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Monday, September 3, 2018

5th Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics – discuss the latest progress in the field of bio-aromatics on 14-15 November 2018

The Biorizon Annual Event on Bio-aromatics on 15th November 2018 in the Hotel Central in Den Bosch, The Netherlands offers the opportunity to network with large industry players, SME’s and RTO’s from all over Europe. Presentations and discussions on recent advancements in the field of bio-aromatics research and production will be given in a keynote speech by Dr. Hedda Weber, Senior Biorefinery Specialist at Sappi Europe, and in presentations on the progress of Biorizon in technology development of functionalized bio-based aromatics. Furthermore, there will be a great deal of time for matchmaking with companies, stakeholders and researchers, additionally to pre-arranged bilateral matchmaking sessions.

The event is supported by the Horizon 2020/ BBI-JU project BIOPEN. Within the project lifetime a unique open-innovation platform will be established with compelling advantages for its users. As a member of this BIOPEN platform you will be able to inform yourself about offers, research projects and available funding in the bio-based sector. You can join projects of your interest for production of your sustainable and competitive bio-based products and processes as BIOPEN platform facilitate the matchmaking and contact among organisations with specific expertise alongside new and existing value chains. Moreover BIOPEN will offer the opportunity to collect comprehensive information (patents, research articles, funded projects) of inventions and technical developments. Besides an introduction of the BIOPEN platform, the Biorizon event offers you the chance to network with BIOPEN project partners.

Biorizon also invites you to a networking diner on the evening of the 14th of November.

Further information on the program and registration will soon be published on


The BiOPEN project is a CSA project funded under BBI JU and coordinated by Ciaotech, Italy.  The consortium involves 9 partners from seven EU countries (Italy, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, and Poland) and is highly specialized in the bio-based industry. It comprises five European bio-based clusters (Bioeconomy Cluster, Biobased Delta, CLIB2021, Smart Chemistry Park operated by Turku Science Park, West Pomeranian Chemical Cluster Green Chemistry), three open innovation expert companies (Ciaotech, Europe Unlimited, Innovation Engineering), and one research centre (National Technical University of Athens). The project partners will reach a large number of stakeholders and involve them actively through workshops, direct support to find collaboration partners or co-funding and online matchmaking. They will also deliver five perspective studies on new bio-based products and markets, encompassing both downstream sectors and brand owners. This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 745719.

BIOPEN partners and contacts

BioEconomy Cluster,

Contact: Steffen Ullmann MA, (

Biobased Delta, The Netherlands, is the biobased cluster in the southwest of the country with entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes and government agencies working together to strengthen the position of the region in the biobased economy under the theme “Agro meets Chemistry”. The cluster has an extensive national and international network and over 80 partners.

Contact: Dr. Ir. Willem Sederel, (


Ciaotech, Italy (Coordinator)

Contact: Patrizia Circelli, (


CLIB2021, Germany, is the competence network for industrial biotechnology with a strong base in the German Federal State of NRW and an extensive national and international network. The cluster has around 100 members from academia, small and medium sized enterprises and the chemical industry.

Contact: Dr. Sarah Refai, (


Europe Unlimited, Belgium

Contact: Youssef Sabbah, (


Innovation Engineering, Italy.

Contact: Valeria Marino, (


National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece

Contact: Prof Antonios Kokosis, (


Smart Chemistry Park, Turku Science Park Ltd, Finland

Contact: Reeta Huhtinen, (;

The Association West Pomeranian Chemical Cluster “Green Chemistry”, Poland
Contact: Marcin Krawczyk, (

BiOPEN has received funding
from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 745719.


Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking.

BiOPEN is coordinated by

Ciaotech, Member of PNO Group. Contact: Patrizia Circelli,

BiOPEN website


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