The Forum is hosting a webinar on 16 February (09:45 CET) to facilitate an exchange of experiences and the identification of common positions for the Alpine macro-region in relation to the circular biobased economy, as well as the digitalisation of SMEs, which play a major role in the optimisation of natural fibre value chains.
The event will cover the following:
International dialogue to scale up the bioeconomy efforts to become cross-regional, while also respecting regional priorities in terms of biobased industries.
Approaches and tools to activate broken biobased value chains in unforeseen circumstances, such as a pandemic.
Digitalisation of SMEs as a solution for boosting the development of biobased industries. How can policymakers support and promote the digital transformation of SMEs in this sector?
The target groups for this event are:
Policymakers (local, regional, and national level) dealing with biobased sectors (e.g. agriculture, wood, chemistry, food, pharma packaging and the digitalisation of SMEs).
Cluster agencies and business associations of biobased industries.
Business support organisations.
Industry and commerce chambers that support companies in the biobased industries, as well as in the digitalisation processes.
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and other providers of knowledge.
A preliminary agenda can be found here, and all interested parties should register by 10 Februaryvia boyarintseva [at] bio-pro.de.