October 18

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

MORNING TRACKS

Financing the circular bioeconomy | PitchFest

Chaired by Marcel Van Berkel | VP Sugar Delta, Delta Biobased

10:35

10:35

Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

Brand panel

Chaired by Michael-Jean Nettersheim | Investment Manager, BASF Venture Capital

12:55

12:55

Networking lunch

EXHIBITION HALL

Innovative wood biorefining showcase

Chaired by Michael O'Donnohue | Head of CEPIA division, INRA, France's National Institute for Agricultural Research

10:35

10:35

Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

Sustainable aviation

Chaired by Olivier Rolland | Director, Sustainable Fuel Strategy, Boeing Research & Technology Europe

12:55

12:55

Networking lunch

EXHIBITION HALL


CLOSING PLENARY

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John Sime Award

The award is dedicated to John Sime, who played a pivotal role in the early development of EFIB. It will be awarded to the presenter sharing the most innovative new technology or idea in the Innovation Tracks. The winner is determined by delegate vote.

Keynote

Jean Tirole is chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), which he helped found in 2011. He is also affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he holds a visiting position, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and the Académie des sciences morales et politiques. Professor Tirole’s research covers industrial organization, regulation, finance, macroeconomics and banking, and psychology-based economics. Jean Tirole has published over two hundred articles in international reviews, as well as twelve scientific books. His latest book entitled 'Economics for the Common Good', accessible to a wide audience, is under translation into fifteen languages. He is laureate of numerous international distinctions, including the 2007 CNRS gold medal and the 2014 Sveriges Riksbank prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel.

Bioleather materials: development of an industrial production process through partnership

Keynote on joint ventures and partnerships

Learning from nature – joint ventures and partnerships to accelerate the commercialisation of smart, sustainable products

Chaired by Babette Pettersen | Business Development Director, Ginkgo Bioworks

Closing address

Before taking up the position of Industrial Biotechnology Director at EuropaBio, Agnes has worked as Manager for more than two years and a half. In this role, she supports the work to improve understanding, awareness and development of a more enabling policy environment for Industrial Biotech and bio-based products in Europe, further the transition towards a circular bioeconomy and other priorities. Her tasks range from policy analysis and drafting to outreach, coalition building and event organisation. The latter includes being part of the core organising team of EFIB – the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy. She also leads EuropaBio’s work in the European Bioeconomy Alliance.