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30.09.2019 - 02.10.2019 Brussels, Belgium
Industrial Biotechnology is currently worth €23 billion representing just 6% in sales of the overall worldwide chemicals market. However, it is significantly out-performing the overall chemicals market at an impressive 20% annual growth rate and has the potential to become the dominant technology of tomorrow’s chemicals industry, representing a huge future opportunity.

Delivering on this opportunity will require significant investment, innovation and value chain development and most importantly new collaborations across the sector. Additionally we are faced with important challenges posed by high energy prices, the impact of the shale gas boom on the development of biobased chemicals markets and the ongoing need for predictable, coherent and supportive policy in the EU.

In order to understand and overcome these challenges and prosper in tomorrow’s bioeconomy, for more than ten years, industry experts throughout the vibrant and innovative biobased community have come together to one central location every year to discuss the key issues and gain a snapshot of the most significant developments on scale up of commercial biorefineries around the world.

That location is the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB), where delegates are provided with an update on the status and outlook of biobased industries. EFIB is proud to foster engagement between policy makers, a broad range of stakeholders connected with the existing biobased value chain and seeks to reach out to, and include, new interlocutors.

In the last decade, EFIB delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers have been showcasing innovative products and processes that deliver solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Last year, we celebrated the Industrial biotech communities’ latest achievements in harnessing the power of innovation to deliver solutions to global grand challenges. Influential brands and industry leaders met in Toulouse, France, with a broad range of stakeholders and policy makers to discuss the transformative potential of Industrial Biotechnology to create a smarter and more sustainable future.
03.10.2019 - 04.10.2019 Naples, Italy
FIB is confirmed as one of the leading events for the circular bioeconomy. The Naples edition will see the presence of some of the most important players at global level and will be the occasion to discuss value chains, education, the role of regions and cities in specific round tables.

Very high relevant speakers such as Jennifer Holmgren at Lanzatech, Hugo Vuurens at Total Corbion, Daniel MacEachran at Braskem, Marc Palahi at EFI, Jim Philp at the OECD and Julius Ecuru at the BioInnovate Africa Program have already confirmed their presence.

The Naples event, now in its ninth edition, will offer the opportunity, in the frame of one of the most fascinating cities in the Mediterranean, to discuss how to shape the bioeconomy together. Join us: registration is open. From Naples the bioeconomy builds new bridges to reconcile economy, society and the environment.
03.10.2019 London, UK
European Innovation Summit
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” This aphorism has held firm since Peter Drucker first pronounced it. Drucker does not mean to dismiss the importance of strategy, but he implies that a powerful and empowering company culture is a vital route to a business’s success. Innovation continues to push the limits of companies all over the world, and keeping up with the pace of change has become a skill of its own. Innovation can be a catalyst for growth, but also a risky expense that makes business leaders reluctant to initiate ideas. How can innovators push forward existing technologies, devise new strategies and embed innovation in the culture of businesses that are struggling to adapt? How can innovation be built into strategies for the short, medium and long term, whilst considering technologies that are not even available yet?

As an antidote to the typical tech conference, filling heads with wonder at the next transformational tools, The Economist Events takes a step back to look at how business leaders tackle the challenge of introducing and incorporating innovations into the day-to-day lives of their employees. Join editors from The Economist, Fortune 500 leaders, policymakers, academics, corporate entrepreneurs, innovation directors and business development executives as they share their insights and discuss the future of integrating innovation.
09.10.2019 Warsaw, Poland
Horizon 2020 for the Circular Economy and Transforming Industry
NMP Team and NCPs CaRE projects (the Network of the NCPs for the NMP and SC5 H2020 Work Programmes) are joining forces to organise a Brokerage event on 9th October 2019 on “Horizon 2020 for the Circular Economy and Transforming Industry”.

The purpose of the event will be to bring together potential applicants for Horizon 2020 calls related to the Circular Economy and Transforming Industry to help them build consortium and develop their proposals. The event is notably targeting participants from Eastern and Central European Countries and from the European Neighbourhood Policy Countries to foster international cooperation, but participants from all countries are welcome: Horizon 2020 is “Open to the world”!

The Brokerage event will be preceded by an information session with speakers from the European Commission. Consortia looking for partners will be offered the possibility to present their project idea in pitch sessions.
The event is organized by EEN Central Poland and EEN Brussels but they are are looking for co-organisers!
10.10.2019 - 11.10.2019 Frankfurt, Germany
The Chem-Match: Corporates meet Start-ups
The chemical industry faces diverse challenges these days. Issues like digitisation, process improvements or ecological responsibility shape a new operation setting for companies. The pressure to innovate is high while the time needed stays an obstacle. Ambitious corporates rely on cooperative approaches to innovate. They use the dynamics in the startup scene to speed-up their research and development efforts.

The Chem-Match: Corporates meet Startups brings impetus to the chemical open innovation. We match corporates with startups from the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, bioelectronics, digital process management and digital innovation.

The Chemical Innovation Exchange CIEX, the German Startups Association, the Industry Park Höchst and the Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH with the Enterprise Europe Network offer a two-day event format for meeting and discussing about corporate- startup collaboration.

•Startups and Scaleups,
use the b2b meetings and the conference agenda at the CIEX Europe 2019 conference on 10 October and the startup pitching event on 11 October to interconnect with industry partners.
meet innovative and agile startups during the b2b meetings at the CIEX Europe 2019 conference on 10 October to find new partners and drive your open innovation.



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