• Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Biobased Industry Room

Organized by: Italian Ministry of Economic Development, CLUSTER SPRING, and Ecomondo Technical Scientific Committee                                      

“Bioeconomy in Italy” (BIT) is the new Italian strategy that aims to provide a shared vision of the economic, social and environmental opportunities and challenges associated with the creation of a national bioeconomy based on longer, more sustainable and locally routed value chains. Thanks to a number of proprietary technologies developed in the chemistry and industrial biotechnology sectors, large private investments and important projects underway for the reconversion of industrial sites affected by the crisis into biorefineries for the production of bioproducts and biochemicals from renewable sources, Italy is already playing a leading role in the bio-based industry. The conference provides an overview of the Italian strategy and of the major actors involved along the bio-base value chain, resulting from a 25-year experience in R&D and innovation in the field of bioplastics and biochemicals and working together to address  real societal and environmental challenges.

Targeted Audience: National and local institutions; R&D performers; Industry; non-profit


Chairs to be defined



14.00-14.20 The Italian Bioeconomy Strategy: contents and roadmap

Stefano Firpo, Ministry of Economic Development (TBC)

14.20-14.40 The financial instruments for bioeconomy

Ludovica Agrò, Italian Agency for Territorial Cohesion (TBC)

14.40-15.00 Bioeconomy at Regional level

Raffaele Liberali,Committee of Regions (TBC)

15.00-15.20 The Italian bioplastics industry and value chain: a case study of bioeconomy for natural capital regeneration and job creation

Catia Bastioli, Novamont 

15.20-17.30 Bioeconomy as territorial regeneration: cases of excellences of the Italian bio-based value-chains

Round table with representatives of:

  • Agricultural sector 
  • Public R&D
  • Plastics transformation industry
  • Big brands
  • Retail sector
  • Organic waste management
  • Local authorities
  • NGOs

Discussion and Closure


Conference will be held in italian language