THE NoRest CONFERENCE 25th-26th OF OCTOBER 2016 – COPENHAGEN
Developing a future bio-economy has become a key goal for policy-makers in Norway, across Europe, and around the world. The bioeconomy is considered critical for several reasons: the need for sustainability of resource use, the growing demand for both food and energy, and the need to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation.
The NoRest conference put emphasis on cycle thinking in technology, foresight exercises and transitions related to different aspects of the bio-economy and future challenges and possibilities for both researchers and industry. The conference is jointly organised by three research projects, CYCLE, BioSmart and SusValueWaste, all funded by the BIONÆR programme of the Research Council of Norway
A combination of keynote presentations held by carefully selected speakers, short lightening speeches, and poster presentations from research projects, industry, government and relevant EU or Nordic funded research projects provides an interesting and interactive program.
A transition to the bio-economy rests upon both increased sustainable production and consumption of bio-based and renewable resources, but does also draw attention to the growing economic value of organic rest-resources from bio-industries and households; the circular aspect of the bio-economy. Exploiting the full potential of all these resources as possible new sources for food, feed, fertilizer, energy or other innovative use requires increased innovation, systemic change as well as better regulation and governance.
This conference presents research and innovation pathways to increase resource utilization in bio-based value chains and a shift towards a circular bioeconomy. The aim of the conference is to gather research organisations across different research-disciplines, industry and governmental organisations from different European countries to facilitate knowledge transfer, networking and spur future innovation and collaboration both between industry and research organisations as well as between countries.
The conference will be at DGI Byen. The adress is: DGI byen, Tietgensgade 65, 1704 København
A number of hotel rooms are reserved for the night between 25th-26th of October:
We are looking forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!