Conference Programme

Conference events: September 21-23, 2021

Event place: Central Building of Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy, Studentų str. 11, Akademija, Kaunas distr., Lithuania

Tuesday, 21st September

8.00–9.00Registration of Participants
(Lobby of Central Building)
9.00–13.00Plenary Session
(Hall of Central Building, 2nd floor)
Chairpersons: Assoc. prof. dr. Anastasija Novikova, Assoc. prof. dr. Rytis Skominas,
Vytautas Magnus University
9.00–9.30Welcome speech
9.30–10.00Innovation & knowledge exchange /EIP-AGRI
Pacôme Elouna Eyenga (Belgium)
10.00–10.30The bioeconomy transformation from an innovation economics point of view
Prof. dr. Andreas Pyka (Germany)
10.30–11.00Protein and nitrogen: a key challenge for sustainable bioeconomy and climate change
Dr. Christian Huyghe (France)
11.00–11.30Coffee break
11.30–12.00Thinking about forest as a socio-ecological system
Prof. dr. Vilis Brukas (Sweden)
12.00-12.30Denitrifying woodchip bioreactors for nutrient removal in agricultural drainage
Prof. dr. Arvydas Povilaitis (Lithuania)
12.30-13.00Development of agricultural engineering science
Prof. dr. Egidijus Šarauskis, Assoc. prof. dr. Rolandas Domeika (Lithuania)
13.00–14.00Lunch
(5th floor Lobby of Central Building)
14.00–17.30Business and Science Forum
(Hall of Central Building)
19.00Gala Dinner
(Raudondvaris Manor Arts Incubator, Pilies str. 1, Raudondvaris)

Wednesday, 22nd September

8.30–13.00Parallel Sessions
(4th and  5th floor, Central Building)
8.30–13.00Section 1. Agro-innovations and Food Technologies
Section 2. Biosystems Engineering and Environment Integrity
Section 3. Multifunctional Approach for Sustainable Use of Bio-Resources
Section 4. Social Research for Sustainable Bioeconomy and Climate Change
10.30–11.00Coffee break and poster presentation
13.00–14.00Lunch
(5th floor Lobby of Central Building)
14.00–15.00Final Plenary Session
(Hall of Central Building)
Chairperson: assoc. prof. dr. Jolita Greblikaitė, Vytautas Magnus University

Section 1. Agro-innovations and Food Technologies
Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)  

Section 2. Biosystems Engineering and Environment Integrity
Prof. dr. Algirdas Jasinskas, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)

Section 3. Multifunctional Approach for Sustainable Use of Bio-Resources
Prof. dr. Darius Danusevičius, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)

Section 4. Social Research for Sustainable Bioeconomy and Climate Change
Prof. dr. Vilma Atkočiūnienė, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
15.30–18.00Kaunas City Tour (visiting Kaunas city historical places)
Kaunas radiates contemporary European attitude and its vast history. Current architecture, impressive interwar modernism and old town rooftops – all compliment each other. It’s best to start your trip in the Old Town – enjoyable experiences await!
With the help of the professional tour guide you will find facts, stories and legends about most important places such as Kaunas Castle, City Hall Square, Cathedral Basilica of Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, Vytautas Church, Thunder House, Laisvės Avenue, Vienybės Square and much more.

 Thursday, 23rd September

10.00–12.00Cultural Tour (VMU Botanical Garden)
10.00–11.00 Visit to scientific collections of medicinal plants and pomology.
Tour guides: Ona Ragažinskienė, Remigijus Daubaras, Laima Česonienė.
11.00–12.00 Excursion to VMU Botanical Garden Park (orangery on request).
Tour guide Edita Braun.
10.00–16.00Visiting exhibition “Ką pasėsi…”