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1 Bioeconomy: Policy Implementation Dr. Antonio Di Giulio Head of Strategy Unit Bioeconomy Directorate Directorate-General for Research & Innovation European Commission Building bioeconomy in Europe

2 Agenda: The relevant policy background for the European bioeconomy crossing the main issues at stake to present the European Bioeconomy Strategy and its action plan 2

3 Europe 2020 Smart Growth Digital agenda for Europe Innovation Union Youth on the move Sustainable Growth Resource efficient Europe An industrial policy for the globalisation era Inclusive Growth An agenda for new skills and jobs European platform against poverty Innovating for a sustainable growth: a bioeconomy for Europe 3

4 Emerging Challenges CROSS-CUTTING DRIVERS Tackling New Trends Economic growth Sustainability Job creation Innovation in technologies Demographic change Food security Increased use of natural resources Outcomes Depletion of resources Trends Increased food waste Safe foods and healthy diets Well-being Environmental degradation Food Insecurity Rising inequality and more vulnerable groups This presentation shall neither be binding nor construed as constituting commitment by the European Commission Policy Research and Innovation 4 Source: Adapted from Europe's societal challenges, Rand Europe, 2013

5 Organization Level Organization Level Demand Supply Man Cells Food Compounds Animals Organs Complexity Product Plants Individuals Diet Environment Public Health Society Wealth Innovation Policy Research and Innovation 5

6 Biomass availability: main open issues Sustainable production criteria for all end uses Data quality - Production Methodology for waste streams Massive challenge including (but not only) because of the methodological difficulties around ILUC. Cover EU production and potential imports from outside the EU but good data from outside the EU is often very hard to find The bioeconomy is partly circular, so purely linear input/output models are not sufficient. Bioeconomy Observatory Policy Research and Innovation 6

7 Bottlenecks Primary production Bio-based industries Food industry Total productivity factor Post-harvest losses The biomass availability Market making Ensuring security of supply Resource efficiency 7 This presentation shall neither be binding nor construed as constituting commitment by the European Commission

8 Bioeconomy Strategy And Action Plan In the framework of Europe 2020, the Strategy "Innovating for Sustainable Growth: a Bioeconomy For Europe" promotes sustainable production of renewable resources from land and sea and their conversion into food, bio-based products, biofuels and bioenergy. INVESTMENTS IN RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND SKILLS REINFORCED POLICY INTERACTION AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT EU Institutions Member States and Regions Stakeholders public & private sectors ENHANCEMENT OF MARKETS AND COMPETITIVENESS IN BIOECONOMY SECTORS Policy Research and Innovation 8 International partners & organisations This presentation shall neither be binding nor construed as constituting commitment by the European Commission

9 Investments in Research, Innovation Europe 2020 Innovation Union Horizon 2020 European Research Area Responding to the economic crisis to invest in future jobs and growth Addressing people s concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment Strengthening the EU s global position in research, innovation and technology H2020 is designed to help bring ideas to the market Policy Research and Innovation 9 This presentation shall neither be binding nor construed as constituting commitment by the European Commission

10 Reinforced Policy Interaction Horizon 2020 and ESIF: co-funding synergies bringing together funds in the same project - a single action or a group of coordinated actions Through successive projects that build on each other no double funding in the same expenditure item Through parallel projects that complement each other 10 10

11 Reinforced Policy Interaction A Smart Specialisation Enterprises as well as territories concentrating resources on the most promising areas of competitive advantage, emphasizing an inter-sectoral knowledge exchange Enterprises Research, Innovation, Knowledge transfer Citizens Resources and Territories Skills Networks (value chains) Sectors Services New Business Models 11

12 and skills New, cross-disciplinary skills are needed to......promote activities which can look at our ecosystems in a sustainable way (less energy, less water, less land,...)...promote and valorise innovation (new services and new business models)...deliver territorial approaches in a new systemic way (networks) 12

13 Enhancement of markets Enhancement of markets and competitiveness in bioeconomy sectors setting up of networks of biorefineries Establish a research and innovation PPP for biobased industries (by 2013). expansion of new markets, facilitate green procurement for bio-based products contribute to the long-term competitiveness of the bioeconomy sectors Inform consumers about product properties and promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle A10.1 Public-Private initiative for bio-based industries A10.2 Network of diversified biorefineries across Europe, and creation and networking of clusters of biorefineries in every Member State A11.1 Methodological standards for bio-based products A11.2 Up-scaling of bio-based products and processes A11.4 Knowledge base for certification schemes and labels for bio-based products Launch a study in 2013 to assess different labelling options for bio-based products A11.5 Initial European product information list for bio-based products 13 A11.10 Knowledge base to reduce food waste. New processing systems for converting food waste in added-value by-products

14 Enhancement of markets Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking - General Principles Clear and ambitious objectives contributing directly to competitiveness goals and EU policy Governance to ensure openness to new participants the allocation of funding on the basis of excellence and efficient links with national activities Simple implementation structures and rules for participants Strong commitments from industry including substantial financial commitments 14

15 Enhancement of markets Objectives: Integrated value chains Feedstock Fostering a sustainable biomass supply and building new value chains Biorefineries Optimising efficient processing through R&D and upscaling in large-scale demo/flagship biorefineries Markets, products and policies Developing markets for biobased products and optimising policy frameworks 15

16 Enhancement of markets Not a closed club Consultation of research community and other stakeholders for drafting of work programme Openness SMEs friendly measures Horizon 2020 rules 16

17 Conclusions The Bioeconomy Strategy - through policy interaction and stakeholder engagement, coherent investments in Research and Innovation and market enhancement measures - Provides Sustainable, Smart and Inclusive growth for Europe Addresses the main open issues our societies are called to tackle Fosters European Industries competitiveness with targeted initiatives, creating growth and jobs 17

18 More info on the Bioeconomy at: More info on EU2020 and Horizon 2020 at: More info on the Bio-based Industries Consortium More info on EU Budget Myths and Facts: myths_en.cfm 18

19 19 Thank you for your attention! The views expressed in this presentation are personal and may not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission. This presentation shall neither be binding nor construed as constituting commitment by the European Commission.

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