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industry sector. EUBREN will defined able to penetrate the
actively work on new “Research- market. In addition, industries
for-industry” projects focused on and enterprises will be constantly
the development of advanced informed on the recent results,
technologies and strategies opinion and programmes
of actual interest for industry developed and discussed by
and should be oriented to EUBREN members.
an improvement of biobased
products and bioenergy Additional objective of this new
competitiveness in the European independent network will be
Market. to involve industries working
next to universities experts and
Too often research activity researchers. EUBIA members will
carried out by public institutes be invited to assist and participate
like universities and research to technology platform and
centres remains out of the provide their contribution. The
commercial interest. At the same strict cooperation will bring
time, it is definitely not easy for benefits to both of the actors,
private companies, investors new projects and support for
and enterprises to be updated universities, high quality technical
on the latest results obtained consultancy, manpower for
during research studies, and to industries and enterprises. Many
identify potential promising new other benefits can derive from a
projects. But this well known fruitful and active cooperation of
bottleneck doesn’t represent high profile European Universities
the only existing obstacle. The from all EU member states.
lack of communication between Many initiative will grow and
research centres doesn’t facilitate much more valuable projects will
the development of valuable become commercial realities.
technologies or cooperation Biomass based sector can be self
initiatives. For this reason, some sufficient, and biomass is already
of the crucial EUBREN activities a competitive feedstock for many
will be to organize technology application, and if key actors
platforms and training workshops will be able to cooperate to the
involving universities specialized same end, EUBREN will be new
in different sectors to present primary stone towards the EU
their activities and ideas for bioeconomy. Many universities
future initiatives. Workshops and already applied to be selected
meeting - organized by EUBIA - as member of the Network and
will be held in Brussels in order EUBIA is hard working to finalize
to make EUBREN members everything before october, when
communicate, share knowledge, the launch is expected. But the
results and opinions regarding submission is open and the idea
most promising sectors.. Thanks is to make EUBREN larger and
to this interaction, new projects larger every year. New interested
could be developed, new universities are welcome from all
valuable technologies could be Euroepan countries. l
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