Tuesday, 30 September: Pre-Conference Workshops

EFIB 2014 provided 700 delegates with over 90 presentations which tackled the issues of accessing combined funding for first of their kind plants and of overcoming hurdles in the development of new value chains from raw materials right through to the consumer.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Workshop 1 - Building Blue Biotech Capacity in Europe

This full day pre-conference workshop has been developed for EFIB by the PHARMASEA project, focused on market potential, business opportunities and new product innovations in marine biotechnology

  1. Registration

  2. Session 1: Key FP7 Marine Biotechnology Projects: Progress to date

    Including speakers:

    • Meredith Lloyd-Evans, PharmaSea
    • Johanna Wesnigk, MicroB3
    • RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel, SeaBioTech
    • Heinz-Christoph Schroeder, BlueGenics
    • Lucas Stal, MaCuMBA
  3. Refreshment break

  4. Session 2: Bridging the Gap: The SME Perspective

    Including representatives from:

    • Alexander Pretsch, SeaLifePharma
    • Helena Vieria, University of Lisbon
    • Rico Czaja, c-LEcta
  5. Lunch will be provided for all workshop attendees

  6. Session 3: Industrial Marine Biodiscovery Pipelines

    Including speakers:

    • Douglas Cossar, Croda
    • Andrew Mearns-Spragg, Jellagen
    • Neil Parry, Unilever
  7. Refreshment break

  8. Session 4: Building Future Capacity: Aligning the Sectors

    Including representatives from:

    • Oonagh Mc Meel, eCOAST
    • Steinar Bergseth, ERANET Marine Biotechnology
    • Laura Giuliano, CIESM - The Mediterranean Science Commission
  9. Closing remarks

  10. All workshop participants are invited to attend a welcome drinks reception in the EFIB market place

Workshop 2 - Wood-based Bioeconomy

This half day pre-conference workshop was developed for EFIB by the FOREST TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM with the collaboration of the FTP French National Support Group, and focused on market potential, business opportunities and new product innovations in the wider industry

  1. Registration

  2. What is new in the innovation Vision of the European Forest-based Sector?

    Johan Elvnert, Manager, FTP

  3. FTP activities in France

    Andreas Kleinschmit von Lengefeld, Director Innovation Research, FCBA

  4. The French RTDI partnership for industrial biorefineries - InTechFibres

    Dr Michel Petit-Conil, Coordinator InTechFibres, Head of unit R&D, CTP/FCBA

  5. Roadmap for the competitive cluster "Xylofutur"

    Tanguy Massart, Managing Director, FINSA

  6. The cascade use of wood concept

    Gérard Déroubaix, Director of Environmental Health Division, FCBA

  7. Panel discussion/questions

  8. Refreshment break

  9. Extraction and applications of hemicelluloses from wood

    Dr Denilson Da Silva-Perez, Project Leader NMA - InTechFibres

  10. Biotechnology in wood biorefining

    Johanna Buchert, VP, Strategic Research, Bio and Chemical Processes, VTT

  11. Panel discussion/questions

  12. Wrap-up and conclusions

  13. All workshop participants are invited to attend a welcome drinks reception in the EFIB market place