Bioactive ingredients for food and health in the frame of bioeconomy implementation

Bioactive ingredients have a wide potential of innovation for food and health industry, drugged by the fact discoveries in bioactive components are escalating. Despite improving possibilities for human health for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, and wellness abound, the process for evidence-based criteria to make public health statements lags behind. Biobased economy implementation demands food industry streams and byproducts sustainable valorization, which adds extra challenges for industrial collaboration and policy frameworks. Being bioactive ingredients such a challenging area, it is also a multiple paths opportunity for many types of marketable products, that span the range from whole foods (functional foods) to druglike isolated compounds (nutraceuticals).

Participants from companies active in biomass valorization, biotechnology, food industry (bioactive ingredients developers and distributers) will find in this workshop interesting hints from experts and success cases from bioactive ingredients SMEs addressing opportunities and facing challenges.

This workshop is organised in the framework of the H2020 SuperBIO-project that aims to develop new, innovative, cross-border and cross-sectorial industrial value chains in the biobased economy.

Venue: Seville, Spain
Registration: Soon online


10h30 - 11h00 Registration and welcome coffee
11h00 - 12h00 SuperBIO support for SMEs
  SuperBIO - Innovation services to boost your business through biobased innovation
Gloria de la Viña - SuperBIO hub in Spain at CTA
  Service Provider
To be confirmed
  Service Provider
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12h00 - 12h15 SABANA - Sustainable Algae Biorefinery for Agriculture aNd Aquaculture
Carlos Torres - Almeria University
12h15 - 13h35 Bioactive Ingredients: challenges and opportunities in the frame of bioeconomy
Javier Valverde - Center for Research and Development of Functional Foods (CIDAF)
Encarnación Ruíz - Department of Chemistry, Environment and Materials - Jaen University
Cristina Díaz - Bioserch Life

Javier Velasco - Representative of ASEBIO, Spanish Bioeconomy Observatory
13h35 - 13h55 Break
13h55 - 14h45 Success stories - SME presentations
Algaenergy - Carlos Rodríguez Villa-Foster, CEO
Innovaoleo by Natac - José Carlos Quintela, CEO
Functional Gums - José Rojano-Jorge, CEO
14h45 Closing of the workshop
15h00 Networking reception