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The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers are partnering with BioeconomyVentures to organize a Pitching, Matchmaking and networking workshop on October 4 (9.30-18.30 CET), in Barcelona at the H10 Art Gallery Hotel.

Target audience: Start-ups, large companies, research organisations and technology or service providers operating in the forestry bioeconomy, biomass, biochemical and bioproducts sectors. Innovation key players with ongoing or planned bioeconomy related projects willing to explore the Spanish and European markets.

Objective: Creating new partnerships for the further development of innovative, cross-border and cross-sectoral industrial value chains in the bioeconomy.

After a fruitful Bilateral Bioeconomy Forum, we are ready to keep supporting Canadian companies explore opportunities in the bioeconomy sector. Expanding research and development networks and technology collaborations.

The Spanish and Canadian markets are promoting bioeconomy strategies at national and regional level. The whole forestry value chain (obtaining and processing of wood activities, cork, resin, pulp and paper), as well as to the bioenergy and other bioproducts subsectors are triggers for economic development and have a great potential for generating added value.

According to the EU Joint Research Center, the EU the bio-based industries made a contribution of 780 billion EUR in 2018 to the EU’s economy, an increase of 30 billion EUR (+4%) compared to 2017. In the EU there were 400 biorefineries at commercial or demonstration scale in 2020. The bio-based chemicals and materials supply from EU biorefineries is estimated at 4.6 million tonnes. This growing sector and offers Canadian stakeholders opportunities for growth.


The event will gather investors, SMEs, start-ups, large companies, research organisations, technology providers; and organisations offering innovation services such as access to finance, application testing, feedstock analysis, life cycle assessment and social acceptance.

The workshop will open with various key note lectures on the bioeconomy and sustainable forest management, followed by and two pitching rooms (innovative technologies for the bioeconomy and innovation services).
Participants will be invited to submit a pitch application for a 10 minutes’ pitch. The event will have an additional matchmaking activity, one-on-one meetings of 15 minutes that will allow participants to explore opportunities with new partners or investors.

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