IFIB – International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy

IFIB2020 ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK PARTNERING EVENT in Rome, a two days of pre-arranged face-to-face bilateral meetings (B2B) between Startups, Companies, Universities, pubblic and private Research Centres in the field of industrial biotechnology and bioeconomy.
Participants will come from Europe and beyond to find potential partners for collaborations, business development, licensing agreements, joint ventures, research projects, exchange of experiences and partnership opportunities.

Main topics:

  • Fundings and Investments
  • Bioeconomy and circular economy
  • Energy and environment
  • Bio-based industries
  • Agro-food
  • Marine biotechnology
  • White biotechnology

PROGRAMME
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

9.00 – 09.30 REGISTRATION

09.30 OPENING
Mario Bonaccorso (Assobiotec-Federchimica/SPRING)
WELCOME MESSAGE

KEY NOTES
The bio-based chemistry in the Post-Covid19 Era. An interview with
Rafa Cayuela, Dow Chemical

BBI JU a high impact initiative for green recovery in Europe
Philippe Mengal, BBI JU

Frontier research: opportunities for addressing the challenges of sustainable development
Eleni Zika, European Research Council

10.45 – 11.15 COFFEE BREAK – POSTER SESSION
BIO-BASED INDUSTRIES Each presentation is scheduled to last 10 minutes
Moderator: Giovanni Sannia, (University of Naples Federico II)

Role of lignin valorization in modern biorefineries
Alex Michine, MetGen (Finland)

Commercializing biosourced commodity chemicals: lessons learned and what’s next
Daniel MacEachran, Braskem (Brazil)

Biotechnology as enabler for circular bioeconomy: the role of bio-polymers
Mariagiovanna Vetere, NatureWorks (USA)

Mater Biopolymer: biorefinery integrated in the local area
Giulia Gregori, Mater Biopolymer (Italy)

Promoting the market penetration of bio-based product: consumers behaviors and policy measures
Enrica Imbert, Unitelma (Italy)

Unlocking the potential of biomass: taking your product development from labscale to commercial scale
Peter Flippo, BioProcess Facility (Netherlands)

Sustainable solutions for a circular bioeconomy
Michael Tesch, Clariant (Switzerland)

Biorefinery and GRACE project in context of bio economy and Green deal
Mladen Istuk, INA (Croatia)

A new platform for the production of biofuels and biochemicals: the Proesa® experience
Dario Giordano, Versalis-ENI (Italy)

AI + Biology for sustainable chemicals
Simao Soares, SilicoLife (Portugal)

14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

ROUND TABLE: The bio-based economy and the Venture Capitals
Moderated by Gianluca Carenzo (HIT, Hub Innovation Trentino)
Michael Nettersheim (ECBF), Ludwig Goris (Capricorn), Josko Bobanovic (Sofinnova Partners), Niklas von Weymarn (Metsä Spring), Rossella Illiano (Ayming, Italy)

B2B – MEETINGS

Elevator pitches, Galatea Biotech, Biova, Rewow

15.20 – 15.30 THE ROLE OF LAZIO REGION IN SUPPORTING STARTUPS

15.30 – 16.00 COFFEE BREAK

16.00 – 17.00 ROUND TABLE: The role of National strategies

Moderated by Christian Patermann
Fabio Fava (Italy), Agata Foks (Poland), Isabella Plimon (Austria), Simão Soares (Portugal),

17.00 CLOSING REMARKS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

9.00 REGISTRATION
WELCOME MESSAGE

09.30 AGROFOOD & NEW BIOMATERIALS Each presentation is scheduled to last 10 minutes
Moderator: Fabio Fava (University of Bologna)

Scaling bio-fabrication processes from solid and liquid fungal fermentation
Stefano Babbini, MOGU (Italy)

Neste´s sustainable plastics solutions. Building bridges between circular economy and bioeconomy
Mercedes Alonso, Neste (Finland)
Fabrizio Calenti, Aquafil (Italy)

What a tree can do – innovation and fashion from forests
Kirsi Seppäläinen, Stora Enso (Sweden)

The role of the forest-based sector within the circular bioeconomy
Andreas Kleinschmit Von Lengefeld, FCBA French Institute of Technology for Forest-based and Furniture Sectors (France)

Agricultural policies supporting bioeconomy and integration with other sectorial ones in a nexus perspective
Stefano Fabiani, CREA (Italy)

11.00 COFFEE BREAK

11.30 ROUND TABLE:THE CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY IN THE FRAME OF GREEN NEW DEAL

Moderated by Gianluca Carenzo

Piergiuseppe Morone (Unitelma, Italy), Ybele Hoogeveen (EEA), Christophe Rupp-Dahlem (Roquette, France, and Starch Europe), Mercedes Alonso (Neste, Finland), Chiara Pocaterra (APRE, Italy), Patrizia Circelli (CiaoTech, Italy)
12.30 CLOSING AND BEST POSTER AWARD
12.45 NETWORKING LUNCH

ORGANISERS
IFIB, the International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy, is organized by Assobiotec-Federchimica, SPRING (the Italian Cluster of Green Chemistry) and InnovHub. The edition 2020 is endorsed by ITA (Italian Trade Agency).

Co-organizers of IFIB 2020 are Lazio innova and Regione Lazio.

The partnering event is organized in collaboration with the Enterprise Europe Network.

IFIB is supported by LGCA (Lombardy Green Cluster Association)

Register here https://ifib-2020.b2match.io/signup

Source: Lazio Innova

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