European Biotech Week 2018
European countries
20 September 2018 to 30 September 2018

European Biotech Week is an annual celebration of biotechnology through events and public outreach activities taking place across Europe. The initiative stems from the passion of those involved in biotech to discuss, communicate and share knowledge with the public at large about the incredible discoveries, benefits and potential offered by the application of this technology. The driving force behind the initiative is the National Biotech Associations Council of EuropaBio, the Brussels-based European Association for Bioindustries.

CLIB2021: Fermentation and downstream processing of high-performance ingredients
Düsseldorf, Germany
26 September 2018

For the successful fermentation process, an ideal combination of complex, diverse and highly specific techniques are necessary and everything has to be perfectly adapted to the appropriate microorganisms. Aerobic or anaerobic conditions, different media ingredients like salts or sugars, temperature and stirring – all these factors need to be optimised towards high yields of target products. Possible ways to achieve large amounts of pure products like up-scaling, online analytics and tailor-made downstream processing will be presented at the next CLIB event. In cooperation with Lonza, the event “Fermentation and downstream processing of high-performance ingredients” will highlight fermentation and DSP factors and will give the participants the chance to expand their knowledge and to discuss with experts. Free of charge.

VTT webinar: Cellulose-based plastics
Online (Webinar)
27 September 2018

By bringing thermoplastic properties to cellulose, it is possible to prepare high quality materials that can be converted into, for instance, plastics for everyday applications, packaging materials, composites and textiles.

In this webinar, VTT will be releasing its latest results in cellulose-based thermoplastics development. Join us to learn about how thermoplastic cellulose esters are transforming the industry.

Key learning objectives:

  1. Learn about the commercial trends and drivers for cellulose-based thermoplastics
  2. Insight into the patent landscape and R&D direction for cellulose-based thermoplastics
  3. Learn about these cellulose-based plastics and their material properties
  4. How will thermoplastic cellulose esters transform the fossil-based plastic industry
Revolution in Food and Biomass Production (REFAB) & Future Protein Award
Cologne, Germany
01 October 2018 to 02 October 2018

The new conference “Revolution in Food and Biomass Production” (REFAB) will showcase leading solution approaches from the wide range of the following topics:

  • Precision farming, robotics, drones and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Alternative protein sources – insects, bacteria, artificial meat and CO2 utilization
  • Biostimulants – nitrogen fixation, mycorrhiza, biopesticides
  • Mariculture or marine farming, algae and aquaculture
  • Future of organic and smallholder farming
  • Biotechnology and Biorefineries
  • Improved plant varieties for the future
  • Agriculture under extreme conditions and in combination with solar energy
  • Home, urban and vertical farming

30% Early Bird Discount for registration by end of July.

BIOrescue workshop: Towards a circular bioeconomy in Spanish industry
Madrid, Spain
11 October 2018

Every year, almost 160 tonnes of agricultural and industrial by-products are wasted in Spain according to its national Bioeconomy Strategy. The untapped potential of these sustainable biomass resources can be exploited by Spanish industry to develop innovative and fossil fuel free products, leading the way to a circular bioeconomy scenario. The event will be the chance for industry professionals, researchers and decision makers to discover the process developed within the BBI JU BIOrescue project to exploit the potential of unused biomass in the mushroom industry. In addition, biorefinery experts will unveil the innovative products created through the new process, presenting their market applications and potential. During the workshop, participants will also be invited to discuss opportunities to close the loop in the Spanish bioeconomy sector, as well as new standards for sustainable bio-based products.

EFIB 2018 – European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy
Toulouse, France
16 October 2018 to 18 October 2018

At the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB), delegates are provided with an update on the status and outlook of bio-based industries. EFIB fosters engagement between policy makers, a broad range of stakeholders connected with the existing bio-based value chain and seeks to reach out to, and include, new interlocutors. NEW: For the first time, the START-UP VILLAGE @EFIB offers young founders who are active in industrial biotechnology and bioeconomy strong visibility among the international attendees, representing sector stakeholders.

BIC members receive a 15 % discount

Paper & Beyond 2018 - Where the bioeconomy meets circularity
Brussels, Belgium
16 October 2018 to 17 October 2018

This year, the traditional Paper Week evolves and becomes Paper & Beyond show the potential of the industry to transform itself and become a strong player in the bioeconomy.

CEPI, the organiser of Paper & Beyond, is the pan-European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry.

From forest fibre technology to advance paper design the industry currently invests 5.5 billion annually and is a leader of the low carbon circular bioeconomy transition. CEPI’s 2050 ‘Investment Roadmap’ outlines the industry’s vision to advance this transformation in Europe through value creation and decarbonisation.

Final conference PROVIDES BBI JU project
Brussels, Belgium
17 October 2018

The ‘PROVIDES final conference’ is included as Technology Session of the Paper and Beyond conference. PROVIDES is a research and innovation project (RIA) funded by the Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking. It aims to develop Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) to be used in a new, sustainable and techno-economically feasible pulping technology for wood and agro-based lignocellulose raw materials.

The ‘PROVIDES final conference’ is included as Technology Session of the annual ‘Paper and Beyond conference’, organised by CEPI. PROVIDES is a research and innovation project (RIA) funded by the Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking. It aims to develop Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) to be used in a new, sustainable and techno-economically feasible pulping technology for wood and agro-based lignocellulose raw materials.

SusChem Brokerage Event 2018
Brussels, Belgium
20 October 2018

SusChem’s vision is for a competitive and innovative Europe where Sustainable Chemistry, Biotechnology and enabling Digital technologies respond to Societal challenges by providing Sustainable solutions.
This Brokerage Event is an opportunity to meet stakeholders from the large industry, academia, research organisations (RTOs), SMEs and startups* to build consortia and submit project proposals targeting the 2019 and 2020 calls of Horizon 2020.

EU Bioeconomy Conference
Brussels, Belgium
22 October 2018

The emerging bioeconomy is moving from research niche to market norm and Europe needs to maintain its current global leadership. The update of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy is a major European Commission wide policy initiative which will be presented and discussed during the Bioeconomy Conference on October 22, in Brussels, Charlemagne building. The high level conference will celebrate the launch of the updated EU Bioeconomy Strategy and action plan to enhance the transition in a changed EU policy context and towards a new environmental, social and economic reality. It will also set the scene for the start of the discussion about synergetic actions across different priority areas. Registration will be opened early September.

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.

Starch Europe Conference 2018
Brussels, Belgium
06 November 2018

Starch Europe’s annual conference will take place on the theme “Innovating Together for a sustainable Food System: Meeting tomorrow’s demands on our agricultural resources”.

Ongoing policy discussions around, inter alia, Food2030, CAP Reform, the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, and the EU Protein Plan, stress the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach to achieving a climate-smart, environmentally sound and sustainable food system.

At this year’s conference, Starch Europe is seeking to facilitate the debate on how continuous innovation helps achieve these goals, and the contributions of the starch industry in particular.

Pitch perfect & boost the European Bio-Economy
Brussels, Belgium
07 November 2018

The ‘Pitch perfect and boost the European bio-economy’ event is a one-day event of intense cross-border matchmaking and networking, with the aim to create new partnerships for the future and the further development of innovative, cross-border and cross-sectoral industrial value chains in the bio-based economy.

International Conference on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
Copenhagen, Denmark
16 August 2019 to 18 August 2019