Plant Based Summit 2017 - The Biobased Solutions international conference and exhibition
Lille, France
25 April 2017 to 27 April 2017

Plant Based Summit will launch its 4th edition in Lille, with an even sharpened positioning on the innovation, the co-development and its operational implementation for the necessary deployment of bio-based products. It will be the opportunity for the participants to contribute to the evolution of plant-based, green and sustainable chemistry!

The focus of the PBS 2017 Conference is to stimulate biobased products development through a market driven approach. The conference program intends to demonstrate how a higher uptake of biobased solutions in everyday products will benefit to consumers and meet their expectations.

Featuring Agnes van Ardenne, BIC Board member, President of Dutch Biorefinery Cluster as Keynote speaker: "Taking stock of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy"

Save the date! BBI JU Open Info Day & Brokerage event
Brussels, Belgium
28 April 2017






On 28 April 2017, BBI JU will organise its fourth Open Info Day & Brokerage event in Brussels, following the official launch of the 2017 Call for proposals.

The Open Info Day brings potential applicants together and provides information and networking opportunities in time for the 2017 Call for proposals.

More information on the 2017 Call topics can be found here.

Want to get involved even sooner? BIC members benefit from a dedicated partnering event in February. More inforamtion on how to become a Member.

International Conference on Bio-based Materials
Cologne, Germany
10 May 2017 to 11 May 2017

he 10th International Conference on Bio-based Materials is aimed at providing international major players from the bio-based building blocks, polymers and industrial biotechnology industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies. For the tenth year running, the Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year” will be granted to the young, innovative bio-based chemicals and materials industry for finding suitable applications and markets for bio-based products.

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Green chemistry and white biotechnology
Mons, Belgium
22 May 2017 to 23 May 2017

3rd edition of international conferences "Green chemistry and White biotechnology".

Bio based Live - Creating sustainable products from bio-based Innovations
Amsterdam, The Netherland
31 May 2017 to 01 June 2017

Two congresses, one show. The 2nd annual Bio-Based Live congress, looks specificially at process innovation and technology that can ensure success along this journey. Optimising the process efficiency, driving innovation and reducing costs is key to creating competitive and sustainaible bio-based products. Increasing numbers of brands and retailers are beginning their sustainability journeys. Bio-based and green chemistry represents a new and important part of this. Bio-Based Live looks at the demand for green and bio-based products and how companies can begin their sustainable journey.

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
Montréal, Canada
23 July 2017 to 26 July 2017

The 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology returns to Montreal, Canada July 23-27. We have a lot of exciting event enhancements this year including new session trackings, new partnering app and exciting evening events.

Top Reasons to Attend:

  • Meet and network with 1,000 global business leaders, investors and policy makers.
  • Attend education all week that covers the latest in Industrial Biotech including Synthetic Biology, Advanced Biofuels, Biobased Materials plus two new tracks on Flavors, Fragrances and Food Ingredients, as well as Agricultural Crop Technologies and Biomass Supply.
  • Schedule targeted meetings using our BIO One-on-One Partnering System - partnering activity is at an all-time high and is open to all attendees.
  • Experience and learn about the latest in technology and innovation in the Exhibit Hall and throughout the event.
Innovation Biocamp
Easingwold, North Yorkshire, UK
23 July 2017 to 28 July 2017

Start-up, biobased businesses can benefit from fully funded, intensive business training for successful innovation. 

The BioBase4SME project, co-financed by Europe’s Interreg NWE programme, is now providing start-up companies working in the bioeconomy with €7,000 worth of specialist training, fully funded by the project. An intensive, week-long Innovation Biocamp will give these companies the tools they need to commercialise their idea and grow their company. The training culminates in a live pitch to investors. 

Start-up and spin-out, biobased companies based in the Interreg North West Europe area are encouraged to apply for their place on the Innovation Biocamp, which will take place in Yorkshire, UK from 23-28th July, 2017. The course includes a series of lectures from experts in key aspects of business growth, such as value propositions, business modelling, financing growth and risk management. Each lecture is followed by group exercises mediated by an experienced facilitator. Participants will then work with mentors to apply this learning to their own company. 

Successful applicants will benefit from: 

  • mentoring sessions with successful business leaders and investors
  • masterclasses from experts in finance, regulation, risk and opportunity 
  • live pitch to a panel of specialist investors, active in the sector 
  • peer-to-peer learning and networking with biobased companies from across NW Europe.   

The deadline for applications for the Innovation Biocamp is 19 May 2017. More information on the Biocamp, including further details on the selection criteria and the application procedure can be found online.

EFIB 2017
Brussels, Belgium
09 October 2017 to 11 October 2017

EFIB, the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy, organized by EuropaBio and Smithers Rapra is renowned by a global audience as the annual EU meeting place for business and policy on Industrial Biotech and the biobased economy.

This year's event is setup to surpass the success of the 2016 edition, which attracted 650 professionals from biobased industries to Glasgow for three jam-packed days of business essential presentations, enlightening workshops, a showcase theatre, PitchFest and one of the largest bioeconomy exhibitions in Europe.

EFIB 2017 will not only deliver a high-level agenda of decision makers from global biotechnology leaders, SMEs and consumer goods companies, but will also provide an increasingly productive networking environment, with all delegates receiving unlimited access to our 1-to-1 partnering tool.

BIC members can claim a 15% discount to attend. Just quote EFIB17BIC when registering online.

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