23 März 2017

NNFCC to moderate bioeconomy roundtable at FDI Expo

FDI Magnet’s initiative “Invest in Bioeconomy” aims to promote sustainable and job-creating Foreign Direct Investment – globally

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.

Going 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.

FDI Expo 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.

Investment 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.

adrian-180x270The roundtable 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.

At NNFCC, 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 bioeconomy.

NNFCC has 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.

NNFCC is 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 residues (Agrocycle).

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.

Source: NNFCC, press release, 2017-03-13.


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