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The SuperBIO workshop will give an overview of current developments in the field of bio-based materials. It covers case studies from Poland that show the variety of application sectors in which biomaterials can be important. The SuperBIO project will be presented as a tool to stimulate innovations within SMEs in this area, and several SuperBIO service providers are presenting their offers in the SuperBIO project. The workshop will offer the opportunity to network with the SuperBIO project through face-to-face meetings in the afternoon.

This workshop is organized the day before the EU Bioeconomy conference in Lodz, Poland (6-7 October). This conference brings together governmental, academic and industrial stakeholders in the EU bioeconomy. It shows good practices and synergies from different regions for bioeconomy development, food production, active life&healthy aging. It highlights the importance of biomaterials, and industrial biotechnology for the bioeconomy, and will analyse the circular bioeconomy.

When: Wednesday 5th of October, 10h-16h

Where: Lodz, Poland, Lodz Regional Science and Technology Park - Technopark Lodz
Dubois 114/116 Street

Registration: free of charge. Find below the registration form. Also the EU Bioeconomy conference from 6-7 October is free of charge. You can subscribe to it separately here.

Organizers: Polish Technology Platform on Bioeconomy (Lodz University of Technology), Cluster organisation in the bio-economy and partner of the SuperBIO H2020 Project. SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the Horizon2020 funding program of the European Commission. The € 3.8 million project is committed to build new, innovative, cross-border and cross-sectorial value chains in the bio-based economy that have the potential to disrupt existing value chains in the fossil oil based economy. The workshops are intended to spark new ideas to be submitted to the SuperBIO project. The SuperBIO consortium includes 10 organisations from six different countries.


Dowload the program in pdf here

10h-10h10 Welcome and opening

Prof. Stanisław Bielecki - Lodz University of Technology, Chairman of PTPB

10h10-10h30 H2020 SuperBIO project: Supporting innovation in the bioeconomy

Stefan Ruyters, PhD,
Coordinator of the SuperBio project

10h30-10h45 Innovation services provided by the NNFCC in the SuperBIO project

Lucie A. Pfaltzgraff, PhD - The National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC), York, UK

10h45-11h Innovation services provided by BCNP in the SuperBIO project

Tobias Kirchhoff, accredited consultant at RKW Bremen and RKW Hessen - BCNP Consultants GmbH, Köln, Germany

11h-11h15 Know your value, find your market: LCA, TEE, Feedstock Analysis and market research for bio-based products

Michael Carus, Managing Director of the nova-Institut, Huerth, Germany

11h15-11h30 Discussion

11h30-11h45 Coffee Break

11h45-12h  Application potential of bacterial nanocellulose

Prof. Stanisław Bielecki - Lodz University of Technology

12h-12h15 Research and development acitivities of the Institue of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres - offer for collaboration

Prof. Danuta Ciechańska - Managing Director of the Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres, Lodz

12h15-12h30 TRICOMED SA - Polish innovations in medical field

Witold Sujka, PhD, Chairman of the Board of Tricomed, Lodz

12h30-12h45  Recycling of the textile products for special purposes

Prof. Marcin Struszczyk, Acting Director of the Institute of Security Technologies “MORATEX”, Lodz

12h45-13h Multi-integrated microbial processes in fermentation-based industries

Msc Eng Tomasz Kapela, Owner of Biotechnika Tomasz Kapela

13h00-13h15 Application of bio-based polysaccharides in textile industry – discussion of case study

Prof. Izabella Krucińska - Lodz University of Technology

13h15-13h30 Discussion

13h30-14h15 Lunch

14h15-15h15 (Cancelled due to illness of the speaker) Protecting Innovation in the Bio-economy

15h15-16h15  (Cancelled due to illness of the speaker) The opportunity to schedule 1-to1 IP clinics - free private 30 minute session with a European patent attorney, to ask any questions you may have about IP or patenting inventions

John Jappy, Partner, Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney; Sarah Klaczynska, Senior Associate, European Patent Attorney, Chartered Patent Attorney - Gill Jennings & Every LLP, London, United Kingdom

14h15-16h15 B2B meetings with SuperBIO partners


Earlier Event: September 27
SuperBIO informational Workshop Germany
Later Event: November 9
SuperBIO informational workshop Germany