Biotech Week
Across Europe
25 September 2017 to 01 October 2017

The European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953.

The fifth edition of the European Biotech Week will take place from September 25 to October 1, 2017. Biotech National Associations, in collaboration with companies, academic and government institutions, science museums and the media, will organise events across Europe.

Bio-based Show ‘Made in Europe’
Brussels, Belgium
27 September 2017

The BBI JU walking exhibition is an innovative and engaging way to show how everyday objects can have bio-based ingredients, and that the application of bio-based technologies offers new opportunities for developing the bio-economy in Europe. The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking is taking this unique show to the European Parliament, an exhibition conceived to guide guests through new, wondrous solutions for renewable raw materials and waste – clothes made of milk that cannot be used for consumption, cups made of used coffee waste, bikes made of flax fibres, dandelion flowers turned into tyres

Industrial Biotech PROGRESS Final Conference
27 September 2017

PROGRESS, short for Priorities for Addressing Opportunities and Gaps of Industrial Biotechnology for an Efficient Use of Funding Resources, is a European Commission funded H2020 project for Industrial Biotechnology (IB) aiming to support and accelerate the deployment of IB in the EU industry by identifying high-value opportunities for IB and proposing actions to address them successfully. The final one-day conference brings together experts to discuss the current status and future of industrial biotechnology in Europe

World Chemical Summit
Barcelona, Spain
04 October 2017 to 05 October 2017

The World Chemical Summit is a unique event that brings together high-level decision and policy makers, thought leaders and key influencers to discuss and debate the role of chemistry in providing solutions to societal challenges today and in the future. The World Chemical Summit is the global forum for the whole chemical industry and adjacent industries. The World Chemical Summit will focus on the themes of Energy, Water and Air, Food, Health, Resource Efficiency and the Digital Society, which together represent the biggest challenges facing society.

IFIB 2017
Rome, Italy
05 October 2017 to 06 October 2017

The Italian Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (IFIB 2017) organized by Assobiotec - the Italian Association for the development of biotechnology which is part of Federchimica – together with Innovhub-SSI, the Italian Green Chemistry Cluster SPRING and Lazio Innova – aims to strengthen the bioeconomy network in the Euro-Mediterranean area and to promote partnerships. It focuses on policies, energy and biorefineries, bio-based industries, agro-food, life-sciences and includes a brokerage event and a bootcamp for Startups with a mentorship program and pitch sessions.

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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Top Dutch Festival
Brussels, Belgium
10 October 2017

Meet, taste and experience Top of Holland and the European Capital of Culture Leeuwarden/Friesland 2018, during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels. A unique event – the one and only cultural festival during the EU week of cities and regions! 

During the programme some innovative highlights of The Northern Netherlands will be presented:

  • Bio-based / Circular Economy
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Energy and Water
  • Culture
  • Agri / Food
BioLinX Brokerage and Finance Event
Gothenburg, Sweden
17 October 2017 to 18 October 2017

Open to entrepreneurs active in the bioeconomy and based in Europe (preferably agro/agrowaste/ lignocel) and international/regional investors and corporations seeking investment and partnerships. Gain access to a free coaching session on VC-pitching on Day 1 and have the unique opportunity to present your business projects to an audience of experts and investors.

Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 – Info week including high-level policy events
Brussels, Belgium
14 November 2017 to 17 November 2017

The Research Executive Agency (REA), the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) of the European Commission are co-organising an Info Week on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’. The usual SC2 Info Day on the new SC2 Work Programme for 2018-2020 and a related brokerage day will be complemented by two high level dissemination and policy events and a bioeconomy village highlighting SC2 projects and initiatives.

esib 2017 European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology
Graz, Austria
14 November 2017 to 16 November 2017

esib, the European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology provides an international platform for industrial biotechnology in multiple contexts. The second European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology (esib) focusses on "PRODUCTS & PRODUCTION" and not only discusses innovative scientific research, but also industrial needs and hopes as well as funding resources. New formats include „Pitch your Research“, „Scientific Storytelling“ and a B2B partnering event.

H2020 Bioeconomy day
Brussels, Belgium
16 November 2017

The Commission will present its review of the European Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan, documented as a Staff Working Document, and discuss its findings with stakeholders and policy makers. Furthermore, the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel will present and discuss its Bioeconomy Manifesto, setting out a societal agenda for bioeconomy development. These discussions will reflect both on the experiences gained over the past four years with Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan, and on the possible need for new actions.

BBI JU Inaugural Stakeholder Forum
brussels, Belgium
07 December 2017

The inaugural Stakeholder Forum is a one-day public event dedicated to engaging directly in dialogue with BBI JU’s stakeholders. The event will include plenary keynote speeches, high-level discussions with expert panels, thematic breakout sessions, with plenty of networking possibilities.

The agenda includes opening and closing keynote speeches from champions of the bio-based economy. In the plenary sessions key contributors will present their views on defining the roadmap for a bio-based Europe, the strategic context of the BBI initiative & achievements, lessons learned & sector development and rapporteur feedback.

Bioeconomy Investment Summit
Helsinki, Finland
14 December 2017 to 15 December 2017

Placing sustainability at the heart of the investment agenda

The 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit is a follow up of the Bioeconomy Investment Summit organised by the EU in 2015, and builds on the results of the Lodz Bioeconomy Congress and the Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference in 2016. The Summit discusses the potential the bioeconomy has to offer in building a sustainable future, and how to mobilize investments to unlock that potential.

IBioIC annual conference
Glasgow, UK
25 January 2018 to 26 January 2018

IBioIC's annual conference has established itself as the ‘go to’ event for the biotech industry in Scotland. This two day event attracted over 400 biobased professionals, academics and students from across the UK and Europe in 2017, and 2018’s event is set to be even bigger.

BIOKET Conference
Strasbourg, France
06 March 2018 to 08 March 2018

In the context of Industry 4.0, the circular economy and the need for an optimal valorization of renewable resources, the BIOKET (bioeconomy key enabling technologies) conference, organized by IAR – the French Bioeconomy Cluster, is dedicated to bio-based solutions and processes, tackling technological, economic and environmental challenges of the Bioeconomy, will focus on innovation in processes for biomass conversion using emerging technologies, minimizing waste production and optimizing economics of the overall OPEX.

Global Bioeconomy Summit
Berlin, Germany
19 April 2018 to 20 April 2018

Following the success of the 2015 edition, the German Bioeconomy Council, with the support of German Government (Federal Ministry for Education and Research, BMBF), will organize a second Global Bioeconomy Summit.