Programme overview

5–9 October | Delivered digitally

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Overall theme: Advancing the Green Economy with biotech innovation

The programme will focus on different industry sectors and business areas:

Green. Circular. Sustainable. | Food, Feed & Nutrition | Fashion & Textiles | Financing & Investing | Materials & Packaging | Bioprocesses & Technologies

Registered participants will have access to on-demand versions of all sessions, and can easily engage with each other on the digital event platform. 

ALL DAY Virtual 1:1 Partnering Meetings
MORNING SESSION
10:00–12:30 CET
OPENING
How to advance sustainability and bioeconomy as part of a post-Covid green recovery?

Welcome address:
Agnes Borg, Director, Industrial Biotechnology, EuropaBio

Keynote speakers:

  • Susanne Pedersen, Assistant Director-General Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
  • Kerstin Jorna, Director-General DG GROW 
  • Dr Sally Uren OBE, Chief Executive, Forum for the Future   
GREEN. CIRCULAR. SUSTAINABLE.
The post-COVID future from an industry perspective
(C-suite panel)
Moderation: 
Susanne Pedersen, Assistant Director-General Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division, Global Green Growth Institute
Panelists:
  • Claus Crone Fuglsang, Chief Science Officer (CSO) & Executive Vice President, Research & Development, Novozymes 
  • Dr Sally Uren OBE, Chief Executive, Forum for the Future 
  • Stefan Jennewein, CEO, Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH (now part Chr. Hansen)
  • Maria Lettini, Executive Director, FAIRR Initiative (tbc)
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
13:30–15:00 CET
GREEN. CIRCULAR. SUSTAINABLE.
Future on biotech innovation: Why does Europe need modern Biotechnology?
Co- organised with the European Federation of Biotechnology
Moderation:
Aleš Pečinka, Group leader, Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic  

Speakers:

  • Irina Borodina, Professor, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark and CTO, BioPhero ApS
  • René Custers, Regulatory & Responsible Research Manager, VIB 
  • Carsten Hjort, Senior Science Director, Novozymes 
15:15–16:30 CET
DIGITAL START-UP FORUM
Live pitching & jury voting 
Best-of competition
Start-up pitches (companies to be announced soon)
Jury members: 
  • Cindy GerhardtCampus  Development Director,  Biotech Campus Delft 
  • Michael Krel, Partner, Sofinnova Partners
  • Rob van der Meij, Senior Investment Manager, Capricorn Partners
  • Joseph Zhou, Managing Partner, Bits x Bites  
16:45–18:15 CET
MEET-UP
Inclusive Bioeconomy
Co- organised with the Bioladies Network

 
ALL DAY Virtual 1:1 Partnering Meetings
MORNING SESSION
11:15–12:45 CET
FOOD, FEED & NUTRITION
Alternative Protein Market Insights

Speakers:

  • Belgin  van  Dongen,  European Segment Leader for Renewability and Enrichment,   Cargill
  • Jo Raven, Senior Manager Engagements, FAIRR Initiative
  • Will van der Twill, Director, Those Vegan Cowboys
  • Paul Hudman, Technical Direktor, 3FBio
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
13:30–15:00 CET
FOOD, FEED & NUTRITION
Cultured animal products: Manufacturing insights

Moderation:
Gerrit Suhlmann, Bright Green Partners

Speakers:

  • Blake Byrne, Business Innovation Specialist, The Good Food Institute
  • Krijn de Nood, CEO, Meatable
  • Sara Oliveira, Food Processing and Nutrition Group, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
  • Panagiotis Daskaleros, DG SANTE Novel Foods Unit, European Commission
  • Wolfgang Gelbmann, Senior Scientific Officer, EFSA
15:15–16:15 CET
FOOD, FEED & NUTRITION
Focus on novel ingredients

Speakers will be announced soon

16:30–17:45 CET
FOOD, FEED & NUTRITION
Cellular agriculture, next-gen fermentation and plant-based innovation 

Speakers:

  • Nate Crosser, Startup Growth Specialist, The Good Food Institute
  • Thomas Jonas, CEO , Nature’s Fynd, US
  • Eben Bayer, CEO, Atlast Food Company, US
  • N.N., Future Fields Cellular Agriculture, Canada
ALL DAY Virtual 1:1 Partnering Meetings
MORNING SESSIONS
10:00–11:15 CET
MATERIALS & PACKAGING
The role of bioplastics in a circular economy

Moderation:
Kevin O’Connor, Director BEACON SFI Bioeconomy Research Centre
University College Dublin, School of Biomolecular and biomedical science, Dublin, Ireland

Speakers:

