EFIB - The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy | Scotland

18 October 2016 to 20 October 2016
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW, Scotland

EFIB (The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy) will be held on 18-20 October 2016, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, in Glasgow, Scotland.

EuropaBio and Smithers Rapra, in association with Scottish Development International are the organisers of this event, which covers policy, business and technology, across three days of event. Around 650 policy makers, biotech leaders and brand owners at the bioeconomy field are expected to attend this event and discuss key issues, as well as gain a snapshot into the latest developments which will drive the industry forward.

This event will cover policy, business and technology, across three days of event. The aim of the conference is to bring together a global audience from the business and policy areas of the industrial biotech and the bio based economy, in order to discuss and elaborate on future developments in view of significant policy initiatives put forward by the EC partly but not exclusively concerning the adoption of the roadmap towards an EU bioeconomy.

The conference includes critical discussion points for the sector, not only through numerous debates and presentations but also via exhibitions that showcased Europe's innovative industrial biotech companies as well as through one-to-one meetings.

BBI JU Session on October 20th has the following agenda:

- Chair's opening remarks - Waldemar Kutt, Head of Unit "Bio-based Products and Processing", DG Research and Innovation of European Commission
- Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking: Early programme results & impacts: the first three calls – Philippe Mengal, Executive Director of BBI JU
- The new innovation and research agenda – Nelo Emerencia, Coordinator Programming of Bio-based Industries Consortium
- Case Study Panel Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking - funding success stories - featuring BIC, BBI JU and 4 projects who have received funding:
- Gudbrand Rødsrud, Technology Director, Business Development, Borregaard AS representing the EXILVA project
- Richard Delahay, Consultant, Sustainability Consult, representing the BIOSKOH project
- Esa Laurinsilta, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Technology, UPM-Kymmene Corporation, representing the Valchem project
- Paolo La Scola, EU Public Affairs, Novamont SPA, representing the FIRST2RUN Project
- Q&As session