NoRest Conference

Nordic Research and Innovation Pathways towards a Circular Bio-economy

25th 10:00 – 26th 14:30

CYCLE has joined forced with two other BIONÆR projects – SusValueWaste and BioSmart in order to arrange a conference that emphasises on cycle thinking in technology, foresight exercises and transitions related to different aspects of the bio-economy and future challenges and possibilities for both researchers and industry.

A combination of keynote presentations held by carefully selected speakers, short lightening speeches, and poster presentations from research projects, industry, government and relevant EU or Nordic funded research projects provides an interesting and interactive program.

  • Lene Lange, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Nancy Bocken, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Adrian Higson, Bio based Products, NNFCC, United Kingdom
  • Peter De Smedt, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Kes McCormick, Lund University, Sweden
  • Geir Oddson, Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Gudrun Langthaler, Research Council of Norway, Norway
  • Toine Timmerman, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Developing a future bio-economy has become a key goal for Nordic policy-makers, across Europe, and around the world. The bio-economy is considered critical for several reasons: the need for sustainability of resource use, the growing demand for both food and energy, and the need to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation. This conference put emphasis on cycle thinking in technology, foresight exercises and transitions related to different aspects of the bio-economy and future challenges and possibilities for both researchers and industry.

You will find the invitation for the conference here

Sign up for the conference!

Conference participants are invited to present their work at poster sessions during the conference; deadline first submission is 3.10.2016 -short poster summary and title, and deadline final version 17.10.2016 (submit to

Both the project meeting and conference will be at DGI Byen


A number of hotel rooms are reserved for the night between 25th-26th of October:
The rooms are at DGI Byen Hotel and at Guldsmeden Hotels (Axel and Carlton) and the rate is DKK 1.095,00/night + DKK 155,00 for Breakfast Buffet (optional).

For rooms at DGI Byen Hotel a ” guaranteed rooms available” applies until the 24th of July. Participants will need to make reference to Booking 588330 for DGI Byens Hotel. After this date the participants are still able to use the reference number and get the discounted price if there are rooms available.

For rooms at Hotels  ´Axel og Carlton´ refer to ´Københavns Universitet´ + Referencenr.: 300824 AND book before 24 September, directly with Hotel (

We are looking forward to see in Copenhagen!