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Nordtic Conference Report / Conference on the Nordic Bioeconomy

Published:

08/12/2014

Authors:

Sigrún Elsa Smáradóttir, Þóra Valsdóttir

Supported by:

NordBio

contact

Þóra Valsdóttir

Project Manager

thora.valsdottir@matis.is

Nordtic Conference Report / Conference on the Nordic Bioeconomy

A conference on the Nordic bioeconomy was held on 25 June at Hotel Selfoss. During the chairmanship of the Icelandic government in the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2014, the bioeconomy has been the focus of Nordic co-operation, with Nordbio being the largest of the three focus areas during the Icelandic Presidency. NordBio's main goal is to strengthen the Nordic bioeconomy by maximizing the use of organic resources, limiting waste and stimulating innovation, thereby strengthening the Nordic bioeconomy. The Nordtic conference was held in connection with the annual meeting of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Fisheries, Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MR-FJLS). About 100 guests from all over the Nordic region took part in the conference. Conference guests were offered a special taste of innovation in the north when the results of innovation and food projects, within NordBio, were presented and tasted. The projects were managed by Matís.

Conference on Nordic Bioeconomy and Arctic Bioeconomy was held on June 25th at Hotel Selfoss in Iceland. During the Icelandic chairmanship in The Nordic Council of Ministers in 2014 bioeconomy has been at the center of Nordic cooperation, as NordBio is the largest of three programs under the Icelandic chairmanship. The main objective of NordBio is to strengthen the Nordic Bioeconomy by optimizing utilization of biological resources, minimizing waste and stimulating innovation thus bolstering the Nordic Bioeconomy. The “Nordtic” conference was held in connections with an annual meeting of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MR-FJLS). Around 100 people from all the Nordic countries participated in the conference. The conference participants were offered a special taste of innovation from the high north as results from food production projects, innovation projects under NordBio led by Matis, were presented and tasted.

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