From 14 to 15 February 2023, the CLIB International Conference will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, organised by CLIB – Cluster industrial biotechnology. Under the title ” Setting sail for industrial implementation” different sessions will debate how biotechnology help achieve the climate and sustainability goals. On the first day of the CIC2023, the focus will be on levers in this monumental transformation, highlighting where biotechnology can really make a difference: to harness sustainable resources, to enable innovative processes, and ultimately to close the carbon cycle.
On the second day, CIC2023 will host the FARMŸNG satellite event, focusing on zero-waste biorefineries. After inputs from this CBE JU flagship, which is constructing the first-of-a-kind vertical large-scale insect farm, other speakers will expand the scope towards other value chains, discussing how zero-waste biorefineries can be planned, built, and sustainably supplied with feedstock, all the while closing resource loops. A final keynote will focus on investing in scale-up projects and a holistic view on sustainability.
About 200 participants are expected, with representatives from industry, a large number of national and international SMEs, research institutions and stakeholders from politics and associations. In recent years, the CIC has established itself as a platform to initiate partnerships along value chains in the bio and circular economy.
About CIC – CLIB International Conference
This is the annual international conference of the Cluster Industrial Biotechnology, initiated in 2009 and now in its 13th edition. The CIC has established itself as a platform to initiate partnerships along value chains in the bio and circular economy, each year kicking off the biotech and bioeconomy conference circle early in the year. It has about 200 participants, with representatives from industry, a large number of national and international SMEs, research institutions, and stakeholders from politics and associations.
About CLIB – Cluster Industrial Biotechnology
CLIB (Cluster Industrial Biotechnology) is an international open innovation cluster of large companies, SMEs, academic institutes, and universities, as well as other stakeholders active in biotechnology and the circular bioeconomy as a whole. The cluster comprises over 100 members with a share of about 25 % international members. The overall goal of CLIB is to network stakeholders along and across value chains and to identify new opportunities for innovation, projects, and business. Through this, the cluster develops cross-sectoral biotechnological solutions for sustainable processes and products. Pertinent project areas are identified by the CLIB team in conjunction with members in an iterative process. CLIB is a non-profit association, with its members shaping the cluster’s interests and activities.