The 1st Meeting of the General Assembly took place last week at Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome (Viale Regina Elena, 295 – 00161 Rome). The first day of the meeting was reserved exclusively for partners (WPs Parallel Meetings were scheduled on this day) while the second day saw the participation of the Project Officer and External Advisory Board members.
It was a very productive meeting and we are looking forward to future developments of the project!
On 15 September 2017 at the campus of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn it was held the 1st internal workshop entitled “Principles, criteria and indicators for sustainability transition assessment to circular and bio-based economy”.
This workshop was associated directly with realization of STAR-ProBio project (H2020). The goal of the workshop was to discuss the general framework for effective and harmonized regulations in creation of market pull for bio-based products.
During the workshop it was presented initial results of ongoing research by interdisciplinary research teams representing scientific disciplines of agriculture, environment management, economics and law.
The event attracted 14 participants and the basis for discussion was 10 presentations. The final conclusion from this workshop seems to be unambiguous – interdisciplinary research approach with a multilayer thorough analysis of technical, economic, environmental and social aspects will be crucial for development of market regulations for bio-based products.
On 22 June, Luana Ladu (TUB) and Francesca Govoni (Unitelma Sapienza) attended the Horizon2020 Coordinators day in Brussels, in order to learn more about Project life cycle, Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation of results and to get a chance to present STAR-ProBio to officers of the European Commission as well as coordinators of other similar projects. This was also a great opportunity to liaise with other projects with overlapping interests.
We are glad to announce that STAR-ProBio started!
The Kick-off Meeting of the project was held the 18-19 May in Berlin, at the Technische Universität Berlin.
The event was an important opportunity for all partners of the Consortium, coordinated by Unitelma Sapienza, to know each other personally and discuss about objectives, goals, tasks and deliverables to be produced in the 36 months of this challenging project!
STAR-ProBio – a multi-actor collaborative Research and Innovation Action (RIA) coordinated by Unitelma Sapienza University and including 15 partners from 11 European countries – has been awarded three-year Horizon 2020 funding.
The STAR-ProBio project is pleased to announce the launch of its 3-years activities starting on May 2017.
STAR-ProBio supports the European Commission in the full implementation of European policy initiatives, including the Lead Market Initiative in bio-based products, the industrial policy and the European Bio-economy Strategy.