BIOVOICES, Biobridges, STAR Pro-Bio and LIFT projects at Maker Faire Rome with the BIOECONOMY Village 2019

Also this year in the context of the Maker Faire the BIOECONOMY VILLAGEpromoted by the European Commission and BBI JU projects BIOVOICESSTAR-ProBio, Biobridges and LIFT in collaboration with Maker Faire Rome, was present in the Circular Economy pavilion (promo video in italian here), dedicated to sustainability, circular economy and bioeconomy at the pavilion 3 stand B 16.The BIOECONOMY Village is an event format already successfully tested in the context of the Maker Faire Rome 2017 and 2018 fair. The 2019 edition, based on the successful BIOECONOMY Village format, aimed at raising public awareness, improving knowledge on products of renewable origin and promoting the applications and benefits of the Bioeconomy, circular economy and sustainability, encouraging dialogue , discussion and sharing between the general public and representatives of universities, research centers, projects, companies, associations and start-ups.

Through the display of products, examples, thematic workshops and practical demonstrations, was shown to the visitors, in a clear and engaging way, how the bioeconomy is increasingly part of our daily life and how consumers’ conscious choices can have a positive impact on the environment, society and the economy.

The objective of the BIOECONOMY Village was also to strengthen the dialogue between those who make sustainable development and the bioeconomy a concrete commitment, consolidating existing collaborations and involving new players in the implementation of the initiative.

To conclude the three days dedicated to the bioeconomy, Sunday 20 October from 6.00 pm to 6.30 pm Susanna Albertini conducted a talk entitled “Discovering the bioeconomy” in the Circular Economy pavillion.