The BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019 took place in Brussels, Belgium on 4 December 2019. The second edition of the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum was a one-day public event that brought together the bio-based industries community and facilitated open discussion on the impact, achievements and strategic direction of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) programme, as well as the latest developments in the bio-based industries sector.

In the context of the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019, the project LIFT ( organised, in close collaboration with BBI JU, a Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Workshop among the CSA projects, and selected non-CSA projects funded under other programmes than Horizon 2020, with the goal of promoting the creation of an innovation ecosystem for the bioeconomy. Biobridges supported the organisation and the moderation of the workshop.

  • 38 CSAs presented the lessons learnt from their projects and discussed the challenges still to be addressed for bioeconomy uptake in 4 facilitated sessions, involving more than 350 participants.
  • Biobridges also shared its lessons learnt and recommendations regarding stakeholders’ engagement and co-creation during the Policy Framework parallel session.
  • In the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum, Biobridges also presented the BIOArt Gallery, an exhibition of 48 stunning images stimulating the curiosity and interest on bio-based applications through a collection of over 200 bio-based products in everyday’s life.