EFIB 2021 – Registration is open!

Europe’s Leading Event on Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy | 6–7 October | Hosted in Vienna, Austria

EFIB 2021 theme

Delivering the EU Green Deal: Industrial biotechnology into business

Feeding The Future

 How biotechnology can enable more sustainable food systems

DSM regards biotechnology as a key enabler to develop more sustainable products, processes and solutions for the agriculture & food sector that are safe, healthy and scalable. We speak with DSM Chief Technology Officer, Marcus Remmers, about the developments in the field of alternative proteins, the need for more collaboration and open innovation, and DSM’s biotechnology activities in Austria, this year’s EFIB host country.

Marcus Remmers
Chief Technology Officer

Dialogue on Circularity & Sustainability

EFIB stakeholder perspectives 

A year and a half after the EU Green Deal publication by the European Commission, EFIB 2021 will take stock of achievements made. Under the main theme “Delivering the Green Deal: Industrial biotechnology into business”, the EFIB 2021 programme features 10+ focused plenary and parallel tracks as well as roundtable sessions, attracting about 70+ speakers across the two main conference days to shed light on business strategies, technology challenges and policy frameworks. 
How can Europe reach its goal to be among the global leaders of sustainable innovation?   

Covid safe

In Austria, the ‘3G rule’ applies to all events. This means participants must be tested, vaccinated or recovered from COVID to attend (as many have experienced moving around Europe this summer). Importantly, the venue is also a Covid testing site, so if you require a test to return to your own country, this can be easily done onsite. EuropaBio is finalising a full Covid Hygiene concept, as required by Austrian law, to be implemented for a safe event.
See up-to-date information on the current rules in Austria
New ways of using sugar beet biomass

 Learn more about the CARBAFIN project

In an interview, CARBAFIN coordinator Christiane Luley from acib GmbH discusses the industrial potential of the project‘s glycolisation approach and why it offers new industrial application opportunities for the food, chemical and cosmetics industry. 

Christiane Luley

Programme of the pre-conference workshop

The future of CARBAFIN’s glycosylation technology in industrial production processes

The CARBAFIN partners welcome all EFIB attendees for a free pre-conference workshop on 5th October from 14:30 to 17:30 CET.
Learn about the consortiums, find new collaboration partners and take part in joint expert’s discussion in world café format to exchange perspectives and requirements for production routes in terms of a circular economy. After the workshop everyone is invited to network further during the EFIB Welcome Reception starting at 18:00 CET.

Our #EFIB2021 sponsors and partners

EFIB 2021 local host


EFIB is proud to partner with LISAvienna for the 2021 edition. LISAvienna is a joint life science platform operated by Austria Wirtschaftsservice and the Vienna Business Agency.

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Bioeconomy Experts Will Gather In Vienna
One of the main topics of the conference will be Sustainable Living and the City of the Future, an issue where the Austrian capital is a leader.
Read more in this piece from Boardroom
EFIB 2021 to take place in Vienna
Agnes Borg from EFIB organizer EuropaBio and Eva Czernohorszky from the Vienna Business Agency explain why Vienna is the ideal choice as a venue.
Read more in this article from Vienna Convention Bureau
Vienna as an attractive destination for congresses
Together with LISAVienna (Life Sciences Austria), the Vienna Convention Bureau will bring one of Europe's most important biotechnology congresses to Vienna: EFIB 2021.
Read more (in German)

EFIB focus topics


Circularity & Sustainability
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Sustainable Cities
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Food, Feed & Nutrition
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Fashion & Textiles
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Financing & Investing
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Materials & Packaging
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Bioprocesses & Technologies
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