The Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia (CluBE), in the framework of the BeCircular project of the European program INTERREG IPA CBC Greece – Republic of North Macedonia 2014-2020, met on 16/05/2023 with the students of the School of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia in Florina, with the aim to inform them about Circular Bioeconomy and Entrepreneurship.
The event started with a short greeting of Mr. Philippos Kalamaras, assistant professor of the School of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia. Afterwards Mr. Alexandros Vezos, Project Manager and Business & Entrepreneurship Expert of the Cluster, presented shortly the general activities of the Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia (CluBE).
Then Mr. Vasileios Balachtsis, Project Manager of CluBE and responsible for the BeCircular project took over with the presentation of the BeCircular Project and the SYMBIOSIS digital platform. The platform has been upgraded within the project to integrate more functions and is essentially a tool dedicated to the efficient matching of materials/services between different businesses, leading to new ideas through the development of B2B models related to the Bioeconomy and industrial symbiosis.
The information session came to an end with the presentation of Mr. Alexandros Vezos about Entrepreneurship in the Circular Bioeconomy and an open discussion with the students and the event’s participants on the same topic followed.