  • François de Bie, Senior Marketing and Supply Chain Director, Total Corbion
  • Paolo Lascola, EU Public Affairs, Novamont (tbc)
  • Nicola Noponen, Sector Lead Chemicals & Polymers, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) 
  • Ronny Hanich, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) (tbc)
  • Silvia Maltagliati, policy officer, DG RTD C1, European Commission 
11:30–12:45 CET
MATERIALS & PACKAGING
Innovation examples

Moderation:
Antro Sailä, World Packaging Organisation

Speakers:

  • Åsa Ek, Vice President, Biofoams, Stora Enso
  • Stefan Radlmayr, CEO, Silphie Paper GmbH
  • Remy Buser, CEO & Co-founder, Bloom Renewables
  • Małgorzata Then, CEO, Biotrem
  • Willem Ekkelkamp, Account Manager, bio4pack
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
13:30–14:30 CET
INNOVATION CAMPUS
Live pitching & jury voting 
Best-of competition

Speakers will be announced soon

14:45–16:15 CET
FASHION & TEXTILES
Market & trends: How to advance innovation and bio-based materials?

Speakers will be announced soon

 

ALL DAY Virtual 1:1 Partnering Meetings
MORNING SESSIONS
10:00–11:00 CET
BIOPROCESSES & TECHNOLOGIES
The future of bioprocesses and biorefineries: How to scale up novel resources

Speakers:

  • Matthias Slatner, Open Innovation Manager & Business Development, Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB)
  • Stefan Jennewein, CEO, Jennewein Biotechnologies GmbH (now part of Chr. Hansen)
  • James Gaffey, Co-Director of the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group, Technology Institute, Ireland
  • Wouter van Winden, Senior Scientist, DSM
11:15–12:15 CET
BIOPROCESSES & TECHNOLOGIES
Markets & trends: Why industrial biotechnology ticks the boxes?

Moderation & introduction:
Olivier Rolland, Managing Director, Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) 

Speakers:

  • Filippo Giancarlo Martinelli, Global Industrial Partnerships Development, Abolis
  • Thierry Audibert, Head of New Business Delopment Fragrances, Givaudan (tbc)
LUNCH TALK
12:30–13:00 CET
BIOPROCESSES & TECHNOLOGIES
Lunch Talk: Bioreactors, bioprocess controlling & cell culturing: best practice examples


Moderation:

Filippo Giancarlo Martinelli, Global Industrial Partnerships Development, Abolis

Speakers:

  • Sebastian Blum, European Sales Director, m2p-labs GmbH
  • Leo Groenewegen, Co-founder & CEO, CellulaREvolution

AFTERNOON SESSIONS
13:00–14:30 CET
FINANCING & INVESTING
How to leverage the growing interest in sustainability for bio-based innovation
Moderation & Introduction:
Sara Lovisolo, Group Sustainability Manager, London Stock Exchange Group

Speakers: 

  • Michael  Brandkamp, CEO, EU Circular Economy Fund  
  • Maria Lettini, Executive Director, FAIRR Initiative
  • Niklas Von Weymarn, CEO Metsä Spring
  • Joseph Zhou, Managing Partner, BitsxBites Accelerator
14:45–15:45 CET
BIOPROCESSES & TECHNOLOGIES
Spotlight on… Resource efficiency & production: How bio-based solutions can provide advantages
Speakers will be announced soon

Hosted by:

16:00–17:00 CET
BIOPROCESSES & TECHNOLOGIES
Spotlight on… Unlocking the potential of industrial yeasts for production of high value consumer products

Speakers will be announced soon

Hosted by:

ALL DAY Virtual 1:1 Partnering Meetings
MORNING SESSIONS
10:00–11:00 CET
FASHION & TEXTILES
Sustainable fashion: Innovation examples & consumer trends

Speakers will be announced soon

11:15–12:45 CET
CLOSING
GREEN. CIRCULAR. SUSTAINABLE 
How can industry help drive the SDG agenda forward? 
Best practices

Moderation:
Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO, BioVale  

Speakers: 

  • Leslie Johnston, CEO Laudes Foundation
  • Michael D’Onofrio, Planet First Partners
  • Philipp Lavielle, CEO, Fermentalg
  • Charlotte Sode, Head of Sector Bioeconomy team, DG RTD, European Commission
AFTERNOON SESSION
13:30–14:45 CET
OUTLOOK 
EFIB 2021 in Vienna
Spotlight on sustainable living – The city of the future  

Speakers will be announced soon

#EFIB2020 Dialogues on Sustainability after COVID-19

Each of the topics will be highlighted with insights, news and a pre-event webinar series on sustainability challenges and opportunities after COVID-19 to start discussions before the conference week.