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, VanBerkel Consultancy

10:35

10:35

Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

Joint ventures – learning from nature to commercialise smart, sustainable products

Already confirmed speaker: Gaëlle Husser | Marketing Director, Aquaculture and Petfood, Evonik Nutrition & Care

12:55

12:55

Networking lunch

EXHIBITION HALL

Innovative wood biorefining showcase

Chair to be confirmed.

10:35

10:35

Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

Sustainable aviation

Chair to be confirmed.

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.

Joint venture keynote

Stefan Randl | Vice-President, Innovation Management, Evonik Industries                      David Williamson | CTO, Modern Meadow, Inc.

Economic outlook

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.

Brand panel

Chaired by Babette Pettersen, Ginkgo Bioworks

Closing address

Joanna took on her role of Deputy Secretary-General at EuropaBio in March this year. She previously held the position of Industrial Biotechnology and Cross-Sector Strategy Director in the association. She has over fifteen years of Brussels-based experience in Public Affairs and Strategic Communications and has an academic background in Environmental Science. Prior to joining EuropaBio, Joanna worked in consultancy in the energy, environment, health and development sectors advising a broad range of Fortune 500 companies, industry associations and NGOs and has also worked for the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Environment.