BioBeo Festival

10:00 – 11:00

Welcome to 
the BioBeo 
festival

Bitesize talk on “Existential Economics” by Prof Kees Klomp 
(Rotterdam UAS) Panel discussion on “What are you doing for the Bioeconomy?”
moderated by EU Bioeconomy Youth Ambassadors (EBYA)

11:00 – 11:30 BioBeo Awards: video link with Primary Schools in Ireland to celebrate the work pupils 
have done for the bioeconomy through working with BioBeo educational materials. 
Live performance of the BioBeo song.
11:30 – 13:30

BioBeo Food 
Corner: have a healthy break from a food selection highlighting the importance 
of local and sustainable food production. 

BioBeo Bioeconomy Brussels Trail and Quiz: walk around the campus guided by the BioBeo 
app highlighting bioeconomy initiatives in Brussels while participating in a 
quiz.

BioBeo Bioeconomy Fair: visit the booth expo and meet bio-based innovations, products
 and technologies (open throughout the festival).

BioBeo Movie Corner: watch the BioBeo animations and other films related to the bioeconomy

BioBeo Escape room: visit an art installation highlighting the beauty and the importance
 of forests.

BioEComedy – live standup comedy about the bioeconomy (13:00 – 13:30)

13:40 – 14:40 Bioeconomy 
in Action (session 1): attend an interactive Workshop around a BioBeo theme 
(food loop, forestry, interconnectedness, life below water and outdoor education) 
and learn about bio-based activities.
14:50 – 15:50 Bioeconomy 
in Action (session 2): attend an interactive Workshop around a BioBeo theme 
(food loop, forestry, interconnectedness, life below water and outdoor education) 
and learn about bio-based activities.

15:50 – 16:30

Youth forum on Bioeconomy: policy ideas from BioBeo schools and EU Bioeconomy Youth Ambassadors (EBYA)

Closing remarks by BioBeo team

Workshops

13:40 – 14:40

Workshop 1: Biomimicry

BiomimicryNL
Biomimicry expert Saskia van den Muijsenberg shows how nature can serve as inspiration to solve problems regarding sustainability.
13:40 – 14:40

Workshop 1: Escape to the forest

Bos+
BOS+ (meaning Forest+) invests in creating a resilient world full of forests and trees, for a better climate, more biodiversity and greater well-being for people, plants and animals. In this workshop Katriina Kilpi and Isaac Lievevrouwe guide you through an excape room experience.
13:40 – 14:40

Workshop 1: Interconnectedness and systems thinking

Djapo
Djapo is an expert in developing didactic tools and methodologies. In this workshop the ‘interconnectedness’ pillar of the sustainability issue is addressed using systems thinking.
13:40 – 14:40

Workshop 1: Join for water

Join for water

Join For Water is an organization that aims at guaranteeing water for people and nature alike, today, as well as tomorrow. In this workshop you will learn to make sustainable choices around water.
13:40 – 14:40

Workshop 1: Making ropes with natural fibers

Natuurpunt

Natuurpunt is an independent volunteer association that protects vulnerable and endangered nature in Flanders. They unite people with nature. Anke Desender teaches you how to make a rope with natural fibres.

13:40 – 14:40

Workshop 1: Oyster mushrooms

Permafungi

PermaFungi is a cooperative association with social objectives in Brussels that recycles an urban waste stream – coffee grounds! In this workshop you will learn how to cultivate oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds.

13:40 – 14:40

Workshop 1: Prototyping Circular

Prototyping Circular

Prototyping circular likes to trigger a change in the awareness of young designers in terms of Circularity, with specific focus on circular bio-based resources and processes. In this workshop you will learn about the importance of sustainability during the design process.

13:40 – 14:40

Workshop 1: Sea First – Ocean, Climate Change and Our Health

SeaFirst

Dear Biobeo Festival visitors,

We would like to invite you to our workshop on the strong relationship between The Ocean, Climate Change and Our Health, organised by the Sea First Foundation. Our Foundation is committed to improving the conditions for life in the ocean. We do this by giving lectures, lessons, presentations and by publishing books and articles – basically by raising awareness among the broad public. We also create lesson packages about the ocean for primary and secondary schools. By doing this we hope to create greater awareness of Ocean Literacy. We believe that knowledge is the best way to protect the most important ecosystem on earth: the ocean.

Learn more about the ocean and the impact of climate change on this fascinating and biggest ecosystem on earth. Learn about ocean warming and ocean acidification and the consequences of these phenomena on life beneath the surface and on land. You are more than welcome to join this interactive workshop! Hope to sea you!

