AGRIDAY “Innovating for the Future: Bioeconomy in the United Kingdom and France”Publié le 15 février 2018 par agriDées

Wednesday 7 March 2018 – 9am – 3pm

British Ambassador’s Residence, Paris


France published its national Bioeconomy Strategy in 2017. One year later, the UK is about to publish its Bioeconomy Industrial Strategy. Building on France’s national bioeconomy strategy and on the work of the French think tank agridées, this Franco-British event aims to bring together experts from both countries to discuss the UK and France’s strategies and priorities, industrial initiatives in innovation and R&D, and the key role of farming within the bioeconomy.


Lord Llewellyn, British Ambassador to France, is honoured to welcome us in his residence for this event:  39 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 8e.


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9:00       Registration and coffee

9:30       Welcome speeches

Lord LLEWELLYN, British Ambassador to France

Catherine GESLAIN-LANEELE, Director general for economic and environmental performance of enterprises, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, France

Damien BONDUELLE, President, French think tank agridées

Lionel CLARKE, Co-president of the Synthetic Biotechnology Leadership Forum, Founder and Director, BionerG, UK



10:15     Panel 1 – UK and French bioeconomy strategies and priorities

Chair: Ian HOLMES, National Contact Point for the Bioeconomy, Innovate UK


Paul HENDERSON, Head of Bioeconomy Strategy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK

Lee BENISTON, Head of Innovation, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK

Clémence MEYRUEY, Deputy head of office, Bioeconomy Office, General Directorate for the Economic and Envrionmental Performance of Enterprises, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, France

Marc RICO, General Directorate for Business, Ministry of Economy, France



11:15     Coffee/Tea


11:45     Panel 2 -Industry, Academia and Business Viewpoint

Chair: Ian ARCHER, Technical Director, Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, Edinburg, UK


Joe ROSS, Director, Biorenewables Development Centre, UK

Yvonne ARMITAGE, Bioeconomy specialist, Knowledge Transfer Network, Edinburg, UK

Thierry STADLER, Vice President, Industry and agro-resources cluster (IAR cluster), France

Christophe RUPP-DAHLEM, Director of Public Affairs, Roquette,  France



12:45     Buffet lunch


14:00     Panel 3 – Agriculture and Forestry in the Bioeconomy

Chair: Marie-Cecile DAMAVE, Head of Innovation and Markets, think tank agridées, France


Daniel JOHNS, Deputy Director in charge of Agricultural Markets, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK

Dr Jonathon SCURLOCK, Chief Advisor, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, National Farmers Union (NFU), UK

Olivier DAUGER, farmer, FNSEA (leading French farmers union) contact point for climate, air and energy, France

Jean-Marc ONNO, pig breeder and biogas producer, France


15:00     End


For registration, see this page in French.