SmartCHEM summit 2018
Turku, Finland
22 May 2018

SmartCHEM summit 2018, a partner event to the EU Green Week, presents the latest innovations in bio-based production and solutions for creating new businesses from side-streams. The event gathers industry, growth companies, experts and academics from Finland and Europe. After the event, IBC Finland organizes a Hackathon together with the BBI JU BiOpen project, to which all seminar attendees are warmly welcome to discuss sustainable solutions under several theme tables.

Solutions through innovation – What role for the bioeconomy in the next MFF?
Brussels, Belgium
22 May 2018

Solutions through innovation – What role for the bioeconomy in the next MFF? The European Union is at a crossroad. While it needs to define the allocation of its financial resources and overarching priorities beyond 2020, a number of undertakings initiated under the current term will also extend and develop over the next one. On 22 May 2018, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP, Chair of the “Bioeconomy” Working Group of the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” is hosting an event in the European Parliament. The event, supported by the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA), will discuss funding for the bioeconomy under the MFF.

Bio-economy research and innovation in Lower Austria
Tulln, Austria
23 May 2018

Launch of 2 new BBI projects in Lower Austria: SUSBIND and SUSFERT: around €10 million will be granted to new industry driven projects funded by the BBI-JU and coordinated by RTDS_Group.

The overall objective of the SUSBIND project is to produce and test, in an industrially relevant environment, bio-based binders as alternative to formaldehyde-based binder currently used in the production of wood-based panel board (abbreviated as wood board). The €5.4 million worth project is going to be a collaborative effort of 11 partners, including IKEA, Cargill, Valbopan and TU Dresden and will last 4 years. SUSFERT addresses the massive usage of mineral fertilisers in EU agriculture, which are largely based on non-renewable resources, but are required in intensive crop production for meeting demands for food and feed. SUSFERT total project cost is €9.7 million over the 5 years of collaborative work among 11 partners including AGRANA, Sappi, Austrian Institute of Technology, BOKU Vienna and ACIES Bio.

Bioeconomy Village @Unitelma Sapienza
Rome, Italy
24 May 2018

Promoted by the BIOWAYS, STAR-ProBio, BIOVOICES and EXCornsEED Projects, funded by the European Commission, the BIOECONOMY VILLAGE aims to raise awareness among the public (especially students), improve knowledge about bio-based products and promote the applications and the benefits of bioeconomy, circular economy and sustainability, fostering dialogue, discussion and sharing between the general public, researchers and companies.

The road to an Urban Bioeconomy: Barriers and solutions to closing the loop of bio-resources
Brussels, Belgium
28 May 2018

In cooperation with European Compost Network, Municipal Waste Europe and EUROCITIES, the Urban Agenda Partnership on Circular Economy is organizing an EU Policy workshop to foster the discussion between the European Commission, urban settlements and stakeholders with regard to the important role of biowaste in the circular economy.

2018 European Maritime Day conference
Burgas, Bulgaria
31 May 2018 to 01 June 2018

The European Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Bulgarian EU Presidency and the Municipality of Burgas will host the annual European Maritime Day Conference. Thematic stakeholder workshops are at the core of the conference. The EMD exhibition space is an ideal place for stakeholders to meet, exchange experience and discuss the latest developments.

Innovation Biocamp – BioBase4SME
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
03 June 2018 to 08 June 2018

New, high-growth, bio-based businesses can benefit from an intensive, week-long course giving them the tools they need to commercialise their idea and their company. Includes follow-on coaching for a year after the workshop. This event is part of the EU-funded project BioBase4SME and builds on last year’s successful Biocamp.

1-1 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 bio-based companies from across NW Europe

European Bio Economy Venture Forum
Viborg, Denmark
06 June 2018 to 07 June 2018

BIC is partnering with the European Bio Economy Venture Forum, hosted by Agro Business Park. The Forum aims to support the world-wide efforts towards a circular economy. The role of entrepreneurs, industry and investors is essential to the successful development of a knowledge-driven economy in the Bio Economy sector and the European Bio Economy Venture Forum will offer a unique platform for stakeholders to exchange knowledge and build long lasting business cooperation.

Specific call to BIC’s SME members and members from SME Clusters, who are invited to participate!

  • Coaching Sessions: on 6 June (selected companies will dry-run their pitches)
  • Networking evening & Dinner: on 6 June (for investors, entrepreneurs and industry players)
  • Forum: on 7 June emerging companies will pitch in front of investors, keynote speakers, panel discussions, and plenty of networking opportunities, including One2One meetings.

The DEADLINE for applications is 20 April 2018

Innovative bio-based products: Investment, Environmental Impacts and Future Perspectives
Brussels, Belgium
06 June 2018

The conference serves as a platform to present and discuss the considerations emerging from the study “Bioeconomy: Support to Policy for Research and Innovation”.

The objective of the study is to provide a range of new information and analyses on three distinct but related topics comprising: 1. Full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of case studies comparing bio-based with fossil based products; 2. EU  success stories, with insights on the bio-based sector and the investment potential it offers; 3. Top emerging bio-based products, their properties and industrial applications. The study should enable policymakers, investors, the scientific community, primary producers, business enterprises and other stakeholders to make more informed decisions about innovative bio-based products.

CLIB2021 Forum: The secret of getting ahead is getting started
Düsseldorf, Germany
12 June 2018

The next CLIB2021 forum is specially designed for start-ups with the maxim “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” (Mark Twain) organised as part of the Interreg North-West Europe project “BioBase4SME”. Experienced experts will give presentations on relevant topics prior to a panel discussion on the different foundation phases.

This event is aimed at companies and research organisations that are interested in European Support for Bio-based Industries (BBI) and who wish to work with European counterparts in collaborative research and innovation projects. Due to limited spaces, an Expression of Interest scheme is being operated. Registration deadline: 8 June

BioHorizon SC2 and KET-B Brokerage Event
Brussels, Belgium
26 June 2018

The BioHorizon brokerage event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities, government organisations and NGOs, and others involved in research, from Europe and beyond, interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners. The thematic focus of the event will cover all of the Horizon 2020 SC2 and KET-B calls for 2019.

Main topics:

  1. Sustainable food security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains
  2. Blue growth – Demonstrating an ocean of opportunities
  3. Rural renaissance – Fostering innovation and business opportunities
  4. KET-Biotechnology

BioHorizon invites researchers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to submit flash presentations for a chance to present their project idea addressing one of the topics contained in the 2019 work programme.

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
Philadelphia, USA
16 July 2018 to 19 July 2018

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology provides a unique forum for business executives, government officials, academic researchers and industry leaders to share the latest advances in renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, enzymes, food ingredients, biofuels, algae and more. As a valued industry supporter, BIO is offering BIC members the opportunity to lock in a significant discount on Full Conference registration for the 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. BIC members receive a 20% discount

13th Global Summit and Expo on Biomass and Bioenergy
Zurich, Switzerland
04 September 2018 to 05 September 2018
World BioeconomybForum Program
Ruka, Finland
11 September 2018 to 13 September 2018
2nd International Conference on Bioresource Technology
Melia Sitges, Spain
16 September 2018 to 19 September 2018
EFIB 2018 – Europena Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy
Toulouse, France
16 October 2018 to 18 October 2018
8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
Helsinki, Finland
23 October 2018 to 25 October 2018

VTT and RISE Bioeconomy have announced date and venue of the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference. Abstracts for oral presentation or poster presentation should be submitted by 15th February and by 29th March by respectively.