The next annual meeting where both project team, reference group and some industrypartners will be present, is scheduled for August 29.-30.
We are organizing a meeting with the SusValueWaste reference group in May 2017. Here we will discuss the differnent work packages and ask the experts for feedback.
The steering group functions as a management group for the project. At the meeting on 24th of March 2017, information about the progression in the workpackages were shared and the planning of the next annual meeting was started.
The Norwegian Government launched its Bioeconomy strategy at the end of 2016 and Thomas Malla from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries presented it at the workshop at NIFU 25th of January, 2017. Various stakeholders representing industry, public administration, the research community and sector organisations were invited to give their comments on how to put the strategy into practise.
On the 11th of January 2017 researchers from Østfold Research and from NIFU organised a joint workshop on urban waste management. This workshop addressed collaboration between the Life cycle assessment studies at Østfold Research and NIFU’s work on selected case studies on urban waste management.
On the 15th of November 2016 researchers from Østfold Research and from NIFU organised a joint workshop on urban waste management. Results and methodological approaches from relevant projects at Østfold Research and at NIFU were presented and discussed.
The whole project team visited DTU in Lyngby, Denmark for the 2016 annual meeting in October. The agenda was to get a status overview of the different work packages and to plan ahead. We discussed up-coming seminars and workshops, and discussed the papers and reports in progress. The two day meeting ended with a visit to Carlsberg, one of the Danish industry partners in the project.
SusValueWaste organised together with CYCLE and BioSmart, two other Bionær-research projects, the NoRest Conference. Almost 100 researchers, policy makers and business people discussed topics related to research and innovation in the circular bio-economy. The conference was held in Copenhagen in October 2016.
18th of October we met to develop the survey for work package 3.
28th of September 2016 we visited Centre for Rural Research in Trondheim to learn more about the BioSmart project. We discussed methodology such as the foresight studies and surveys, and talked about complementarities between BioSmart and SusValueWaste.
On the 22nd of June 2016 we had a WP2 workshop at NIFUs office in Tøyen/Oslo. Here we will discussed different topics related to the case studies – lessons we learned so far in the explorative phase and the way forward.
On the 21st of June 2016 we will have a joint workshop between WP1 and WP3 at NIFUs office in Tøyen/Oslo. Here we will discuss issues related to the target population.
On the 29th-30th of Sepetember 2015 we had our first annual seminar at NIFUs office in Tøyen/Oslo. There we welcomed the reference group and representatives from our industry case studies.
There we discussed first drafts of our State-of-the-art studies, got insights from our reference group and the industry contacts and we learned more about our sister project CYCLE.
On the 3rd of July 2015 we had our kickoff meeting for work package 2 at NIFU in Oslo.
Here we discussed the characteristics of the economic sectors important for our our case studies.
On the 18th-19th of May 2015 we organised a joint workshop for work packe 4 and 2 at Østfold Research in Fredrikstad.
At the seminar we discussed research on food waste developed at Østfold Research and global value chain analysis.
On the 4th of March 2015 we had our kickoff seminar at NIFU in Oslo.
At the seminar we welcomed Turid Hiller from The Research Council of Norway.
We discussed the different work packages and issues related to project management, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinarycollaboration, and communication and dissemination.