Bio and Circular Economy – Tackling Global Challenges on a Global Scale

    20/09/2021 - 14:00
    Australia, Online Symposium
    21/09/2021 - 16:00
    German Embassy – Canberra, DAAD &AGRN

The two-day event held online on 20 & 21 September 2021 is organised by the German Embassy – Canberra, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Australia-Germany Research Network (AGRN). Opening Remarks will be delivered by the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sydney, Axel Ziegler and the Director of the DAAD Australia, Katharina McGrath.

Highly renowned Australian and German specialists in the fields of Science, Research and Industry will be delivering Keynote Addresses and will be involved in panel discussions on topics such as:

  • Climate change in the bioeconomy/ circular economy

  • German-Australian Cooperation in the field of Bioeconomy

  • Industry-Research Connections and their importance in driving bioeconomic development & Research

  • Bioeconomy 2030 – Germany’s National Research Strategy and Funding Measures

  • Bioeconomy initiatives in Australia- opportunities to engage and collaborate

Opportunities will be given to individual participants to browse virtual presentations of Bioeconomy laboratories and innovations in Australia and Germany as well as networking  sessions for attendees during the program breaks.

The Closing Address will focus on the international basis that will underpin the future Bioeconomy


Program Guide

A link to this event will be provided upon registering for free admission. For the full version of this program guide click here 

Monday 20 September, 14:00-18:30 AEST

  • 14:00 Opening Remarks

  • 14:15  Keynote I - "Climate change in the bioeconomy/circular economy"

  • 14:45 Keynote II - “Germany’s national bioeconomy strategy and funding measures”

  • 15:15 Virtual Coffee Break

  • 16:00 Panel I “Industry-research connections and their importance in advancing bioeconomy/circular economy”

  • 17:00 Keynote III “German-Australian cooperation in the field of bioeconomy”

  • 17:30 Virtual Networking Session 

  • 18:30 Close of Day 1

Tuesday 21 September, 10:00-16:00 AEST

  • 10:00 Virtual presentations of bioeconomy laboratories and innovations in Australia and Germany (on demand)

  • 14:00 Panel II “State-based bioeconomy initiatives in Australia – opportunities to engage and collaborate”

  • 15:00 Virtual Coffee Break 

  • 15:30 Endnote “The future of bioeconomy is international”

  • 16:00 Symposium Closing