The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
Expo and FDI Magnet invite you to join Going Global
Live and FDI Expo at ExCeL in London, 17 & 18 May, where NNFCC will
moderate a roundtable on bioeconomy.
Magnet’s initiative “Invest in Bioeconomy” aims to promote sustainable and job-creating Foreign Direct Investment –
Global Live is a leading event for companies looking to expand internationally.
Once a company has proved a bioeconomy concept, global expansion is the way to
scale. In the UK, many companies have developed technologies which can be applied
with great advantage in other parts of the World: continental Europe, Americas,
Asia or Africa.
runs alongside Going Global Live, gives countries and regions the opportunity
to showcase their unique offerings in the bioeconomy: natural resources
(agriculture, forestry, fisheries) agriculture and horticultural residues (such
as cereal straws, manures, fruit pomace, and vegetable peel) as well as:
universities and talents, prototyping labs and factories, transportation
infrastructures, free zones and public incentives.
promotion is competitive but there can be greater cooperation among countries
and regions, in attracting FDI to the bioeconomy sector. After all, each
location has its own critical advantage, based on geography, natural resources,
infrastructures and innovation capabilities.
moderator Adrian Higson is NNFCC’s Lead Consultant for Bio-based products. He
has over 16 years’ research and consulting experience
within the chemical and bio-based products industry. Adrian takes a particular interest in biorefining, industrial biotechnology and innovation strategy within the bioeconomy.
Adrian has undertaken projects for developers and business investors,
performing project feasibility assessments including market analysis and
sustainability appraisal. He has undertaken numerous strategic studies for
public bodies covering the potential for and barriers to innovation in the
been operating in the bioeconomy sector for over 13 years, working with
investors, project developers and policy makers to create new opportunities for
sustainable business development and growth.
currently working in several pan European projects supporting bioeconomy
innovation within SMEs through access to professional services such as market
and life cycle analysis (BioBase4SME and Superbio projects) and supporting the
development of new business opportunities from agricultural and horticultural
So if you
are a company looking to expand internationally, be sure to join the event and
meet representatives of countries and regions with a strong interest in
bioeconomy to discover what they have to offer.
For more information:
Attendance is free. For details about exhibiting please
contact Simon Chicken, Event Director, on +44 (0)117 929 6091 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NNFCC is a specialist bioeconomy
consultancy based in York, the UK. Established by the UK government in
2003 as the National Non-Food Crops Centre, NNFCC has grown to become a leading
independent consultancy focused on understanding biorenewable markets and
technologies. They provide global clients with a holistic view of
feedstock, technology, policy and market development across the bioeconomy,
enabling informed business decisions and sustainable business strategies.
NNFCC also provides technical, market and policy expertise on the
conversion of biomass and waste to bioenergy, biofuels and biobased products to
the UK government. See more at www.nnfcc.co.uk.
SuperBIO supports the development of promising industrial
value chains in the biobased economy and supports SMEs by providing 10 different
professional innovation services 75% funded by SuperBIO. The SuperBIO
consortium includes four industrial cluster organisations (from Belgium,
France, Spain and Poland), and six service providers (from the UK, Germany and
If you are interested please contact Dr Lucie A.Pfaltzgraff, NNFCC email@example.com and
AgroCycle is a 3-year project funded by the EU (Horizon
2020). AgroCycle's main aim is to increase the recycling and valorisation of
Agricultural Waste, Co-products and By-products (AWCB) 10% by 2020, across the
EU and China. The project will further develop, demonstrate and validate novel
processes, practices and products for the sustainable use of AWCB.
To read more about the project see at www.agrocycle.eu
Interreg-funded project offers innovation support to SMEs operating in the bioeconomy
in North West Europe.
- up to €100,000 in the form of
innovation support vouchers
- for business and technical
support services, such as
- market research and business
plan evaluation with the NNFCC
- LCA with Materia Nova
- funding for 50-100% of the voucher’s
- the application is a simple
4-page document and the response time is only a few weeks
further information view the webpage (http://www.nweurope.eu/BioBase4SME) or please contact
Lucy Montgomery on firstname.lastname@example.org
FDI Magnet offers innovative
digital services for economic development and investment promotion. See more at http://www.fdimagnet.com