29.11.2017 11:30 - 13:30

ERIFORE final workshop: Lunch debate

Welcome to the 9th EIS high-level lunch debate on "Future research infrastructure for European leadership in circular forest bioeconomy".

The workshop is co-hosted by Ms Sirpa Pietikainen MEP and Ms Henna Virkkunen MEP, and will take place on Wednesday, 29 November, in the Members’ Salon of the European Parliament from 12:30 to 14:30The event is organized together with Knowledge4Innovation.

The workshop will highlight the following issues:

· There is need to develop new value added products from forest-based biomass enabling implementation of European bioeconomy strategy.

· Sustainable development and enhanced utilization of the European research and innovation infrastructures require long-term commitments and new funding

· ERIFORE aims for an open access distributed research infrastructure which bridges science and innovation across many technology fields throughout the
whole value chain.

 A detailed agenda and description of the workshop are available here. 

ERIFORE – European Research Infrastructure for Circular Forest Bioeconomy – is an infrastructure development project aiming to establish a cooperation network between European open access research infrastructures. The project is comprised of RI owners from 10 countries in Europe. In the long-term, the ambition is that the distributed research infrastructure for circular forest bioeconomy becomes a flagship in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). 

Please visit the ERIFORE web page to learn more about the project.