09.50-10.10 The Role of the Bioeconomy within the Circular Economy
In the world of sustainable manufacturing, is there a place for a circular bio-economy, and what does this actually mean? Resource efficiency, maximising natural capital, the bio-economy and the circular economy: a multitude of terms all with a similar aim; to create the business case for protecting our environmental resources.
10.10 - 11.00 Brexit: How will it impact the development of environmental legislation?
- Refine your pitch and increase competitiveness when bidding for less available research funding by demonstrating the commercial aspects of your innovations
- Discover new partners to fill the knowledge and commercial gaps between technological innovation and market demand
11.00 - 11.45 Food Waste: Are systems and processes in place to effectively manage green waste?
- Is ISO 14001 meeting the needs for food waste recycling and what more can be done to improve the way we manage this waste?
- Can mandatory separate domestic food waste collections boost the bio-economy?
- How has the shift from GRI G4 to the new Global Reporting Initiative standards changed corporate sustainability reporting on food waste collection and management?
- Mapping food waste streams and identify areas for remanufacturing
11.45-12.40 Policy & Regulation panel discussion
- Incentivising bio-innovation
- What funding, finance and infrastructure support is likely to develop?
- Encouraging innovation through tax incentives and reliefs
- The UK Bioeconomy – evidencing the bioeconomy strategy
12.40 - 14.00 BIO TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
Five leading bio-innovators will present their products and innovations, taking the audience through the process of research, development and production, and showcasing the importance of bio sector to the circular economy.
14.00 - 15.00 Biomass to Chemicals
15.00 - 15.45 Innovation: Building an economic case and how Brexit will affect the development of new technologies within the bio sector
- Keeping product development as a key priority for the bio-tech sector
- Sourcing funding for bio-innovation: What will R&D funding look like post-2019?
- Solving specific problems, that customers are willing to invest in – the shift from ‘product focused’ to ‘solutions focused’ innovations
- Overcoming barriers to making revenue from waste product
- Demonstrating the commercial aspects of your innovations
- Identifying the best routes to market that provide the highest returns
15.45 - 16.00 Finding the ‘Holy Grail’: converting food waste into revenue streams