7th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy

30 Sep, 2014 - 02 Oct, 2014
Location: Reims, Champagne-Ardenne France.

Global scale-up, financing the biobased economy and feedstocks all feature in this years agenda

In addition to the opening and closing plenary keynotes and panel discussions, featuring leading policy representatives and influential decision makers across the biobased supply chain, EFIB organisers are pleased to announce the focus sessions running alongside the innovation track at this year’s event.

* Achieving global scale-up of the biobased economy

This session will focus on the opportunities and challenges in developing a biobased economy in different nations, including case studies putting policy into practice across the Americas, Europe and Asia, through joint presentations between successful industry commercial projects and the policymakers behind the funding/regional support for successful commercialisation

* Reality check: Financing the biobased economy

This round table session will focus on where the EU stands now on funding for innovation and production of new biobased products. It will bring together representatives from both public and private worlds of funding and finance and will gather their insight and perspectives on how the funding landscape is changing both in the EU and overseas.

* Competitive, sustainable and resource efficient feedstocks

This non-technical session will focus on providing an up to date market analysis of the current state of the feedstocks market, including a vision of future feedstock availability and European competitiveness compare with other regions in the world. It will also provide an overview of the Reformed CAP’s rural development policies and will examine how farmers can become major contributors to the creation of a more competitive, sustainable, resource efficient biobased economy.