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
The first World BioEconomy Forum – The BioEconomy celebrates nature - will be held in Ruka, Finland. World BioEconomy Forum seeks to inspire public and private sector bioeconomy stakeholders to explore innovative ways of harnessing the unique bio-resources of Europe’s northern region in pursuit of a sustainable and economically meaningful northern bioeconomy. The Forum will gather prominent stakeholders in the worldwide bioeconomy for roundtable talks and showcases of biodiversity in practice in the middle of the forest.
World BioEconomy Forum offers a chance to shape the future of the evolving Bioeconomy: the opportunity to work together now and take actions to set a wider example on how to deliver a sustainable future.
The program is based on themes that will be covered in panel sessions.
- Biostrategies are evolving
- Forests mitigating climate change
- Evolving value chains based on bio-feedstock
- Circular Bioeconomy – minimizing losses
- In the middle of the forest – tourism and forest industry head to head
There will also be a practical field trip to Finnish boreal forest to see in practice how wood is harvested and how forests are renewed. This has been a practice in Finland for decades resulting in all time high growth rates and most healthy forests among boreal zone.
BIC will be present with a small booth.
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.
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
The annual ‘Paper and Beyond conference’, organised by CEPI, aims to be a dynamic gathering of industry professionals and policymakers from the pulp and paper industry across the continent.
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 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.
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.