Seminar and Workshop - Bioeconomy, Biomimicry and introduction of Agder Symbiosis

UiA ENTERS inviterer til seminar og workshop i sirkulær økonomi under Miljøuka. Welcome to the ENTERS UiA spring seminar on bioeconomy! The seminar will be preceeded by the launch of Agder Symbiosis with a workshop on biomimicry in the afternoon.

In our seminar, we will be entering the world of bioeconomy, where sustainable economic growth is supported by biological processes. We will have guest speakers on a range of bioeconomy topics from aquaculture, symbiosis, biogas from waste, and agriculture.

We welcome guest speakers from Høst, the Norwegian Centre For Circular Economy (NSSØ), Østfoldforskning, NTNU Program for Industrial Ecology, and University of Agder. Full program to follow.

Reaching a higher degree of circularity

The first part of this program will be the introduction of Agder Symbiosis. Several companies and public institutions in Sørlandet have decided to join a common vision, the Agder Symbiosis, to increase the level of circularity in the different material streams in the south of Norway. Guest speakers from EYDE Cluster, Klimapartnere, Kristiansand municipality will present their ideas and how they work on becoming more sustainable.

The second morning session will be a seminar on bioeconomy. Aquaculture, biogas from waste, agriculture and symbiosis are all fields where bioeconomy enables sustainable economic growth. We welcome guest speakers from Høst, the Norwegian Center for Circular Economy (NSSØ) and NTNU Industrial Ecology.

In the afternoon, a workshop on Creative Problem Solving will be hosted by two guest researchers from the University of Navarra, Spain: Pr. Andrés Mejia-Villa and Vanessa Prieto-Sandoval, PhD. Biomimicry, eco-innovation and eco-design will be introduced and used in groupwork.

More information and program

Registration for each event is mandatory and you can sign up for one event or all three. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by ENTERS UiA (with registration) to all participants and all events are free of charge.



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