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Focus Group on cosmetics and food supplements based on natural resources

General Information

JRC-IPTS, together with the Romanian North-West Development Agency, organised a first EDP focus group on cosmetics and food supplements based on natural resources (eg. medicinal and aromatic plants, geothermal water etc.) in Cluj, North-West Region of Romania, on the 26th of May 2016.

This event focused on the cosmetics, wellbeing and pharmaceutical sectors and on selected activities which contribute to its future development.

The main aims of this first focus group were:

  • To bring together relevant stakeholders in the sector, going beyond the core value chain to explore and catalyse the dynamics of the entrepreneurial process of discovery;
  • To examine the key criteria to identify and pursue relevant projects for the region.
  • To refine the focus group approach for its future application to other key sectors of the region.

Agenda and Presentations

09:00 -09.30

Registration – Welcome coffee

09:30 – 11:00

Introductory plenary session

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

~ Parallel EDP Working Groups (Session 1)

With introductory presentation(s)

Formation of working partnerships/subgroups

  • Group 1: Product innovation: new ingredients, formulas, sustainability
  • Group 2: Innovative technologies and equipment

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

~ Parallel EDP Working Groups (Session 2)

Formation of working partnerships/subgroups

  • Group 3: Promotion and new markets: marketing, distribution, design, innovative packaging          
  • Group 4: Quality improvements in products and/or services, certifications, labelling and regulations

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

Closing session – Chair: Mark Boden

Summary of working group outcomes

Round table discussion


Closing remarks.


 Simultaneous/consecutive Romanian to/from English interpretation in the plenary/selected parallel sessions



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