SecureChain Final conference: Small and Medium Enterprises in Bioenergy: Boosting Rural Employment and Sustainable Biomass Mobilisation

Venue: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 227, 1040 Brussels (Schuman), Belgium

On Thursday 7 June 2018, during the EU Sustainable Energy Week, the SecureChain project will host its final conference at a venue close to the Berlaymont building at Schuman roundabout in Brussels.

The solid biomass to energy sector is dominated by small and medium enterprises. What is and can be their role in fostering innovation and growth in rural areas in view of the emerging bioeconomy? The main objectives of the event are to:

  • Showcase the potential of SMEs for stimulating innovation and employment in sustainable bioenergy in rural regions;
  • Discuss lessons learnt from various support and mentoring approaches for SMEs: innovation vouchers, cluster initiatives, networks, and outreach programmes;
  • Highlight the benefits and challenges of national and international programmes for fostering market uptake and collaboration in bioenergy value chains.

The conference is hosted by the SecureChain consortium to offer a platform for various experts representing H2020 projects and regions in the bioenergy sector (including BIO4ECO, Greengain, Up-running, Forbio, and Bioenergy Villages).

The conference will bring together professionals and stakeholders in biomass mobilisation and bioenergy, notably SME managers, experts, advisors, financiers and decision-makers.

Participation is free, but registration in advance is required. More information on the conference, like the programme and registration details can be found at www.securechain.eu/conference.