Arctic Bioeconomy 
Focus on West-Nordic Countries


November 11th 2014
The Nordic House Reykjavík, Iceland


Conference facilitator: Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir, Matís

13:00 – 13:40   Europe route to the Bioeconomy, challenges and perspectives for the Nordic Union                                                Dr.dr. Christian Patermann, keynote speaker

13:40 – 14:00  Main results of Arctic Bioeconomy – lessons learned and the way forward                                                                Sigrún Elsa Smáradóttir, Research Group Leader, Matís         

14:00– 14:15   Trends in the Blue Bioeconomy: A Faroese Case Study
                          Dr. Unn Laksá, Research Project Manager, Syntesa

14:15 – 14:30  Business opportunities and rural development in the Greenlandic Bioeconomy                                                        Inunnguaq Hegelund, Chef at Hotel Arctic in Greenland 

14:30 – 14:50   Access to plant varieties in the Arctic agriculture
                          Dr. Svein Ø. Solberg, Senior Scientist, Nordic Genetic Resource Center

14:50 – 15:20   Coffee break

15:20 – 15:40   Bioeconomy in the Nordic countries, strategy, opportunities and needs                                                                     Dr. Lene Lange, professor, Department of Biotechnology and Chemistry,                                                         Aalborg University, Denmark 

15:40 – 16:00  European Bioeconomy - opportunities and challenges
                          Dr. Hörður G. Kristinsson, Director of Research, Matís 

16:00 – 17:00  Panel discussion
                         Panel leader:
                         Þorsteinn Tómasson, Director Public Science Administration (ret.), Iceland

Amalie A. Jessen, Ministry of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture, Greenland
Dr.dr. Christian Patermann, Director (ret.) European Commission, Germany
Lene Lange, professor, Aalborg University, Denmark
Kjartan Hoydal, Nordic Marine Think Tank, Faroe islands
Dr. Sveinn Margeirsson, CEO Matís, Iceland

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