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Check out the exciting programme of speakers and workshops at EFIB 2016

EFIB 2016, on 18-20 October in Glasgow, will provide 650+ delegates with insights from over 100 speakers around what success looks like so far in the biobased industry and what routes need to be taken to ensure future triumphs.

New to this year, EFIB 2016 has 3 interchangeable tracks dedicated to driving forward the biotechnology industry - which sessions across the tracks will you attend? - Book Today!

Pre-event workshops will take place on the afternoon of 18 October; choose from the 'Synthetic Biology Masterclass' and the 'Biowaste to value: how can policy makers help? Workshop'

  • Feedstocks for the future - Assess the future of different feedstocks with presentations on sugar, waste and wood as well as in-depth discussions addressing whether there is enough feedstock in (or coming into) Europe to do competitive scale up in the EU

  • Biotechnology innovations - Hear 25 presenters across 2 days from 12 countries, showcasing some of the most innovative activity in biobased development, including the latest in biorefineries synthetic biology.

  • Success in low-priced oil markets - Gain a comprehensive overview of leading national and regional initiatives supporting bioeconomy. Also explore the commercial strategies to needed to ready your business for success in a low-priced oil market.

  • Investing in innovation - Delve into the results of early rounds of BBI JU funding successes as well as gaining insight into the new innovation and research agenda from BIC.

  • International focus Discover more on the barriers and opportunities within Asia and US from the U.S. Dept of Energy, Uni of Tennessee, Forest Products Lab and Tianjin Inst of IB.

  • Pitchfest 2016 EFIB PitchFest 2016 is a programme of investor-ready support for innovative SMEs seeking a potential minimum €1 million investment for their business. Hear 12 presentations from the best-of-the best in start-ups and have your say on who has the best pitch. 


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