EPSO working groups
BECOTEPS - Project
The Bio-Economy Technology Platforms join forces to address synergies and gaps between their Strategic Research Agendas
Starting date: 1 March 2009
Duration: 24 months
EU funding: 699.989 EUR
Main result: The European Bioeconomy in 2030 - Delivering sustainable growth by addressing the Grand Societal Challenges, March 2011 (the White Paper from the BECOTEPS project)
Nine European Technology Platforms (ETPs) active in the Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) sector are joining forces in this support action funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the creation of a strong KBBE in Europe. For information on the project and contact details of the Coordinator and the participating ETPs and partners.
Table of content:
BECOTEPS White Paper - a major result of the project
It will be drafted based on the recommendations from the workshops for coherent European policies in the KBBE area. It will be used in discussions with policy makers, funding organisations and decision makers at national, multinational and EU level, and at the KBBE Conference held by the Commission in 2010. It will be fine-tuned according to the feedbacks. The final BECOTEPS White Paper will be disseminated to the ETPs, national TPs, national research funding organisations (ERA-NET, KBBE-Net), European Commission, European Parliament and the press.
The BECOTEPS White Paper, endorsed by the nine KBBE ETPs, is a strategic document and will contribute to the creation of a strong KBBE in Europe.
- The European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO)
- University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UNEW)
- European Association for Biotech Industry (EBIO)
- The European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders (EFFAB)
- European Forest Institute (EFI)
- Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)
- Technische Universität Dresden (TU DRESDEN)
- Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP)
- European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois)
- Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS)
ETP represented by the partner, and contact person:
- Plants for the Future European Technology Platform (Plant TP), contact: Silvia Travella
- European Technology Platform Food for Life (Food for Life TP), contact: Kirsten Brandt
- Sustainable Chemistry Technology Platform (SusChem TP), contact: Antoine Peeters
- Sustainable Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction Technology Platform (FABRE TP), contact: Anne-Marie Neeteson
- Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform (Forest-Based Sector TP), contact: Andreas Kleinschmit
- European Biofuels Technology Platform (Biofuels TP), contact: Birger Kerckow
- Agricultural Engineering Technology Platform (AET), contact: Jens Fehrmann
- European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP), contact: Courtney Hough
Work Packages and Workshops: for more information, click here.