13:40 – 14:40

Workshop 1: Starsarecircular: Sharing circular and sustainability

Starsarecircular.org

Developing new courses on Circularity and Sustainability is intensive and means that stimulating re-use is in line with the objectives we strive for in education. In this workshop we will share our experiences on these topics and we will discuss our current insights on future research we are initiating.

13:40 – 14:40

Workshop 1: UCD SMARTlab Skelligs

UCD SMARTlab Skelligs

SMARTlab Skelligs is based in Cahersiveen at the Skellig Coast in the South West of Ireland. SMARTlab has created AR/VR and olfactory works and experiences on mobile apps with interactive elements. In this workshop we demonstrate tools, technologies and the importance of the olfactory elements to deep learning and memory.

14:50 – 15:50
Workshop 2: Biomimicry
BiomimicryNL

Biomimicry expert Saskia van den Muijsenberg shows how nature can serve as inspiration to solve problems regarding sustainability.

14:50 – 15:50
Workshop 2: Escape to the forest
Bos+

BOS+ (meaning Forest+) invests in creating a resilient world full of forests and trees, for a better climate, more biodiversity and greater well-being for people, plants and animals. In this workshop Katriina Kilpi and Isaac Lievevrouwe guide you through an excape room experience.

14:50 – 15:50
Workshop 2: Interconnectedness and systems thinking
Djapo

Djapo is an expert in developing didactic tools and methodologies. In this workshop the ‘interconnectedness’ pillar of the sustainability issue is addressed using systems thinking.

14:50 – 15:50
Workshop 2: Join for water
Join for water

Join For Water is an organization that aims at guaranteeing water for people and nature alike, today, as well as tomorrow. In this workshop you will learn to make sustainable choices around water.

14:50 – 15:50
Workshop 2: Making ropes with natural fibers
Natuurpunt
Natuurpunt is an independent volunteer association that protects vulnerable and endangered nature in Flanders. They unite people with nature. Anke Desender teaches you how to make a rope with natural fibres.
14:50 – 15:50
Workshop 2: Oyster mushrooms
Permafungi
PermaFungi is a cooperative association with social objectives in Brussels that recycles an urban waste stream – coffee grounds! In this workshop you will learn how to cultivate oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds.
14:50 – 15:50
Workshop 2: Prototyping Circular
Prototyping Circular
Prototyping circular likes to trigger a change in the awareness of young designers in terms of Circularity, with specific focus on circular bio-based resources and processes. In this workshop you will learn about the importance of sustainability during the design process.
14:50 – 15:50
Workshop 2: Sea First – Cultured Meat
SeaFirst
Dear Biobeo Festival visitors,
Next to our The Ocean, Climate Change and Our Health workshop, we would also like to invite you for our workshop on Cultured Meat, organised by the Sea First Foundation. Our Foundation is committed to improving the conditions for life in the ocean. We do this by giving lectures, lessons, presentations and by publishing books and articles – basically by raising awareness among the broad public. We also create lesson packages about the ocean for primary and secondary schools. By doing this we hope to create greater awareness of Ocean Literacy. We believe that knowledge is the best way to protect the biggest and most important ecosystem on earth: the ocean.
Meat and fish consumption is closely correlated to climate change, ocean acidification, food system inequity, freshwater shortage, overfishing, zoonosis and animal cruelty. Cultured meat is a form of cellular agriculture and one of the promising scientific solutions for the world’s increasing demand for animal protein. Learn more about the cell biology principles underlying cultured meat production as well as the biggest hurdles in this interactive workshop. Hope to sea you!
14:50 – 15:50
Workshop 2: Starsarecircular: Circularity in regular education
Starsarecircular.org
During this workshop we will share our information on how we integrated the development of primary and secondary classes on circularity and sustainability in our course Network organizations. We asked students to develop a lesson on one of the SDGs using their own network. Nice and inspiring lessons were developed and made available for primary and secondary schools in the Netherlands.
14:50 – 15:50
Workshop 2: UCD SMARTlab Skelligs
UCD SMARTlab Skelligs
SMARTlab Skelligs is based in Cahersiveen at the Skellig Coast in the South West of Ireland. SMARTlab has created AR/VR and olfactory works and experiences on mobile apps with interactive elements. In this workshop we demonstrate tools, technologies and the importance of the olfactory elements to deep learning and memory.
13:40 – 15:50
Workshop 1+2: Circularity 101- Become a Circular City Changemaker
CircularCityChallenge.eu
Are you ready to transform your city into a green, fair, and circular paradise? Join the CircularCityChallenge workshop and learn how to design innovative solutions for your city. You will also have the chance to compete in an international contest and join a community of changemakers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover your potential impact and how to activate the levers of change!