EPNOE Research Roadmap 2040
EPNOE Research Roadmap 2040 launch event will take place on 31 January 2023, from 13:30 to 17:00 (CET) at the Thermotechnisch Instituut, Kasteelpark Arenberg 41, 3001 Heverlee (Leuven, Belgium).
13:30 – Coffee and Registration
13:50 – Welcome to KU Leuven
14:00 – Presentation of EPNOE Association
Pedro Fardim, President of EPNOE, Professor at KU Leuven
14:10 – Introduction of EPNOE Research Roadmap 2040
Karin Stana Kleinscheck, VP EPNOE Research, Professor at TU Graz, Austria
14:20- Presentation of EPNOE Research Roadmap 2040 by Chairs and Co-Chairs:
- Materials and Engineering
Anna Roig, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Spain
Magnus Norgren, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden
- Food and Nutrition
Gleb Yakubov, Nottingham University, UK
- Biomedical Applications
Már Másson, University of Iceland, Iceland
- Basic Sciences- Chemistry, Biology and Physics
Tanja Wrodnigg, TU Graz, Austria
Olli Ikkala, Aalto University, Finland
Tiina Nypelö, Chalmers, Sweden
15:00 – Future Perspectives of Circular Bioeconomy in Europe – Round-Table Discussion
Roman Brenne, European Commission, Brussels
Harry Raaijmakers, Royal Cosun, The Netherlands
Brigitte Hasewend, European Sustainable Energy Alliance (ESEIA), Brussels
Karin Stana Kleinschek, EPNOE Association, TU Graz, Austria
Moderator: Katariina Torvinen, EPNOE Association, VTT, Finland
16:00 – Networking Reception – All Attendees
17:00 – End of the Day
The event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory via this link.
Deadline for registration: 27 January 2023.
A no-show fee of 100EUR will be invoiced to registered participants who did not attend the event.
The conferences are held every two years and are jointly organized with other professional societies, including the Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Cellulose Society of Japan. The programmes consist of multiple parallel sessions, each on specific topics, and are designed for researchers from academia and industry to present and discuss their latest results.
8th EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference
18-22 September 2023, Graz (Austria)
7th EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference
11-15 October 2021, Nantes (France)
6th EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference
21-25 October 2019, Aveiro (Portugal)
5th EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference
20-24 August 2017, Jena (Germany)
4th EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference
19-22 October 2015, Warsaw (Poland)
3rd EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference
21-24 October 2013, Nice (France)
2nd EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference
29 Aug – 2 Sep 2011, Wageningen (Netherlands)
1st EPNOE International Polysaccharides Conference
21-24 September 2009, Turku/Abo (Finland)
Junior Scientists Meetings
The meetings are held once every two years, alternating with the international conference. They are designed to offer young researchers (MSc, PhD students and early-stage postdocs*) the opportunity to present their work via lectures and posters, and also network among themselves. Senior staff from academia and industry are welcome to attend and offer the benefit of their knowledge and experience. The meetings also serve as a platform for senior staff to identify potential recruits among the emerging talent.
5th EPNOE international Junior Scientist Meeting,
8-9 September, 2022, Aveiro (Portugal)
4th EPNOE International Junior Scientists Meeting, 3-4 February 2021, Online Meeting
3rd EPNOE International Junior Scientists Meeting, 14-15 May 2018, Maribor (Slovenia)
2nd EPNOE International Junior Scientists Meeting, 13-14 October 2016, Sophia Antipolis (France). Download Book of Abstracts.
1st EPNOE International Junior Scientists Meeting, 19-20 January 2015, Wageningen (Netherlands). Download Book of Abstracts.
Early-stage postdocs are defined as those who obtained their PhD within the previous three years.
Workshops are small-sized events centered on individual topics, directed towards both research and industry, and are designed to allow for discussions and exchange of information.
Polysaccharides In Drug Delivery – On The Road to Innovation!
27-28 October 2022, Rome
Challenges and opportunities to promote circular bio-economy
23-24 November 2021, online
Modern analytical approaches in biopolymer characterization
26-27 February 2020, BOKU Vienna (Austria)
Polysaccharides as Sweet Spot for Innovation
17-18 September 2018, KU Leuven (Belgium).
Towards flame retardant biopolymers and biocomposites: current research strategies, scientific barriers and perspective applications
16-17 OCtober 2018, Centre des Matériaux d’IMT MINES Alès (France).