Business and Science Forum 2019
Business and Science Forum „THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIOECONOMY AS A PREREQUISITE FOR LONG-TERM COMPETITIVENESS AND WELFARE CREATION“
The purpose of the forum is to discuss the challenges and opportunities of modernization of bioeconomy sectors and innovative solutions for developing a competitive bioeconomy and creating economic, social and environmental welfare and rural areas vitality.
Thursday, 26th September
|8.00–9.00||Registration of Participants|
|9.30–11.00||Sharing Good Practice in Applying Innovations in Biobusiness|
– “Lietuvos uogų augintojų, perdirbėjų ir prekybininkų asociacija”. Lithuania Berry Growers, Processors and Traders Association.
– UAB “Maistinių vabzdžių ferma”. Company producing frozen, dried crickets and crickets flour.
– UAB “SoTu SoTu”. Company producing functional foods such as freeze-dried various berries, vegetables, herbs, seeds powder, and etc.
– URBANFOOD. Company producing functional food products, such as a variety of fruit, vegetable and seed powder and corn sticks.
– AB “AUGA group”. Company producing a wide range of organic food products: fruits, berries, mushrooms, soups, poultry, dairy products and etc.
|11.30–13.00||Discussion with Producers of Bioproducts. Degustation of Bioproducts|
|14.00–15.30||1 panel discussion: BIOECONOMY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES: HOW TO STRENGTHEN THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ECONOMY, SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT?|
Moderator: Virginija Kargytė, Manager of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Project “Unlocking the Potential of Bio-based Value Chains in the Baltic Sea Region” (BalticBiomass4Value)
Themes of the panel discussion:
Panel discussion speakers:
|15.45–17.00||2 panel session. HOW SOCIAL INNOVATION CAN HELP RURAL AREAS TO BECOME SMARTER?Moderator: Vilma Atkočiūnienė, Professor of Business and Rural Development Research Institute, Vytautas Magnus University|
Indicative questions for open discussion:
The project is funded by Republic of Lithuania
The forum is co-organized by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region project “Unlocking the Potential of Bio–based Value Chains in the Baltic Sea Region” (BalticBiomass4Value)
Business and Science Forum Speakers
Prof. dr. Vilma Atkočiūnienė
Prof. dr. Talis Tisenkopfs
Virginija Kargytė, Manager of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Project “Unlocking the Potential of Bio-based Value Chains in the Baltic Sea Region” (BalticBiomass4Value).
Dovilė Zdanavičienė, Head of the Climate Change Management Policy Group at the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania
Zigmas Medingis, Counsellor of the Division of Crop Production and Agri-Environment at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania
Kęstutis Juščius, CEO and the main stakeholder of the AUGA group, which is one of the largest groups of companies in the Baltic region managing agricultural companies and implementing socially and environmentally sustainable eco-business model
Tomas Andrejauskas, Founding Partner of SatiMed, the company researching, developing and manufacturing phytocannabinoid-based medicinal, nutritional and cosmetic products; and Vice President of the Lithuanian Biotechnology Association
Dr. Monika Kavaliauskė, CEO of CasZyme, the startup company aiming to develop new discoveries, innovative applications and top-quality research in the field of CRISPR based Molecular Tools and to support researchers and companies practicing gene-editing worldwide
Dr. Per Møller, Head of Symbiosis Center Denmark, which is a national knowledge center working to identify and facilitate industrial symbiosis projects between public and private industrial partners and, thus, to enable the use of residues from one company as a resource in another for the producion of valuable materials and energy