• Thursday, October 28, 2021
  • 10:00 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Ravezzi 2 South Hall
  • English
  • Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and CINEA (Sustainable Blue Economy Unit)

The blue bioeconomy sector has high potential in contributing not only to blue growth but also in supporting a green transition for industries. This one-day thematic workshop is organised in the context of the BlueInvest platform and shall bring together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and stakeholders from the blue bioeconomy. It shall look into areas where European innovation can have a competitive advantage and potentially transform industries. The activities will tackle the several areas as, for instance, algae, novel foods, nutraceuticals, food additives and animal feeds, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, green chemicals and materials, enzymes for green industrial processing or decontamination.

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Section Chairs

Vincent Favrel, Head of Unit “Sustainable Blue Economy” or Luca Marangoni, Deputy Head of Unit, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)

Programme

10.00-10.15 WELCOME

Remarks by
Representative, DG MARE
Representative, BlueInvest

10.15-11.15 THE GREEN BLUE ECONOMY: MARKET DEVELOPMENTS, INNOVATION TRENDS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Moderated panel discussion with Q&A

Five key stakeholders shall present market opportunities for the Green Blue Economy, including the most recent innovation trends and major developments.

The sectors of opportunity shall cover blue bioeconomy, circular economy solutions including ocean plastic pollution and the sustainable management and conservation of natural capital.

11.15-12.00 INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: FINANCING A RESTORATIVE GREEN BLUE ECONOMY FOR HEALTHY OCEANS AND WATERS
Moderated panel format, with Q&A

Four investors focused on the Blue Economy shall be invited to do a reverse pitch.

Luke HALSEY, Partner, AiiM Partners
Lynton Francois BURGER, Ocean Impact Investor, Venture4th
Investors (TBC)


12.30-13.30 BREAK


13.30-13.45 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: LIFE PROGRAMME

A showcase of LIFE Programme – EUs funding instruments for the environment and climate action: initiatives, projects and results
Angelo SALSI, Head of Department, CINEA.D - Natural Resources, Climate, Sustainable Blue Economy and Clean Energy

13.45-14.45 PITCH SESSION I | GREEN BLUE BIOECONOMY

5 high potential companies and projects will pitch to an audience of investors, venture mentors and coaches.

FICOSTERRA, Biological crop booster technology

REMEDIA LIFE, Remediation of Marine Environment and Development of Innovative Aquaculture

EASYFEED, Innovative, organic aquaculture formula for feed

FISH4FISH, Biodegradable alternative to plastic packaging for fish

BIOGEARS, Biobased ropes for aquaculture


14.45-15.00 BREAK


15.00-16.00 PITCH SESSION II | GREEN BLUE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

5 high potential companies and projects will pitch to an audience of investors, venture mentors and coaches.

LIFE WASTE2PROTEIN, Insect protein production from biowaste as sustainable alternative to fish and soy meal for animal feed

LIFE-LIBAT, Innovative technological solution for the recycling of primary lithium batteries, particularly lithium-manganese batteries; process integrates mechanical pre-treatment with a hydrometallurgical treatment

BIOFABRIK, Plastic catalytic depolymerization

ORIGIN BY OCEAN, Feed from blue-green algae & bladderwrack. Industrial-scale collection of blue-green algae and large-scale bladderwrack farming

PUROCEANS, Removing pollution and micro-plastics from the ocean’s seabed.

16.00-17.30 B2B MATCHMAKING SESSION

The BlueInvest team will facilitate 1:1 meetings for attendees of the workshop.