KIckBio-Workshop: The kick-off was a success!
On March 28th and 29th, our first KIckBio workshop took place in Blaubeuren. The two-day event of our EU-funded KIckBio project focused on “nanocellulose”.
Nanocellulose is a material derived from wood fibers, which can be produced by mechanical, chemical and/or biotechnological processes. Since its development in the 1980s, many possible applications have emerged: product properties can be improved or petrochemical substances can be replaced. Nevertheless, with a few exceptions in some niche applications, it has not yet been possible to achieve a market breakthrough. This is in particular due to the high manufacturing costs and high investment costs for the required production facilities.
On the first day of the workshop, the participants were given insights into the topic of nanocellulose by various speakers. The subsequent panel discussion provided a suitable framework for a productive exchange between the participants and speakers. At the end, the attendees obtained an overview of the current status of the KIckBio project. The evening event brought the first workshop day to a close with intensive talks and discussions.
On the second day of the workshop, the focus turned more specific to the use of nanocellulose. Experts from the industry presented various applications and gave the participants an understanding of the many possible uses of nanocellulose.
We would like to thank all speakers for two very successful workshop days. We are already looking forward to the next workshop on the topic of “Digital Twin/Simulation” on May 03 and 04 in Blaubeuren.
We are pleased to be working on this project funded by our project sponsors ERDF (ERDF funds are part of the Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic), the State of Baden-Württemberg and the European Union.