Pre-conference workshops at EFIB 2014

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 - 11:15Session 1:
Key FP7 Marine Biotechnology Projects: Progress to date
11:15 - 12:30Session 2:
Bridging the Gap: The SME Perspective
12:30 - 13:45Lunch will be provided for all workshop attendees
13:45 - 15:00Session 3:
Industrial Marine Biodiscovery Pipelines
15:00 - 15:30Refreshment break
15:30 - 16:45Session 4:
Building Future Capacity: Aligning the Sectors
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?
14:25 - 14:30FTP activities in France
14:30 - 14:45Development of the Biorefinery Concept
14:45 - 15:05Development/needs in panelboards
15:05 - 15:25Insulating panels produced from wood fibres
15:25 - 15:45Panel discussion/questions
15:45 - 16:15Refreshment break
16:15 - 16:35Extraction of hemicellulose from wood to produce polyamide
16:35 - 16:55Biotechnology in wood biorefining
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


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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