thursday 3rd september 2020
Catia Bastioli among the speakers of the EuroScience Open Forum 2020
The 9th edition of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), the biennial, pan-European scientific forum dedicated to research and innovation, began on Wednesday 2 September.
The initiative, which brings together leading scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers, science and technology communicators and public from all over Europe, is hosted by Trieste, the European City of Science 2020.
On the opening day, the parallel session "A sustainable bioeconomy: a global challenge for a shared future" was held online, moderated by Kevin O’Connor, Director of the BiOrbic SFI Bioeconomy Research Center.
Among the speakers of the event, Catia Bastioli, CEO of Novamont, recalled how the circular bioeconomy can be a key tool of the Green Deal, intercepting the Missions of the European Commission and the related European strategies, to decarbonise the economy, remedy the problems of ecosystem degradation and create new jobs "by doing more with less".
The panel dedicated to the bio-based industry also saw the participation of John Bell, Director of DG RTD of the European Commission, Nathalie Sauze Vandevyver Director, of DG AGRI of the European Commission, Marcel Wubbolts, Technical Director of Corbion, Philippe Mengal, Executive Director of the BBI JU, Oana Neagu, Copa Cogeca General Affairs Director, Lene Lange, Member of the Scientific Technical Committee of the BBI JU and Yvonne Buckley, Professor of Zoology at Trinity College Dublin.