EFIB 2015

27-29 October, Brussels, Belgium

In October, the next European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy will be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 27 to 29 October. This eighth edition will cover the key theme of the bioeconomy and the circular economy. During the first day, you will be able to follow a full-day workshop on enzyme engineering, which is organized by the EU project OPTIBIOCAT or you can opt for a half-day workshop where the opportunities for using waste as a feedstock for the manufacture of chemicals, energy and fuels will be explored. During the second day, the new business models and investments that are driving the European bioeconomy will be discussed, as will European investment in, for example, jobs and bioproducts for the future.

At midday, a broad-based discussion will examine how the circular economy can feed into the bioeconomy, how the barriers preventing the move towards a circular economy can be overcome and the role of bio-based materials in end-use markets. In the afternoon, you can chose between sessions on the creation of markets for bio-based products and feedstock, SME innovation showcases, and biomaterial innovations in consumer goods. During the final day, you will be able to follow sessions about the financing of the European bioeconomy and about new process and new materials showcases. The closing presentations will take a look at likely developments in the near future under the heading: ‘The bioeconomy: moving towards 2020’.

More info and registration formalities can be found on the website www.efibforum.com.