Please note, there is an upcoming event on FOOD 2030: Research and Innovation for Tomorrow's Nutrition and Food Systems on 12-13 October 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. See program here.


There was also a talk about the ERIAFF network at our conference. See this attachment for more info or contact Mr Antti Pasila, Seinäjoki University of Applied Science (+358 40 830 4201;



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Monday, 26 September 2016

Welcoming words

Estonian University of Life Sciences - rector Mait Klaassen

Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs - Mr Toomas Kevvai, Deputy Secretary General for Food Safety, Research and Development

Welcome address by the European Commission - Mr Thomas Arnold, DG Research & Innovation

Address Slovakian Presidency - Mrs Dana Peškovicova, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic

Welcome address by Pascal Bergeret, president of the EURAGRI 

Keynote presentation

Reflections on opportunities and challenges in implementing a bio-economy strategy - a life sciences university’s perspective - Ülle Jaakma, Vice-rector, Estonian University of Life Sciences

Reporting from EURAGRI workshops

Big data in agriculture: consequences for research and research organizations - Christian Huyghe, INRA

The human dimension in the bio-economy framework – applications with relevance for the broad field of agriculture - Uno Svedin, Stockholm University; Bettina Heimann EURAGRI

Panel: The bio-economy – new demands for research organizations in agro-food and life sciences sector

Teagasc Technology Foeresight 2035 Report - Gerry Boyle, Teagasc

Interdisciplinary in higher education for the bio-economy - Gerlinde van Vilsteren, Centre for bio-based Economy, University Wageningen

Research institutional restructuring - Markku Järvenpää, National Resources Institute, Finland

Reconciliation and trade-offs, productivity – ecosystem services - Hervé Guyomard, INRA

Panel discussion with the speakers


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Keynote presentations

Experience in growing of woody biomass from plantations - R&D and practice - Mindaugas Šilininkas, R&D Euromediena 

The role and the impact of university research on the bio-economy - Prof. Dr. Cosmin Salasan, Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine "King Michael I of Romania", Faculty of Agricultural Management, Romania

Untapping regional bioeconomy potentials with BERST toolkit – functionalities and limitations - Prof. Luka Juvančič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Myrna van Leeuwen, Wageningen Economic Research, Holland. 

Parallel discussion groups

Technological development focusing on food production in bio-economy - Isabel Roldan-Ruiz (ILVO)

Education for complex problem solving - Lone Krogh Kjær-Rasmuissen (Aalborg University).

Research institutional restructuring - Moderated by Pascal Bergeret, IAMM

Productivity – environmental services - Angelika Wurbs (ZALF). Moderated by Gianluca Brunori, University of Pisa