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21.01.2020 - 22.01.2020 Wageningen, The Netherlands
BIOCON-CO2 project workshop and masterclass
Registrations are now open for the BIOCON-CO2 project workshop and masterclass that will take place 21 – 22 January 2020 at Wageningen University & Research Campus, The Netherlands. The event will be hosted by Wageningen Food and Biobased Research and the University of Groningen.

Day 1 of the event will consist of a workshop focusing on microbial and enzymatic CO2 conversion, and CO2 conversion technologies.

Day 2 of the event is a masterclass with emphasis on enzyme discovery and engineering, computational enzyme engineering (including computational exercises).

Participation is open to researchers, PhD students and postdocs and is free of charge subject to limited availability. Travel and accommodation costs are not covered. Register at by 8 December 2019. Registration acceptance will be done on a “first come, first served” basis.

For general questions please contact the secretary of Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, Mrs. Carla Bruil ( Further details on the events will be distributed soon.

06.02.2020 - 07.02.2020 Düsseldorf, Germany
CLIB International Conference CIC2020
The CLIB International Conference 2020 will take place on 6 & 7 February 2020 in Düsseldorf and will be themed “Biotechnology: Building foundations for future generations “.

Since 2009, the CLIB International Conference is the meeting place for the industrial biotechnology community. Being the first bioeconomy symposium of the year, it brings together international experts from all over the world in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The first day of the conference will take up the two megatrends of digitisation and accessing alternative protein sources through biotechnology to nourish the fast-growing world population. Furthermore, an interdisciplinary panel discussion will cover the topic public perception of bioeconomy, asking the question if we are still fighting a battle already lost.

The second conference day will address three areas with high relevance to the bioeconomy: future bioeconomy education programmes and their requirements, the biotechnological utilization of CO2, as well as the application of aromatics from lignin especially in the growing adhesives market.
27.02.2020 Frankfurt am Main
4th European Chemistry Partnering
Partnering discussions, Pitches, an Exhibition, Workshops – and lots of opportunities to network

On 27 February 2020 the 4th European Chemistry Partnering takes place for the fourth time, offering Business Speed Dating for the chemical industry and its user industries. The focus will once again be on partnering discussions. Participants agree on these discussions in advance via Internet-based software. In addition, entrepreneurs can present their innovations in short presentations (Pitches). Workshops, an exhibition and extensive networking opportunities round off the day.

Participants represent many different fields of chemistry, nano and biotechnology through to engineering as well as digitization and software. The classic chemical industry of basic, special and fine chemicals is represented as are the processing industry and manufacturers of consumer and industrial goods.

Managing directors, technical and research board members, business developers, heads of laboratories, business units and divisions are represented as are business angels, family offices, corporate venture companies operating in the chemical industry and international venture capitalists. Many Start-ups use the ECP to initiate discussions with industry and investors.

27 February 2020
4th European Chemistry Partnering
Frankfurt am Main, Kap Europa