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9 June 2017

Dinner debate to share lessons from the bioeconomy

The project ProBIO will host a Dinner Debate at the European Parliament on 28 June to discuss how to increase impact from publicly funded research. The event will be hosted by Lieve Wierinck MEP, member of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee, and shadow rapporteur on the European Parliament’s assessment of the implementation of Horizon 2020.

At the opening of the event, success stories from ProBIO interventions will be shared with the participants. During the first course, speakers are expected to discuss the barriers to impact in FP7, as well as suggest recommendations for future programmes. The focus of the debate during the main course will be the first results from the Horizon 2020 mid-term evaluation, to afterwards move to share ideas on how to maximise the impact of publicly funded research.

The debate will be animated by the partners of the ProBIO project, a multi-disciplinary team built around highly specialised green innovation consultancies, with deep experience in innovation support. ProBIO has explored over 400 projects funded by the Knowledge Based Bioeconomy (KBBE) FP7 Programme, to identify the most advanced research results, and provide result owners with individual coaching to help them to commercialise their products and services.

Registration to the event is mandatory, but free of charge. For more information, visit here.