Tuesday 30 September: Pre-conference workshops

Workshop 1 - Building Blue Biotech Capacity in Europe

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

09:30Registration
10:00 - 11:15

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

11:15 - 12:30

Session 2:
Bridging the Gap: The SME Perspective
Including representatives from:

Alexander Pretsch, SeaLifePharma
Stefano Donadio, Naicons - New anti-infectives consortium - invited
John T O Sullivan, BioAtlantis
- invited

12:30 - 13:45Lunch will be provided for all workshop attendees
13:45 - 15:00

Session 3:
Industrial Marine Biodiscovery Pipelines
Including speakers:

Rico Czaja, C-Lecta
Douglas Cossar, Croda
Andrew Mearns-Spragg, Jellagen
Neil Parry, Unilever

15:00 - 15:30Refreshment break
15:30 - 16:45

Session 4:
Building Future Capacity: Aligning the Sectors
Including representatives from:

Thomas Vanagt, eCOAST
Steinar Bergseth, ERANET Marine Biotechnology
Laura Giuliano, CIESM

17:30 - 19:00All 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 has been developed for EFIB by the FOREST TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM with the collaboration of the FTP French National Support Group, focusing on market potential, business opportunities and new product innovations in the wider industry

13:45Registration
14:15 - 14:25What is new in the innovation Vision of the European Forest-based Sector?
Johan Elvnert, Manager, FTP
14:25 - 14:30FTP activities in France
Andreas Kleinschmit von Lengefeld, Director Innovation Research, FCBA
14:30 - 14:45Development of the Biorefinery Concept
Denis Sens, R&D Director, TEMBEC
14:45 - 15:05Roadmap for the competitive cluster "Xylofutur"
Tanguy Massart, Managing Director, FINSA
15:05 - 15:25The cascade use of wood concept
Gérard Déroubaix, Director of Environmental Health Division, FCBA
15:25 - 15:45Panel discussion/questions
15:45 - 16:15Refreshment break
16:15 - 16:35Extraction of hemicellulose from wood to produce polyamide
Lise Trouillet-Fonti, Solvay
16:35 - 16:55Biotechnology in wood biorefining
Johanna Buchert, VP, Strategic Research, Bio and Chemical Processes, VTT
16:55 - 17:15Panel discussion/questions
17:15 - 17:30Wrap-up and conclusions
17:30 - 19:00All workshop participants are invited to attend a welcome drinks reception in the EFIB market place


More speakers will be announced in due course, please contact Hayley Marsden for more information


EFIB is organised by EuropaBio and Smithers Rapra

EuropaBio is the European Association for Bioindustries and was created in 1996 to provide a voice for the biotech industry at the EU level. EuropaBio's mission is to promote an innovative and dynamic biotechnology-based industry in Europe.

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