Sigrún Elsa Smáradóttir will be giving a presentation at a breakout session at the Arctic Circle by the Nordic Council of Ministers this coming Friday.
Her talk will cover the potential of investing in the growth of the bioeconomy in the Arctic. The Arctic has a wealth of resources, not the least living marine resources. These resources provide the opportunity for the development of new and innovative products, thereby increasing the value throughout the value chain, creating local growth potential, as well as ensuring resource efficiency. The name of the talk is ” Bio-economy in the Arctic“.
Smáradóttir‘s lecture will begin at 16:10
For more information about the Arctic Circle Assembly please visit the webpage. More information on the breakout session can be found here.
About the lecturer
Sigrún Elsa Smáradóttir is educated in Business Administration (MBA) and food science (BSc) from the University of Iceland. Sigrún Elsa is a Research Group Leader at Matís, Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D, her work mainly involves internal and external strategy and policy projects, business development and innovation projects many in the field of Bioeconomy. She is currently heading the Nordic projects “Arctic Bioeconomy-II” and the three year chairmanship project “Innovation in the Nordic Bioeconomy” initiated in 2014 when Iceland chaired the Nordic Council of Ministers. Sigrún Elsa also coordinates the work of the West Nordic Bioeconomy platform and a minister appointed committee focusing on a Bioeconomy strategy for Iceland. Further Sigrún Elsa is a member of the advisory Committee of the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2015 in Berlin, the Nordic Marine Think Tank and heads the organizing committee of the World Seafood Conference 2017.