Circular economy for biodiversity: Unlocking the green potential (in-person event)

The NCBR Office in Brussels – Business & Science Poland, the Slovenian Business & Research Association, Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office in Brussels (LINO), the European Office of Cyprus – Brussels Office, Eötvös Loránd University and the National Research, Development, and Innovation Office in Hungary have the pleasure to invite you to the official Green Week in-person, onsite event on Circular economy for biodiversity: Unlocking the green potential.

This event will take place at NCBR Office in Brussels – Business & Science Poland (Rue Belliard 40, 1040 Brussels) on Monday, 5 June 2023, 12:00 – 17:30 CEST.

The event will focus on the research and innovation communities of Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Hungary, as well as other relevant European stakeholders in order to display their strengths and ideas for future consortia in Horizon Europe calls, with a particular focus on biodiversity and circular economy (Cluster 6).

Researchers, businesses and other organizations are invited to pitch their project ideas or activities, related to the Horizon Europe Cluster 6 calls. Please see the calls for proposals for the Cluster 6 on biodiversity and circular economy here.


You can either register as an attendee (you will have the opportunity to listen to the pitches) or as a pitch presenter (to present a 5-minute pitch of your ideas and activities). We encourage you to have only 1 pitch presentation per institution. As there is a limited number of pitch presentations, the organisers reserve the right to select presenters. Presenters will receive more detailed information about the expected structure and content of their pitches after their registration.

Please register via the provided link. The deadline for registration and for the submission of pitch presentations is Friday, 26 May 2023.


12:00 – 13:00 Networking lunch

13:00 – 13:10 Official Opening

13:10 – 13:25 Circular economy for biodiversity: unlocking the green potential – ORSOLYA FRIZON SOMOGYI, Deputy Head of Unit Research and Innovation, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

13:25 – 13:40 Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment – MATTHIAS LANGEMEYER, Head of Unit “Farm to fork, Communities Development and Climate Action, European Research Executive Agency (REA)

13:40 – 14:00 Q&A with the European Commission

14:00 – 14:30 Circular Bio-Based Europe Joint Undertaking – introduction & widening – AGATA FOKS, SRG CBE JU Chair, Counsellor, Department of Innovation and Development, Ministry of Education and Science, Poland

European Biodiversity Partnership (Biodiversa+) – introduction & opportunities – HILDE EGGERMONT, Coordinator & Chair of the European Biodiversity Partnership

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 16:15 Showcasing and sharing ideas for biodiversity and circular economy (pitching session)

16:15 – 16:30 How to write a successful proposal. Tricks and tips – MAGDALENA GŁOGOWSKA, Global Challenges Section, National Contact Point, Poland

16:30 – 17:30 Matchmaking session

17:30 Closing remarks

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