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Summer School

DURATION: 5 Days
DATES: September 3rd-8th, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31st, 2018

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Bio-based economy (Bioeconomy) aims to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and finite materials without overexploiting natural resources. According to the definition of the European Commission “Bioeconomy encompasses those parts of economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea to produce food, biomaterials, bioenergy and bioproducts”. Behind bioeconomy there is much science related to industrial biotechnology as well as a deep change in economics, politics, and societal issues.

A new cross-sector expertise is therefore required. This summer school aims to provide a broad overview of the above-mentioned issues and will be held by national and international speakers, both from academia and from industry. At least one visit to a company involved in the production of bio-based compounds will be included in the school schedule. Because of its inter-disciplinarity, the program welcomes participants with different backgrounds. Participants should be aware that a basic knowledge of the scientific basis of biotechnology is required. Potential participants can ask organizers for advice.

Networking and discussion among students and lecturers will be encouraged and fostered throughout the duration of the school, with social events and a poster session.

CONTENTS
What’s new: Introduction to the scope, challenges and trends of bioeconomy. Local vs global: Choice and processing of renewable raw materials; environmental sustainability of biomass sourcing and processing. How to do it: Key technologies for the production of bio-based products. Biorefineries: concepts and application.
National and international strategies for bioeconomy: funding, organization, network.
Innovation in place: visit to a company and case studies of success (or failure) stories.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Prof.sa MARINA LOTTI
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED IN THE APPLICATION FORM: CV and Passport/ID card, Motivation Letter.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Priority will be given to participants holding a masters degree, but application by masters students is encouraged and will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s motivation and background

INFO: marina.lotti@unimib.it

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