Sustainable Transformation of the Danube Region and the Future of the Bioeconomy-based Competitiveness

Prague (Czech Republic)
free of charge
Hotel Grandium Prague
Politickych veznu 913/12
110 00, Praha 1
Czech Republic

Old Town Hall
Staromestske namesti 1/3
110 00, Stare Mesto, Praha 1
Czech Republic
Target group
SMEs, Cluster managers, Business Support Organisations and Research Institutions
Danube Region Priority Area 8 “Competitiveness of Enterprises”
National Cluster Association–CZ (NCA)
BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH (BIOPRO)
Zuzana Polova (NCA)
Phone: +420 773 032 220
email: polova(at)

Dr. Dominik Patzelt (BIOPRO)
Phone: +49 (0)711 218185 45
email: patzelt(at)
Final conference DanuBioValNet_Draft agenda_05.04.pdf
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Registration Final Conference DanuBioValNet
Final Conference of the DanuBioValNet project and Danube Competitiveness in Practice Event


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INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme - DanuBioValNet project and the EU Strategy for the Danube Region Priority Area 8 “Competitiveness of Enterprises” invite you to the Joint Conference “Sustainable Transformation of the Danube Region and the Future of the Bioeconomy-based Competitiveness”.

The event is devoted to the future of competitiveness of the Danube Region in times of regional transformation, role of clusters, bioeconomic transformation and multi-level impact of the DanuBioValNet project. It brings together interested cluster and bioeconomy experts, policy makers, academia and companies (SMEs) and transfers the knowledge and good practice regarding the competitiveness and bioeconomic transformation of the Danube Region.

Day 1 – Competitive Transformation

The first day focuses on the future of competitiveness of the Danube Region in times of regional transformation. It highlights the future role of regions in terms of providing better framework conditions for innovation and transformation. The interplay between national and regional level as well as the role of clusters to support SMEs to better cope with the upcoming challenges will be discussed.

Day 2 – Bioeconomic Transformation

The transition from a fossil-based to a circular-bio-based industry addresses some of the main challenges identified in the Danube Region. If implemented in a holistic way, this transition can contribute to achievement the climate change targets and will support regional development through diversification of the regional economies. The establishment of new bio-based value chains from primary production to consumer markets needs to be done by connecting enterprises from different regions and industries. The second day highlights the impacts of the DanuBioValNet project. By design, the project followes a multi-level stakeholder approach (Policy makers – Business Support Organisations – SMEs – Higher Education and Research).

Please find the agenda and registration link above. For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

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