About the Author: Ana Casillas

Innovation Consultant - Ana holds a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry, which she completed in the Bioremediation department of Queen’s University (Kingston – CA) through the TASSEP Program, and a M.Sc. degree in Applied Plant Biology, both from the Complutense University of Madrid. She started her professional career developing projects in BIOPLAT (the Spanish Technology and Innovation Platform ‘Biomass for the Bioeconomy’) and continued as a Bioeconomy Advisor in the bioeconomy area of the Andalusian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development. Ana defines herself as a defender of the environment and critical thinking.

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Empowering Rural Innovators: Innovarum’s Impact in Valderrobres

Empowering Rural Innovators: Innovarum's Impact in Valderrobres In the heart of rural Spain, where tradition meets innovation, Innovarum recently organized a dynamic series of events aimed at catalyzing change and fostering awareness in the bioeconomy sector within the framework of the MainstreamBIO project. Over the course of two days, on the 4th and 5th of May, Innovarum made a significant impact at the Valderrobres Livestock and Commercial Fair, followed by a capacity-building workshop on the 6th of May. These events were not just about showcasing project progress; they were about empowering individuals and communities to embrace the future of [...]

By |June 7th, 2024|Categories: Innovarum in action|Tags: , |

Innovarum participates in the Circular Bioeconomy Forum in Seville

On November 21, Innovarum attended the Circular Bioeconomy Forum in Seville, organized by the Circular Bioeconomy group of the General Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Food of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development of the Andalusian Regional Government, in collaboration with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in Seville, and the Andalusian Institute for Research and Training in Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Organic Production (IFAPA). The event resulted in a meeting point for administrations, institutional leaders, public-private entities, entities representing civil society and those responsible for circular bioeconomy projects, both at regional and [...]

By |November 28th, 2023|Categories: Innovarum in action, News: Bioeconomy & Agrifood sector|Tags: , |

European funding for 2024 in agri-food and bioeconomy

The year 2024 brings with it new opportunities to finance and boost competitiveness in the agri-food and bioeconomy sector, which have a very important role to play in achieving green and social goals in Europe. The European Commission makes available to citizens and companies several financial instruments and mechanisms to work, both individually and collaboratively, to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the agri-food production system. Support for research and innovation On the one hand, if we talk about research and innovation in agri-food and bioeconomy, Horizon Europe stands out as the largest source of public funding in the European [...]

By |November 24th, 2023|Categories: EU Funding Oportunites|Tags: , , |

Innovarum participates in the II Bioeconomy Forum of Castilla y León

Last October 25th, Innovarum attended the II Bioeconomy Forum of Castilla y León, organized in Soria on October 25th and 26th by the Institute for Business Competitiveness (ICE) with the coordination of the Cesefor Foundation, and the collaboration of the Efficient Habitat Cluster (AEICE), the Spanish Biomass Association (Avebiom), the CARTIF Technology Center, the Regional Public Entity of Energy of Castilla y León (EREN), the Agricultural Technology Institute of Castilla y León (ITACyL), and the Food Industry Association of Castilla y León (VITARTIS).The event, whose main objective was to highlight the central role of the bioeconomy in the economic and [...]

By |October 31st, 2023|Categories: Innovarum in action|Tags: |

EXPOBIOMASA Releases Videos Of Its Presentations: MainstreamBIO Opens The Round of Innovative Projects

On 9 May, Expobiomasa, the largest biomass recovery fair in Europe, hosted the workshop Inspiring practices for innovating with biomass, where INNOVARUM presented the MainstreamBIO project, which focused on the promotion of small-scale bioeconomy solutions in rural areas. The workshop, organised by AVEBIOM and open to more than 12,000 professionals from 40 countries attending the fair, included presentations of 20 projects on innovation in the bioeconomy and biomass technologies, highlighting areas for the creation of synergies. The day included several spaces reserved for networking, with the aim of establishing an environment to create significant synergies between all the participating projects. [...]

By |May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Innovarum in action, News: Innovarum Projects|Tags: |

The 21st of April Workshop Organised By Innovarum In Lleida Supports Circular Bioeconomy Of The Ebro Valley

More than 50 key agents from La Rioja, Navarra, Aragon and Catalonia have met to discuss and set a milestone in inter-territorial collaboration to promote local actions to boost the use of agricultural, livestock and forestry waste and resources. Everything starts from a reality that is as simple as it is overwhelming: the Ebro Valley is one of the geographical areas of Spain with the greatest agricultural and livestock activity, accounting for 30% of agricultural land and 30% of meat production, while at the same time, it has important forestry resources. We are talking about millions of tonnes of [...]

Small scale projects are boosting the bioeconomy: MainstreamBIO and BioRural

Since the publication of the European Bioeconomy Strategy in 2012, the deployment of the bioeconomy in Europe has been remarkable. The capacity of large biorefineries to achieve significant economic growth, creating large numbers of jobs while contributing to environmental sustainability, is visible in the implementation of large demonstration projects at European level. For example, in BBI JU (Bio-Industries Joint Undertaking) flagship projects, such as First2Run, LIGNOFLAG or FARMŸNG . However, to date, small-scale projects and biorefineries have been repeatedly overlooked, even though they hold great potential to provide great benefits at the rural level, on farms and smallholdings - [...]

By |December 9th, 2022|Categories: News: Bioeconomy & Agrifood sector, News: Innovarum Projects|Tags: |
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