GREET CE at GZS Chemical Industry Association Event

Jun 3, 2024

On June 3, 2024, an event organized by the National Bioeconomy Hub, which focuses on navigating European and Slovenian funding opportunities to promote circular innovations and projects. This event was a collaborative effort involving the Chemical Industry Association of GZS, Circular Change, and Anteja ECG. The event was attended by GREET CE project coordinator, KSSENA from Velenje, and project partner, GZS ZGIGM. During the event, GZS ZGIGM representative introduced the GREET CE project and presented our ongoing initiatives-online survey. We also took the opportunity to engage participants during the breaks by sharing our GREET CE survey. This survey aims to gather valuable insights and support for innovative companies looking to enhance their products and services. We invite your company again, to participate and tell us more about your needs: GREET CE Survey.

Event Highlights:

Date: June 3, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Center for Business Training (CPU), Kardeljeva ploščad 27a, Ljubljana, Sava Hall

  • 11:00 – 11:30: Registration and coffee
  • 11:30 – 11:35: Opening remarks by Vesna Nahtigal, General Director of GZS
  • 11:35 – 11:45: State of bioeconomy in Slovenia by Mag. Ervin Kosi, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Food
  • 11:45 – 12:05: Presentation of tripartite collaboration within the Bioeconomy Hub in Slovenia by Circular Change, GZS Chemical Industry Association, and Anteja ECG
  • 12:05 – 13:05: CBE JU Info Day: CBE JU Calls for 2024 by Virginia Puzzolo, CBE JU
  • 13:05 – 14:00: Break, GREET CE survey and networking
  • 14:00 – 14:30: Presentation of Slovenian Cohesion Funds for Bioeconomy by Katja Bučan, GZS
  • 14:30 – 14:45: Presentation of B2B networking tool for the bioeconomy sector by Anteja ECG
  • 14:45 – 15:00: Presentation of good practices in bioeconomy by Giorgio Mirri, AquafilSLO and Lea Lavrič, Koto
  • 15:00 – 15:45: Panel discussion on promoting circular projects in the bioeconomy sector with:
    • Mateja Dermastia, Anteja ECG
    • Luka Juvančič, Biotechnical Faculty
    • Blaž Likozar, National Institute of Chemistry
    • Ladeja Godina Košir, Circular Change
    • Giorgio Mirri, AquafilSLO
    • Lea Lavrič, Koto
  • 15:45 – 16:00: Conclusions

Ongoing Engagement and Support:

Concurrently with the online survey as part of Work Package 2, GREET CE is conducting individual discussions with promising and innovative companies. These discussions aim to explore tailored support and opportunities that the GREET CE project can offer, enhancing the project’s impact and relevance to participants’ needs.

Future Engagements:

The project consortium is excited to announce that similar events will be held in other partner countries. Stakeholders are encouraged to stay updated with our event calendar available at: GREET CE Events

Are you looking for an informational, supportive, or collaborative network to develop an innovative product? We can help!

Our project provides free support to businesses through the I3 mechanism of the GREET CE (Green Transition in Central Europe) project. This support focuses on building new international consortia for project applications that address EU’s development goals in sustainability and the circular economy. The primary objective is to enhance your company’s growth capabilities within transnational value chains, whether through EU program grants, development funds, private investors (such as crowdfunding and venture capital), or other non-financial measures (such as connecting with relevant customers or strategic partners for business expansion).