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Second Bioeconomy Course is held on May 22-26, 2017 at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice.
Registration is open until 15 April 2017.
The course is free of charge (participants cover travel cost and food and approximately 30 EUR for one day excursion).
The post graduate course on Bioeconomy of the University of South Bohemia offers a multidisciplinary approach, covering a wide spectrum of topics from sciences, economy, business, law and communication.
Bio-Economy postgraduate course at the University of South Bohemia is responding to modern market requirements, demanding professionals for a new field of Bio-Economy. Bio-Economy reflects a new, sustainable approach to science and technology.
This course provides students with the newly emerging concept of Bio-Economy, which is highly valued in the scientific, industrial and political circles. Potential of Bio-Economy lies in the large scale replacement of fossil fuels and synthetic materials with renewable, biological resources. This issue affects a large number of sectors and applications, from energy production, chemicals manufacturing and agriculture to construction and waste management. Technological innovation play significant role in the implementation of the Bio-Economy . This course examines relevant technological trends, and puts it in the context of economic, social and political context.
Support of Bio-Economy is mentioned in the strategic concept of the EU in 2012, "Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe". Bio-Economy is also part of the strategy OECD (The Bioeconomy to 2030 Designing a Policy Agenda, OECD, 2009) and the subject of numerous international conferences, exceeding EU framework. As an example of scientific cooperation beyond the EU's framework could serve International Knowledge - Based Bioeconomy forum (KBBE forum), founded in 2010, which involves cooperation between the EU, Australia, Canada and New Zealand in order to respond to major global challenges that affect the Bio-Economy. Bioeconomy is also part of the challenge H2020, supporting European research.
Official language is English
The accommodation is free of charge for participants (during the time of the course). Payment 30 EUR for one day excursion can be paid at the registration desk or via bank account.