FLOWER Next conference – 22-23 April 2021

FLOWER Next conference – 22-23 April 2021

After two previous editions organised by INRAE Nantes and the University of Portsmouth, University of South Brittany is the third partner of the FLOWER project to host a new event : “Biobased Composites in Marine Environment Conference” that will highlight scientific work and industrial initiatives on the integration of biocomposite materials in maritime sectors.  

Over two days on 22-23 April 2021, the event proposes to give an overview of the state of the art and to contribute to the dissemination of current works through four highlights:

1. Keynote talks 

Pr. Jörg Müssig (U. of Bremen), Pr. Aart Van Vuure (KULeuven), Dr. James Blake & Dr. Jeanne Blanchard (U. of Southampton) and Ms. Rachel Moreau (One Step Ahead & Ocean As Common) confirmed their participation and will introduce the 4 sessions.

You can consult their biography and the provisional programme on the conference website Biobased Composites in Marine Environment Conference – Sciencesconf.org 

2. Scientific presentations

European experts in the various academic communities concerned (mechanics, biology, physics, chemistry) will share their latest advances on the following topics: Plant fibres and preforms for biobased composites materials; Matrices and interfaces; in-use properties in marine environment; Deconstruction, end of life, recycling and environmental assessment

Interested in sharing your work? Submit your abstract on the conference website until 19/02/2021 (extended deadline).

3. Companies pitchs

Discover how biocomposites inspire the maritime industry with the testimony of several European companies. 

Are you a company that already experienced the incorporation of biobased materials in composites and want to showcase your products or activities? Or do you intend to do so but did not have the opportunity yet or still face some issues?

> Apply by emailing marinebiocomp@sciencesconf.org before 28/02/2021 with a short description of your company and activities and a title for your presentation.

4. Individual meetings

You will have the opportunity to network in both industrial and academic communities, deepen some topics or engage future collaborations with the other participants onsite or online through the B2B meeting platform*, facilitated by BDI’s EEN team for the Eurolarge Innovation programme.

*You will be able to plan your meetings with a link provided after your registration.

Update: Due to the ongoing health situation, the Biobased Composites in Marine Environment Conference will be 100% online. The Organisation Committee is currently working on finding the best virtual platform to ensure as much interactions as possible between the participants.

All information and registration on the conference website : https://marinebiocomp.sciencesconf.org/

The Biobased Composites in Marine Environment Conference 2021 is organised by the University of South Brittany (IRDL Laboratory) within the framework of the European project FLOWER (Interreg VA France (Channel) England Programme), in partnership with Bretagne Développement Innovation (through the Eurolarge Innovation Programme and European Entreprise Network), Audélor – Lorient Technopôle, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, Archipel (citizens institute of UBS promoting its maritime and coastal identity), Pole IAR – The French Bioeconomy Cluster and EMC2 cluster.


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