Brussels, 24 October 2022 – Since its first edition in 2013, EuropaBio’s European Biotech Week has established itself as a week of celebrations of life sciences and biotechnology, taking place annually all across the continent at the end of September, and this year was no exception: from September 26 to October 2, 15 European countries hosted almost 100 biotech-focused activities and events (94 in total) that educated, engaged and excited local communities all over Europe.
Biotech and life sciences associations (at national and local level), but also schools, universities, research centres, government institutions, companies and science museums (for a total of 106 organizations) partnered for the 10th edition of the European Biotech Week.
Target audiences included students (across all age groups), researchers, investors, companies, policy makers and the general public. Initiatives throughout the week were as diverse as the organisers themselves, and included: conferences, debates, workshops, job fairs, exhibitions and site-visits with companies, research institutes and museums (online, on-site and in hybrid formats).
The aim of the #EuropeanBiotechWeek was to encourage the general public to dive into biotechnology, which is a key part of our everyday lives. In this perspective, EuropaBio hosted multiple virtual events in Brussels around the benefits of biotech for people and planet:
EuropaBio Director-General, Claire Skentelbery, commended: “We recognise how important it is to engage with everybody in Europe on the benefits and potential of biotechnology. It is fantastic to see more and more experts engaging in communication about science and involving non-scientists. It gives us great pride in EuropaBio to see that communities across Europe have learnt more about this complex and exciting sector, and we wholeheartedly thank all the biotech supporters who have contributed to this year’s amazing programme.”
For more details about this edition of the European Biotech Week, we invite you to visit www.biotechweek.org or to download the full report.