BIG-C Stakeholder Meeting

mei 19, 2014

BIG-C, the Bio Innovation Growth mega Cluster is the cross-border Smart Specialization initiative of the Belgium region of Flanders, The Netherlands and the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It aims at transforming Europe’s industrial mega-cluster into the global leader of biobased innovation growth and a pioneer of a resource efficient, circular economy.

This event informs about BIG-C’s concept how to make our mega cluster fit for the bioeconomy building on existing strengths. Stakeholders from industry, academia, regional organisations, pilot facilities, public private partnerships and politics are invited to discuss strategies to renewable value chains in our mega-cluster.


10:30 – 11:00 Welcome Svenja Schulze, NRW Minister for Innovation, Science and Research Representatives from Flanders and the Netherlands (tba)
11:00 – 11:30 Presentation of BIG-C Concept
11:30 – 12:50 Presentation of the 4 Value Chains addressed by BIG-C
12:50 – 14:20 Lunch, Networking
14:20 – 15:20 Panel Discussion: How to make the mega-cluster fit for the bioeconomy
15:20 – 16:30 Partnering / Snacks
16:30 End


RWI.4 Building
Conference level
Völklinger Str. 4
40219 Düsseldorf



Please register here (participation is free of charge)

pdf file of the invitation