FIRST2RUN at the Bio‐Based Industries Joint Undertaking Stakeholder Forum

10 December 2017

The inaugural Bio‐based Industries Joint Undertaking Stakeholder Forum took place in Brussels on 6th and 7th December. It brought together all of BBI JU ongoing projects, including FIRST2RUN, who were given an opportunity to present their consortium and the details of their project in a dedicated exhibition and in thematic workshops.

On 6 December, projects were grouped together thematically and invited to bring up to three representatives to talk about their work in the project. Cecilia Giardi, as Project Coordinator, presented FIRST2RUN in the thematic sessions on “Agri‐food”.

On 7 December the BBI JU welcomed the public to attend a day full of information, to listen to speakers and expert panellists discuss the strategic importance of the bio‐based economy and the BBI JU’s key role in implementing this across Europe. Luigi Capuzzi, FIRST2RUNProject Manager and head of NOVAMONT’S research, in the session “New markets, new products” explained the experience gained by Novamont in the coordination of FIRST2RUN project and the importance of tools to support the development of integrated supply chains and innovative products in the bioeconomy.

More than 600 participants took part in the event and in the project exhibition area they had the occasion to discover more about bioproducts made by FIRST2RUN project, starting from low input oilseed crops (such as cardoon), cul􀆟vated on arid and/or marginal land.