-Private Partnership funded by the EU and the Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC), a group that collectively represents the European BBI private sector.

BBI JU calls are dedicated to realising the European Bioeconomy potential with the 2018 calls focusing specifically opportunities around Biobased Feedstock, Biorefining Process, Biobased Products and the requirement to develop Market Uptake.

The 2018 call opens on 11th Aprial and will close on 6th September 2018 with an indicative budget of €115 million.

At the event you can expect to:

– explore the 2018 BBI JU call topics in more detail and EU Policy on the Bioeconomy

– hear from successful applicant to previous Horizon 2020 calls

– network with potential partners

– receive expert advice

Who should attend?

– Researchers from academia and industry

– Large industries and SMEs

– Representative groups

– Technology providers

– Local authorities and local action groups


09:15 am Registration & Tea/Coffee

10:00 am Welcome

Patrick Barrett – Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)

Anita Maguire – Vice President For Research & Innovation, UCC

10:10 am Session 1

Bill Morrissey – Glanbia

Brian Kelly – Irish Bioeconomy Foundation

Followed by panel discussion including members of industry & academia

Enda Buckley – Carbery Group

Maurice Collins – University of Limerick

Jason Whooley – CEO, Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland (BII)

11:15 am Expertise Exchange Feedback

11:30 am Networking & Coffee Break

11:50 am Session 2

Chris Shiels – InterTradeIreland (H2020 Brexit survey & findings)

Polyvios Hadjiyiangou – BBI Joint Undertaking (Call Coordinator)

James Gaffney – IT Tralee

Followed by panel discussion including members of industry & academia

Donald McDonagh – Cillnua Consulting

Elizabeth Gavin – Eur Digital Village

Maria Callanan – Project Manager, VISUM

(NI participants to be confirmed)

1:15 pm Event Summary & Close by UCC


2:00pm One-to-one Meetings with Ireland & NI Horizon 2020 National Contact Points