Common challenges and strive for more collaboration revealed in the Power4bio e-conference report

Common challenges and strive for more collaboration revealed in the Power4bio e-conference report

As one of the project partners of POWER4BIO, ECRN is pleased to share the report of the project’s recent month-long e-conference.

Between March and April 2019, more than 250 participants coming from the 10 POWER4BIO participant regions and their neighbouring regions had a very fruitful online conference.

Through their exchanges, stakeholders have put into light many common themes and showed a high level of interest. ‘Financial problems’ and ‘sufficient demand for advanced bio-based products’ were included among problems facing feedstocks in existing value chains in almost every conference, as were ‘lack of knowledge of consumers’, ‘high costs’, and ‘trust in old products’ as obstacles to bio-based products entering the market.

Participants were able to provide many ideas for potential collaboration strategies, such as ‘deepening communication and knowledge transfer’, ‘creating/extending joint research and development actions’, and ’close cooperation with local vocational schools and universities’.

To read further about the ideas and outcomes of the e-conference, read the full report here.

The POWER4BIO project serves as an inter-regional platform developing and advancing regional strategies towards  strong European bioeconomies. Besides being a partner itself, ECRN has also involved several of its members in this project, namely Mazovia (PL) through the Mazovian Energy Agency, Flanders (BE), Saxony-Anhalt (DE), and Bavaria (DE) through the Chemie Cluster Bayern GMBH.

Discover more about POWER4BIO on our dedicated article.

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