EFIB 2016 will provide 650+ delegates with insights from over 100 speakers around what success looks like so far in the biobased industry and what routes need to be taken to ensure future triumphs.
Pre-event workshops will take place on the afternoon of 18 October; choose from our 'Synthetic Biology Masterclass' and the 'Biowaste to value: how can policy makers help? Workshop'
Joanna Dupont Inglis | Director, Industrial Biotechnology of EuropaBio
Ian Hudson | Former Board Member of EuropaBio
Paul Gilding | Independent Corporate Advisor and Author (“The Great Disruption”) of Former Executive Director, Greenpeace International
As society hits the limits to growth in the old model and climate and food crises emerge, innovation and technology holds the key for society and for market opportunity. But how does business respond and not repeat the mistakes of the GMO issue? Can we create business growth by driving transformational change with community and consumer support? Paul Gilding has a background in both activism and 20 years as an advisor to the Boards and Executives of many global corporations. With this unique combination of perspectives he will explore these issues and give guidance on how to succeed.
Professor Dame Anne Glover CBE FRSE | Vice Principal for External Affairs, Dean for Europe of University of Aberdeen
Paul Gilding and Dame Anne Glover CBE FRSE take to the stage for a joint Q&A
Moderator: Nathalie Moll, Secretary-General, EuropaBio
Paul Wheelhouse MSP | Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy of Scottish Government
Mark Simmers | Chief Executive Officer of Celtic Renewables Ltd.
Exploring the challenges faced in the journey of Celtic Renewables from university spin-out, through start-up, and on to commercial scale.
Featuring senior leading officials from DG ENV and DG GROW
David Newman, Managing Director, Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA)
Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Officer; Lead, Communications and Policy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Gwenole Cozigou, Director for Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value Chains, DG GROW, European Commission
Dr Hugo-Maria Schally, Head of Unit for Eco-innovation and Circular Economy, DG ENV, European Commission
Tom Domen, Global Head of Long Term Innovation, ecover
Dr Yvonne Armitage, Head of Industrial Biotechnology & Biosciences, KTN
Prof. Dr. André P.C. Faaij | Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis of University of Groningen and Energy Academy Europe
Dr Sarah Hickingbottom | Oleo & Bio Based Chemicals of LMC International
Dan Noakes | Business Manager of CPI
Dr Marco Lucisano | Vice President, Director Papermaking & Packaging of Innventia
Panel featuring Energy Academy Europe, NNFCC, SE4All, CPI and nova-Institut
Moderator: Prof Dr Andre P. C. Faaij, Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis, University of Groningen and Academic Director, Energy Academy Europe
Experience the “skirl” of the Scottish bagpipes which will lead you on the short walk to the fantastic Glasgow Science Centre. Hosted by Team Scotland, you will enjoy an evening of informal networking over drinks whilst enjoying the surroundings and many of the exhibitions.
EFIB PitchFest 2016 is a programme of investor-ready support for innovative SMEs seeking an opportunity to secure a minimum €1 million investment for their business. SMEs will be taken through a programme of business mentoring and pitch training provided by their regional agency. One SME from each region will be selected to pitch to a judging panel of investors in a specially formatted session during the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) conference, 18-20 October in Glasgow, Scotland.
Dr Edward Green | Chief Executive of CHAIN Biotechnology Ltd.
Judges include BASF VC, S’InvesTec, Emerald Technology Ventures and Sofinnova Partners
Hear from the best of the best in today's start-up market, hand-chosen following a rigorous selection process throughout key European regions.
Presentations will be given in front of a judging panel of investors who will give feedback on the showcase, including:
Dirk den Ouden | Global Technology Scouting Director of Stora Enso
Cyrille Pauthentier | CEO & CSO of Abolis Biotechnologies
Dr Ian Fotheringham | Managing Director of Ingenza
Senior representative, Bouygues Energies and Services
Marlene Beyerle | Technology Intelligence/R&D Project Manager of NOVASEP
Dr Karolien Vanbroekhoven | Programme Manager Bioprocessing of VITO
Dr Chris Reeve | Technical Development Manager of CPI
Dr Lieve Hoflack | Project Manager of Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
Carine Alfos | Innovation Director of ITERG
Thomas Kläusli | Chief Marketing Officer of AVA BIOCHEM
Bernard Chaud | VP for Industrial Strategy of Global Bioenergies
Dr Frank Buckel | PCS Sustainability Director of Covestro Deutschland AG
Ward Mosmuller | Director EU Affairs of DSM