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Workshop: High–Level Lunch debate on “Future research infrastructure for European leadership in circular forest bioeconomy”

November 29, 2017 @ 13:30 - 15:30 CET

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, in the Members’ Salon of the European Parliament, Brussels, from 12:30 tot 14:30

The European Research Infrastructure for Circular Forest Bioeconomy (ERIFORE) is pleased to invite you to the 9th EIS High – Level Lunch debate on “Future research infrastructure for European leadership in circular forest bioeconomy”. The event, co-hosted by Sirpa Pietikainen MEP and Henna Virkkunen MEP, will take place on Wednesday, 29 November, in the Members’ Salon of the European Parliament from 12:30 to 14:30. The event is organized together with Knowledge4Innovation.

One of the global challenges is to move from the fossil-based economy to sustainable bioeconomy. The forest-based sector has the opportunity to take the lead here by linking the whole value chain from the management and use of natural resources to the delivery of products and services. The forest bioeconomy has high potential in energy products, chemicals and new materials.

The event will highlight the following issues:

  • There is need to develop new value added products from forest-based biomass enabling implementation of European bioeconomy strategy.
  • Sustainable development and enhanced utilization of the European research and innovation infrastructures require long-term commitments and new funding models.
  • ERIFORE aims for an open access distributed research infrastructure which bridges science and innovation across many technology fields throughout the whole value chain.


A detailed agenda and description are available on the webpage of the event. In addition, Knowledge4Innovation is pleased to invite you to the other 9th European Innovation Summit conferences.


If you are interested in attending please register here no later than Friday, 10 November 2017. When you fill in the registration form for the ERIFORE lunch debate, please select “partner” as the type of participant (other choices: participant, speaker, media, other). This way you will be listed as a member of the ERIFORE consortia. After submitting the form, you will receive an automated message informing you that you have successfully registered. Please keep in mind that this email does not represent a confirmation of your participation. Closer to the start of the 9th EIS, you will receive a separate confirmation email, with the “tickets” of the events you have been confirmed for.


European Parliament, Members’ Salon of the European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels

Please note that we have reserved 20 seats to ERIFORE consortia, therefore one seat per organization is guaranteed. You can register more persons, however, in that case please wait for the confirmation (estimated time for confirmation is 15.11.2017), before booking flights.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the ERIFORE High-level Lunch and the 9th European Innovation Summit.


November 29, 2017
13:30 - 15:30
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+358 20 722 2942


European Parliament – Members’ Salon
Luxemburgplein / Square Luxembourg
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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