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Director’s Message 2017-03-23T12:14:58+00:00

Welcome to the Bio Economy and Sustainable Growth Laboratory!

The goal of the Laboratory is to constitute a cutting-edge research and education agency in the emerging field of bioeconomy. The bioeconomy agenda has been initiated by prominent corporations and is being actively endorsed by EU, OECD and G7 member states. It offers great opportunities and solutions to a growing number of major societal, environmental and economic challenges, including climate change mitigation, energy and food security and resource efficiency.

At the Laboratory, we develop concurrent multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to research and education. To this end, the Laboratory is recruited with a broad range of academic disciplines with its main axes on economics, biology and chemical engineering. Pooling together multidisciplinary knowledge, resources, skills and capabilities, our mission is to inspire, incentivise, coordinate and promote world-class research and education. At the same time, we aim at encouraging and providing support for a Greek national policy that sets bioeconomy at the centre of its growth model, in accordance with the current EU objectives.

In parallel, the Laboratory aims at promoting brainstorming and collaborations among the academic community, private enterprises and public agencies that are involved, to a greater or lesser extent, with bioeconomy sectors.

Our aspiration is to substantially contribute to socio-economic development and well-being at the regional, national and international level.

Constantina Kottaridi

Assistant Professor

Director of the Laboratory