On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, the president of South Poland Cleantech Cluster, Janusz Kahl conducted the “Bioeconomy” session during Life Science Open Space 2019 , the event that took place at the Krakow Expo. It is an international partner event of the Lesser Poland Voivodship constituting a platform for ideas, opportunities and cooperation, which aim is to apply knowledge and technology through innovation and entrepreneurship to solve problems and take advantage of opportunities related to the constantly growing pace of life and the increase of civilization.
Among the 14 thematic sessions on, inter alia, medicines, food, innovative hospital, beauty, active life, healthy home, there were two sessions devoted to topics implemented within the framework of the Avantgarde Initiative program: Bioeconomy and 3D Printing in medicine.
The Bioeconomy session as the only was conducted in English. SPCleantech presented a project that will be implemented in cooperation with a Danish partner and the University of Agriculture in Krakow.
In the Bioeconomy session:
- Maurizio Bettiga from the Swedish EviKrets talked about the progress and business case in the bioeconomy;
- Niels Dalhoff from Denmark explained how to use the bioeconomy potential for himself;
- Rafał Łazanowski from Wessling Polska presented the invisible threat of microplastics;
- Janusz Kahl from South Poland Cleantech Cluster talked about integrating the wastewater treatment process with agricultural production systems and biogas plants;
- Maciej Guzik from the Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry PAS presented a demo case implemented as part of the Avant-garde Initiative .
Bioeconomy is not another fashionable topic of talks for ambitious scientists. This is a necessity without which the global economy cannot develop in the future. It should be developed in the context of the principles of the circular economy, consisting in the effective use of natural resources, biodegradability and intelligent consumption, the use of innovation and changes in lifestyle and diet.
Bioeconomy pioneers have already understood that this is not only a necessity, but also a huge potential and opportunity for entrepreneurial and innovative people. The bioeconomy session is currently addressed to them. Where are the opportunities for development? With whom can or need to enter into cooperation so as not to remain on the sidelines of events? What technologies will play a key role in the economy of the future? Does it always have to be technology, or can you benefit from non-technological solutions?
# LSOS19 is a unique event in which only people who are open and focused on joint activities in the broadly understood field of biotechnology and health participate.
It is a space where science and innovation meet business and capital. It is also an interdisciplinary melting pot, which results in new contacts, projects, technologies and products for Health and Quality of Life.