The bioeconomy to reveal the full potential of territories

The bioeconomy is not only about the economic valorisation of biomass. In the full sense of the term, the bioeconomy implies a profound transformation of economic models, in order to build productive ecosystems that ensure an efficient loop of material and energy cycles, while minimising negative externalities. Capturing the full potential of the bioeconomy implies a systemic change, i.e. a radical shift in the positioning of a large number of ...

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Bioeconomy: let’s have the audacity to build a collective, sustainable, circular and responsible future

More than ever, it is necessary and urgent to transform our production and consumption models in order to meet the many challenges we must collectively face: Combating global warming and its consequences; meeting the new food, energy and health needs of a constantly growing population; mitigating the scarcity of oil resources and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels; to preserve the earth's ecosystems by ensuring and guaranteeing the continuity of ...

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EMERSON: the automation specialist for the bioeconomy

Founded in 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri, the Emerson Group specialises in automation systems for production tools. With 83,500 employees and 200 manufacturing sites worldwide, the group offers the broadest automation portfolio on the market. Today, Emerson supports manufacturers in the bioeconomy. "We design, manufacture and distribute complete automation solutions" explains Jérôme Desmoulieres, Sales and Marketing Director at Emerson France. "Our objective is to support our customers in the transformation ...

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UI INVESTISSEMENT strengthens its position in the bioeconomy

Following its merger in 2021 with the SOFIMAC group, UI Investissement manages funds of nearly €1.5 billion which it invests to support French companies with strong potential. In order to support the managers who bring life to the territories, both financially and operationally, UI has developed specific know-how in the health, agri-business and services sectors as well as several proprietary methodological tools.  Differentiating support at the operational level "We invest in unlisted ...

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WiSEED: participatory financing for the bioeconomy

Founded in 2008, WiSEED is the pioneer platform of participatory financing in France. It finances projects in the fields of real estate, food and health, and energy and environmental transitions. With a community of more than 160,000 members and €260 million invested in more than 600 projects, WiSEED joins the members of the IAR cluster with one objective: to support companies in the bioeconomy. If the approach is interesting for investors who freely ...

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AFTER-BIOCHEM: a European project symbolizing partnership in the bioeconomy

AFTER-BIOCHEM's partners, the biotech start-up Afyren with a breakthrough innovation in green chemistry, and one of the world's largest sugar manufacturers and suppliers, Südzucker, have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of biorefinery feedstock. They will present their collaboration during the Plant Based Summit 2021.  From September 22 to 24, 2021, the 6th edition of the Plant Based Summit (PBS), one of the leading bioeconomy conferences in Europe, will be held in Reims, France. The French bioeconomy cluster IAR, Infopro Digital and the Association Chimie Du Végétal (ACDV) are co-organizing this event, which this year focuses mainly on the ...

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Terre de Lin – The first flax cooperative in France is making its way into the composites sector

Rooted in Normandy soil, inside the oblong zone which, from Caen to Amsterdam, concentrates 90% of the world production of flax fibre, Terre de Lin (40,000 t./year) is still the world leader in this market, strongly oriented towards textile application. The gradual integration of technical plant fibres in materials, and especially in composites, offers the flax sector opportunities for expanding the activity that this cooperative has been exploring for the ...

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Crédit Coopératif: the bank for transitions

Created more than 100 years ago to finance Production Cooperative Societies, Crédit Coopératif finances the corporate and institutional market in line with its ethical and societal requirements. "Crédit Coopératif is a cooperative bank in which all customers are members," explains Guillaume Rabaste, head of corporate customers for the Hauts-de-France, Grand-Est and Centre-Val de Loire regions. "We define ourselves as an ethical bank and we want to be transparent about the circulation ...

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The role EU public financing plays in creating a new Bioeconomy and a biobased industries sector

A fully functioning, widely deployed Bioeconomy can make a major contribution to the EU Green Deal agenda towards meeting our climate and sustainability targets over the next decade and up to 2050. Following publication of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy in 2012, updated in 2018, there was a notable surge in public funding for bioeconomy-related R&D activity in innovative technologies across Horizon 2020 and other EU programmes such as LIFE, ESIF, etc. ...

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Leadership is learned

For the past 10 years, Visconti Partners' coaches have been accompanying managers of SMEs, ETIs, VSEs, large groups and start-ups to strengthen their skills, increase the value of the company, restore pleasure and balance in their lives.   "We accompany business managers like a sports coach would do with an athlete" explains Laurent Hutin, Visconti coach. "Our objective is, on the one hand, to help them improve their performance in their ...

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