In the framework of programm INTERREG MED and of the project GREENOMED (https://greenomed.interreg-med.eu/), Interbalkan Environment Center (i-BEC) participated in the Second Greenomed Conference in Barceolna.
The GREENOMED second conference took place on 11 April 2019 in Barcelona. The event gathered regional stakeholders from MED regions in particular companies and clusters and provided an opportunity of synergy exploration and collaboration between the industrial stakeholders for the most innovative green manufacturing topics and technologies. During the morning session, participants had the opportunity to understand about the concept and approach of GREENOMED project and to get to know about the experience of Lombardy region and Catalonia region as the co-coordinators of Vanguard Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing pilot. Moreover, during the panel session experts representing different stakeholders including companies, clusters and policymakers discussed about the interregional collaboration for competitiveness to support companies in the implementation of innovative green technologies. During the afternoon, participants had the opportunity to attend the thematic working sessions which aimed at initiating discussion between companies and clusters from different MED regions about the implications and application of the green manufacturing technologies around 5 themes of smart plastics, circular economy, energy-efficiency, agro-food manufacturing and bio-economy. The second part of the afternoon session was dedicated to a matchmaking session to provide the opportunity of networking and exploration of potential collaborations among the industrial stakeholders.