October 17

INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH: Delivering new bio-based products & processes to meet the UN SDGs

OPENING PLENARY

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Welcome address

Industry’s role in delivering on the UN SDGs

Lise Kingo is CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, which is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 13,500 signatories from 170 countries that have committed to aligning strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and taking actions that advance societal goals. Prior to joining the UN Global Compact in 2015, Ms. Kingo was Chief of Staff, Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Management team at Novo Nordisk A/S since 2002. She was in charge of several business areas and pioneered the first Novo Nordisk strategy on sustainability, spearheading the integration of sustainability into the heart of the business, showcasing the mutual benefits for both company and society. Before 2002, Ms. Kingo had various positions at Novozymes A/S and Novo A/S, including Director of Environmental Affairs and Senior Vice President of Business Support. She was responsible for a number of areas covering growth and operations such as Environmental Affairs, People Management, Communications and Branding. Furthermore Ms. Kingo was the founder and primary force behind the first sustainability strategy at Novozymes. Ms. Kingo holds a Master of Science degree in Responsibility and Business Practice from the University of Bath, United Kingdom, Bachelor of Arts in The Science of Religions and Ancient Greek Culture from the Universities of Aarhus and Odense, Denmark as well as a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Economics from the Copenhagen Business School. She is also certified by INSEAD’s International Directors Program in Corporate Governance. Throughout her career, Ms. Kingo has held a number of board positions such as chairman of the board of Steno Diabetes Centre, and board member in Grieg Star Shipping and GN Great Nordic. Ms Kingo has received several awards such as Edinburgh Medal and most recently the Copenhagen Business School 2018 Honorary Alumni Award.

Fireside chat

Communicating the bioeconomy

A scientist by training, Vivienne hosts medical programmes for BBC Radio 4, writes widely on health, presents films, facilitates many high level conferences and debates and trains young researchers. She also has a part time role as head of engagement at Genomics England which is delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project. She is a board member of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) which is responsible for the UK’s £6 billion research and innovation strategy.

10:00

10:00

Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

France’s bioeconomy assets to contribute to the SDGs and speed up deployment of bio-based solutions

Yvon Le Hénaff, graduated engineer from AgroParisTech, started his career in 1977 as a R&D Engineer. Then, he held different positions as industrial and commercial director in process engineering and contracting companies in the field of agro industry, in France and abroad (USA, Asia, Russia, Middle East, Iran …). He has been appointed General Manager of ARD in 2002. Under his management, this Research and Development company whose core business is the design and scaling up of process in plant refining, white biotechnology and green chemistry, acquired a worldwide reputation. It now operates for industrial companies and start up such as Corbion, Amyris, Global Bio Energies,… and has been founding shareholder of Soliance, producing actives ingredients out of plant for the cosmetic industry, recently taken over by Givaudan group, and of BioAmber for which it did design and scale up on its industrial demonstration plant the succinic acid production process.

An industry perspective on SDGs and science based targets as drivers for sustainable innovation

Marcel Wubbolts holds a PhD from the department of Biochemistry, University of Groningen, NL, and was Post- Doctoral research associate and subsequently Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biotechnology at the ETH in Zürich, CH leading a research group on biocatalyst development and remained there until late 1997. Following his positions in academia, he joined the Life Sciences and Material Sciences company DSM in Geleen, where he has held several positions including that of Chief Technology Officer. As Chief Technology Officer, Marcel is responsible for Corbion’s global Science and Innovation portfolio. He is passionate about developing sustainable solutions, in conjunction with partners from academia and industry.

CEO panel – The view from the top

European Commission address – Towards a sustainable European bioeconomy

Wolfgang Burtscher is Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, responsible for Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World. An Austrian national, Wolfgang Burtscher acted before joining DG Research and Innovation as a Director in DG Agriculture of the European Commission since 2000. Before his Commission career Mr Burtscher was representative of the Länder at the Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU. From 1992 to 1996 he was Director of European Affairs in the Vorarlberg administration. Previously, from 1990 to 1992, he was a legal advisor at the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Geneva, at the time of negotiations on the European Economic Area (EEA). He focused particularly on the free circulation of goods and capital and on competition issues. Between 1983-1990 he was a lecturer in International and European Law at the University of Innsbruck. Wolfgang Burtscher holds a doctorate in law and also has a qualification from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Nice.

12:45

12:45

Networking lunch

EXHIBITION HALL


AFTERNOON TRACKS

What role for IB in the new plastics paradigm?

Chaired by Ian Hudson | Member of the Board, Carbios

15:40

15:40

Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

Industrial biotech: breakthroughs in plastics innovation

Chaired by Kevin O'Connor | Professor and Head of Microbiology, University College Dublin

Food, feed, nutrition and health – the latest innovative breakthroughs

Chaired by Marc Den Hartog | Vice President, Innovation Platforms, Corbion

15:40

15:40

Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

Synthetic biology showcase

Chaired by Lionel Clarke | Co-Chairman, Synthetic Biology Leadership Council UK    

Bio-based cosmetics: innovation needs, trends and challenges

Chaired by Pierre Monsan | Founding Director, TWB & Dennis Herzberg | Head Office Manager, CLIB 2021

15:40

15:40

Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

Marine biotech

Chaired by Meredith Lloyd-Evans | Managing Director, BioBridge


Cocktail Reception at the Capitole, Toulouse City Hall

Hosted by the Council of Toulouse

All EFIB delegates are cordially invited to join the Council of Toulouse for a cocktail reception that will take place in the prestigious Salle des Illustres.