BioBase4SME Workshop: Natural Fibertastic

Fort St. Gertrudis, Haven 54, 4931 AH Geertruidenberg, the Netherlands

5 April 2017 - 5 April 2017

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Natural Fibertastic - April 5th, 2017 - The Netherlands

With composites gaining larger market share for instance in planes, cars, etc., natural fibers are found in more and more applications as well. Together with the Natural fiber Application Center (NAC) we organize a workshop about bio-composites and other applications of natural fibers on 5 April 2017.


Natural fibers and bio-composites applications will be the overall theme. Within this theme, we will address sectors like packaging, building, gardening and more. The workshop aims to provide a podium where SMEs can interact on hurdles in the biobased sector. We hope that this will result in a clear message that we can send to legislators. We also invite SMEs to present their own innovations on the technology market. Are you interested in participating? Please contact Roel Koevoets: 


SMEs that are willing to cooperate in the transition towards a biobased economy.


11:00 Arrival - welcome coffee

11:30 Trip to the Natural fiber Application Center
Visiting natural fiber pilot facilities for paper making and compounding including a demonstration

13:00 Lunch and start parallel technology market

14:00 Opening by Leon Joore
Director Natural fiber Application Center

14:15 Introduction BioBase4SME
by Roel Koevoets, Bio-Innovation Agent for the Netherlands

14:30 Green Building
by Esther Stapper Cluster Coordinator

14:45 Academic specialist natural fibers
To be announced

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 New Interreg 2 Seas project
By the innovation factory

16:15 Pitches about application of natural fibers
E.g. road side grass, degradable plant pot, composite guardrail, water plant fiber packaging, biobased composite packaging, etc.

17:30 Wrap-up and networking drinks



The registration is free, please sign up before 29th March 2017. After this date your place cannot be guaranteed. The link to register will be announced by your Bio-Innovation Agent.

Roel Koevoets
Bio-Innovation Agent NL
+31 (0)6 226 639 34

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