Read about the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy 2011
On the 18th & 19th October 2011, a packed plenary session closed EFIB 2011 with a call to arms for the biobased economy. The closing keynote from Roger Wyse of Burrill Partners demonstrated both huge opportunities in this sector and the tough challenges that lie ahead. A significant number of partnerships and collaborations between start ups and large multinationals are now delivering innovative new products to address retail and consumer pull for biobased products. However, sources of both funding and feedstock are still needed to enable biobased economy to deliver on its promise. The event was tweeted live, please find below a selection of the highlights with our Storify. You can also read our press release here.