Business and Science Forum Programme
Business and Science Forum “GREEN DEAL: THE WAY IMPROVING THE WELL-BEING OF SOCIETY AND BUSINESS”
The purpose of the forum is to facilitate discussions on strategic approaches, challenges and opportunities in developing the sustainable EU’s economy, the business initiative for efficient use of resources by moving to a clean and circular economy, to ensure biodiversity and reduce pollution, effecting local and global decisions in order to achieve goals regarding well-being of society and business.
Tuesday, 21st September, 2021
|9.30–11.00||Green Deal: Best Business Practice Improving the Well-being of Society and Business
Sharing good practices and experience.
Companies offering natural products:
Companies offering innovative solutions for business:
|11.30–13.00||Discussion with Producers of Bioproducts
Product Demonstration and Degustation
|14.00–15.30||1 panel discussion
FARM TO FORK STRATEGY – FOR A FAIR, HEALTHY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY FOOD SYSTEM
Moderator: Mindaugas Maciulevičius, Founder and Director of Public Institution “Baltic Sustainable Bioeconomy development agency”.
Panel discussion speakers:
Key themes for open discussion:
BUSINESS INCENTIVES TO ADDRESS EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL CHALLENGES?
|2 panel discussion regarding special session
Moderator: Rasa Tumaševičiūtė, Soil expert at Ministry of Agriculture and working group on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation leader at LSYR, Climate pact ambassador, Circular Economy Consultant, PhD student in ecology and environmental science.
Panel discussion speakers:
Key themes for open discussion:
Mindaugas Maciulevičius is the Founder and Director of Public Institution “Baltic Sustainable Bioeconomy development agency”. 13 years Founding member and director of the AgriCoop developing short supply chains “Lietuviško ūkio kokybė” (Lithuanian Farm Quality). 2017-2020 Vice-President of European agri-cooperatives association COGECA. 2010-2020 Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, Vice-President of Group III, Rapporteur on Related EESC opinions: Sustainable inclusive Bioeconomy, revision of Bioeconomy strategy, Boosting climate actions by non-state actors, More sustainable food systems (exploratory), Implications of climate and energy policy/agriculture forestry. Observer in EU Bioeconomy panel. Since 2014 – Board member of Lithuanian Association of Agricultural Cooperatives “Kooperacijos Kelias” and Lithuanian association of land and forest owners.
Rasa Tumaševičiūtė is the Soil expert at Ministry of Agriculture and working group on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation leader at LSYR, Climate pact ambassador, Circular Economy Consultant, PhD student in ecology and environmental science.
Vilma Atkočiūnienė is the Professor, Doctor of social (economics) sciences, at Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy, Faculty of Bioeconomy Development, Business and Rural Development Research Institute. Main activities and responsibilities: pedagogical, scientific and consultancy work. Responsibilities for the study programme “Administration of Rural Development”, international study programme, participation in PhD study committee of Management. Scientific research in the field of rural development management, rural regional development, sustainable development of rural social infrastructure, local marketing and local food systems, social partnership. Researcher in the international scientific projects “Rethinking the links between farm modernization, rural development and resilience in a world of increasing demands and finite resources (RETHINK, 7th Framework Programme, 2013 – 2016), “Small farms, small food businesses and sustainable food security” (SALSA, Horizon 2020, 2017-2019). She is an expert in Rural Development management LEADER method, social business development. Her previous tasks was scientific projects. The most recent projects “The Development of Rural Social Infrastructure for Attainment of Territorial and Social Cohesion, 2013 – 2014”, “Sustainable and Balanced development of Workplaces in Rural Regions of Lithuania, 2010 – 2011”, international project „New Sources of Employment to Promote the Wealth-Generating Capacity of Rural Communities“ (Rural Jobs) (7th Framework Programme, 2008-2010). Leader of European Innovation Partnership (EIP) project “Management of short supply chains for bio-valuable products and development of local markets”, Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture, 2019-2022.
Dr. Andreas Meyer-Aurich is researcher at the Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Potsdam and lecturer at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. His research focuses on the economic and environmental impacts of innovations in agriculture with respect to cost efficiency.
Inga Minelgaitė is the Professor at School of Business, University of Iceland and guest professor in other universities in Europe. Inga has more than ten years middle-top management experience, she is active in research focused on cross-cultural leadership, and initiating social projects concerning the topics she finds important for contemporary society.
Jonas Ignatavičius is the head of Nando Labs and the project manager of the Nando group. Nando – it’s functional agricultural additives, surface active agents and microbiological soil improvers development company. Jonas has more than 10 years of experience in business development, product development and commercialization, and projects management.
Ieva Valeškaitė is the Vice Minister of Economics and Innovation Ieva Valeškaitė, who previously held the position of an advisor to the Minister, supervises better regulatory and business supervision, the business tax environment, and creates an economic analysis unit, which did not exist in the institution until now. Before joining the Ministry, I. Valeškaitė worked for five years as a senior policy expert of the Free Market Institute – fuel projects related to the improvement of the business environment, the quality of legislation and transparency of tax systems, and the administration of simple taxes. In 2012-2015, she worked in the Foreign and European Union Affairs Division of the Government Office. Valeškaitė has completed two bachelor’s studies – international economics and political science, as well as master’s studies in applied macroeconomics at Vilnius University.
Danas Augutis is the viceminister at the Lithuanian Ministry of Environment, where he is responsible for policy of forests, nature protection and protected areas and landscape. Danas is an ecologist and has experience working as a researcher in various scientific institutions and non-governmental organizations.
Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė is the AgriFood Lithuania DIH Managing Director. The organization is a digital innovation hub, which was built on custer foundation. In 2020, the European Commission highlighted the AgriFood Lithuania DIH as one of two good practice examples of European sectorial DIHs in the JRC science policy report. Also, from March 2021, AgriFood Lithuania has achieved the status of EIT FOOD Hub in Lithuania. Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė has vast experience in product development and innovation managing, working with research and development and implementation, information technologies and services, and ICT products on a cross-sectoral basis. She is studying Ph.D. in economics at The Institute of Economics and Rural Development of the Lithuanian Center for Social Sciences. Her scientific area of interest evaluates the effectiveness of the industries’ twin transition digitalization and the Green Deal in the EU Member States. She has more than 12 years of experience as an international digitalization expert in national and international working groups. She is a speaker during many national and international events on the twin transition in the EU. K.Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė is an active promoter of the clusters and DIH’s close collaboration in the creation of the ecosystems which transform the sectors.