IntertechPira has appointed Dirk Carrez as an associate consultant for industrial biotechnology.
In his new role, Dirk will help develop IntertechPira's flagship industrial biotechnology events, act as expert contributor to its publications and membership services, and help expand its consultancy offering.
From 2004 until 2011 Dirk was Director Industrial Biotechnology at EuropaBio (The European Association for BioIndustries), where he coordinated the activities in the area of industrial biotechnology and the "biobased economy", as well as some horizontal issues, such as research & innovation, SMEs & access to finance, IPR, etc.
Dirk is Vice-Chair of BIAC's Biotechnology Committee (Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD), Vice-Chair of OECD's Task Force for Industrial Biotechnology, and a member of the European Commission's Ad-hoc Advisory Group for the Lead Market Initiative for Biobased Products.
Dirk is a bio-engineer holding a PhD in Agricultural Sciences, and is managing director of Clever Consult, a consultancy firm dedicated to the biobased economy he founded in 2009.
Dirk said: "I'm delighted to have this opportunity to collaborate with IntertechPira in the area of industrial biotechnology and bio-based products. Together with EuropaBio they have developed EFIB (the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bio-based Economy) as the leading event in Europe where policy and business meets. Together with their market and technology studies in this area they are providing the necessary tools for companies and policy makers active in the bio-based economy, one of the fastest growing sectors of the global industry."
Ciaran Little, Head of Membership, Publications, Events and Subscriptions at IntertechPira said: "I have worked with Dirk for several years and I am delighted to continue to develop and expand our partnership together. The biobased economy will be an increasingly significant element of European and Global sustainability. Dirk's knowledge, networks and insight will provide a valuable asset to us, our members and our other clients as we develop a comprehensive portfolio in this sector."
EFIB is the market leading conference for the industrial biotechnology sector with over 60 speakers, prevailing exhibition and expanding year to year attendance. The 2011 edition will cover topics such as the importance of the Common Agricultural Policy for the Bio-based Economy, end users perspectives and market forecast, breakthroughs in industrial biotechnology and biorefinery research, implementing sustainability in sourcing and the value chain, innovative biobased products in the pipeline, and the importance of the Bio-based Economy in the EU Innovation Policy. Presenting companies include L'Oreal, RABO Bank, KLM, Danone, Genencor, Novozymes, DSM, DuPont, Evonik, Wacker Chemie, EU Commission and Copa-Cogeca. More information can be found on www.efibforum.com
As well as organizing events, IntertechPira publishes market intelligence studies in the industrial biotechnology space.
IntertechPira also provides a comprehensive membership service to the industrial biotechnology sector. Member benefits include delegate places at key events, exclusive publications including state of the industry presentations and a personal researcher service.
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IntertechPira provides market research, strategic and technical consulting to niche, emerging and high growth industries. Market coverage includes lighting and displays, clean energy, home and personal care, industrial biotechnology, performance materials and chemicals. IntertechPira is a division of Pira International.
Further biography of Dirk Carrez
He is a bio-engineer and holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences. Between 1990 and 1999, he worked at SOLVAY S.A. in the research department (genetics and industrial fermentation for the enzyme and the healthcare business). In 1999, he joined Fedichem (the Federation of the Belgian Chemical and Life Science Industries, now Essenscia) as Director Innovation & Product Policy and as Secretary-general of BelgoBiotech (the Belgian Biotech Industry Association). Between 2004 and 2011 he was Director Industrial Biotechnology at EuropaBio, the European Association for Bipoindustries). Dirk is Managing Director of Clever Consult, a consultancy firm dedicated to the biobased economy which he founded in 2009.