Toulouse will welcome biotech stakeholders from Europe and across the world on October 16-18 for EFIB, the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy.
The central theme of this year's edition is 'Industrial biotech: delivering new bio-based products and processes to meet the UN SDGs'.
EFIB fosters engagement between policy makers, a broad range of stakeholders connected with the existing bio-based value chain and seeks to reach out to, and include, new interlocutors.
Around 600 attendees and more than 60 international speakers from the industrial biotechnology and bioeconomy area are expected to join this two-day event with presentations and panel discussions covering the sectors of bio-based plastics, food, feed and nutrition, wood biorefining, synthetic biology, and sustainable aviation among other topics. In addition, participants will be able to learn more about financing, joint ventures and partnerships.
This year, start-ups are also invited to take part in the PitchFest and the Start Up Village, a new initiative hosting young and innovative founders active in industrial biotechnology and the bioeconomy.