28.06.2017

Oslo September 28th: Micro algae and seaweed: Sustainable innovation

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Algae can be used to make foods, medicines and energy. What role can researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and investors play in bringing ideas to the market?

Time: September 28th, 12.30-14.30

Place: Oslo Science Park, The dome

Hosts: The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board, UiO: Life science, AlgaePARC, Wageningen University

The earth consists of 12 % farmed land and 70 % oceans but food from land still make up 98 % of the world total production of food. With a growing world population researchers and companies are looking to the oceans in search for natural resources to be used in novel ways. In this search biotechnology can provide important tools.

Micro and macro algae can be have a large potential as medicine, energy, new food and feed, cosmetics and may even be used in clothes. With a great diversity of algae and access to clean water, Norway has favourable conditions for this kind of sustainable industry. In this event  business cases from Norway and abroad will be presented and discussed. What does it take to make these potentials a reality and what are the main hurdles when bringing these ideas to the market?

 

Panel:

Bente Edvardsen, Professor, Department of biosciences, University of Oslo (UiO).

Gunvor Øie, Research director, Marine Resource Technology, SINTEF Ocean AS.

Margareth Øverland, Professor, Foods of Norway, Norwegian University of Life Science.

Rene Wijffels, Scientific director, professor bioprocess engineering, AlgaePARC biorefinery, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

This event is part of a collaboration between Oslo Innovation Week and National Science Week. Thursday at The dome will be about research and innovation. Check out the rest of the programme and sign up at http://oiw.no/program/micro-algae-and-seaweed-sustainable-innovation

 

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Siden ble opprettet: 28.06.2017. Siden ble oppdatert: 30.06.2017

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