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CommBeBiz Bioeconomy Impact 2018, The Bioeconomy Driving Smart & Sustainable Cities - Registration now open

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CommBeBiz Bioeconomy Impact 2018, The Bioeconomy Driving Smart & Sustainable Cities - Registration now open

Bioeconomy Impact 2018

The Bioeconomy Driving Smart & Sustainable Cities

Budapest 6th/7th February 2018

Registration is now open to attend the CommBeBiz Bioeconomy Impact Conference on Smart and Sustainable Cities -  Register here

The Bioeconomy Impact 2018 Conference which takes place in Budapest, a city at the forefront of developing and delivering smart and sustainable urban solutions, will bring together Europe’s most analytical minds to discuss and connect on the important topics of the Bioeconomy and Smart Cities.

Attendees at Bioeconomy Impact 2018 will hear from companies, community leaders and policy makers, all playing their part in driving sustainable innovation across Europe.

The mission of CommBeBiz is to provide opportunities for European Bioeconomy researchers for skills training, networking and access to experts. This free to attend conference will provide all these opportunities and is open to Bioeconomy researchers, agencies, start-ups, entrepreneurs and knowledge brokers.

Rhonda Smith, Project Co-ordinator says; “As our world becomes increasingly urbanised and initiatives are being sought to deliver better management of the planet’s diminishing resources, what better way to drive this agenda forward than to hear from the experts and engineers creating novel solutions.”

One of those experts will be Rego Lanszki, President of the Municipality of Budapest’s 2nd District Committee for property development and President of Smart Solution Cluster.

Attendees will have the opportunity to pitch and present their projects as well as take part in CommBeBiz ‘Top Tips’ workshops aimed at supporting better collaboration and connection on the research journey towards innovation.

There is still a chance to apply for a bursary to attend the final CommBeBiz Academy event on the 6 th February, providing access to a range of experts, as well as attending the conference. Full details about how to apply for a bursary, plus how to register for this free event are all available on our website at

Rhonda Smith continues: “Bioeconomy Impact 2018 is the final meeting of the CommBeBiz project. This three-year European funded project set out to explore methods by which the commercial and innovation world can better support the Bioeconomy researcher. During the project, we have gained much experience that helps us to bring together the capabilities and knowledge to speed up innovation. The CommBeBiz team looks forward to welcoming you to Budapest.”

ENDS/ Contacts & Notes follow

Media contact: Annabel Mead, CommBeBiz Senior Project Manager, at Minerva Communications UK on +44 (0)1264-326427 or +44 (0)7823335468.


Editor’s notes:

  • 1.The call under which CommBeBiz has been successfully funded is H2020-ISIB-2014-1, Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy, part of Societal Challenge 2: 
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy. The project receives €1.6 million funding and runs from March 2015 to February 2018.

  • 2.The partners in CommBeBiz are:

MINERVA Communications UK, 12 Basepoint Innovation Centre, Andover, SP10 3FG, United Kingdom
Contact: Rhonda Smith, +44 (0) 1264 326427

TEAGASC, Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, Ireland
Contact: Maeve Henchion +353(0) 1-8059515

PRACSIS SPRL, Avenue Herrmann Debroux 44, Bruxelles 1160, Belgium
Contact: Sylvia Schreiber +32-2-6633041

EBN, Avenue De Tervuren 168, Bruxelles 1150, Belgium
Contact: Laura Lecci, +32-2-27728900


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme | Project No: 652707 under call H2020-ISIB-2014-1


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