European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB)
EFIB2020 took place in a virtual setting from 5 - 9 October. The 13th edition focused on advancing the green economy with biotechnology innovation. Designed with a clear objective to drive and shape the future of the bio-based industry, this renowned European event addressed key issues related to the future of the bioeconomy and challenges and opportunities for the bio-based sectors through discussions on business, policy and innovation.
The 5-day EFIB2020 conference focused on advancing the green economy with biotechnology innovation and included 24 sessions with over 100 speakers, exploring 6 key focus topics including trends, innovation and policy perspectives on food, feed & nutrition, bioplastics, financing & investing and bio-based industrial processes and much more.
The conference also included a digital Start-Up Forum, with 31 innovative start-ups taking part, and an Innovation Campus showcasing innovative scientific approaches in industrial biotechnology and the bioeconomy through 12 poster presentations. Voted by its peers as the winning start-up and praised for combining traditional food technology and innovative biotechnology was Better Nature, a UK-based start-up and the world’s first food-tech company to focus on tempeh fermentation and innovation. The best poster presentation was awarded to Sylvain Carcelle of Bioréa, for a ground-breaking advance in bioreactor technology, providing new horizons for microalgae use in food, feed, and environmental applications.
Visit the EFIB website for more information.