EFIB 2019 - Europe's leading event for the bio-based economy

Posted on: 30/04/2019

The 2019 EFIB conference is taking place on 30 September – 2 October 2019 in Brussels.


The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB) is THE place to go for an update on the status and outlook of biobased industries across Europe.

Last year’s conference attracted¬†500¬†delegates from over 260 companies, representing¬†31¬†countries and 5 continents.

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Submit an abstract for a poster presentation – deadline 15th May 2019

EFIB 2019 will showcase the most innovative scientific approaches in the area of industrial biotechnology and bioeconomy in a dedicated poster presentation area in the exhibition. Posters should address one or more of the following topics: Material innovation; Food, feed and nutrition; New tools for the bio-based industry (e.g. synthetic biology etc); New fermentation & production processes. The abstract submission deadline is 15 May 2019.


Apply to participate in the EFIB programme – deadline 15th May 2019

EFIB is providing limited speaking slots for companies using industrial biotechnology to develop novel and sustainable technologies, products or processes. Selected companies will have the chance to deliver a brief presentation of their most promising innovation in front of high-level industry decision makers.


John Sime Award for Innovation

The “John Sime Award for Innovation” will be presented for the best presentation of the most innovative idea responding to societal and environmental challenges. John Sime was a passionate advocate of innovation in bio-based technologies, with many years of experience working in technology transfer in earlier incarnations of the Knowledge Transfer Network. In 2012 the Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) organisers dedicated an award in his memory, in order to recognise John’s commitment to both EFIB and the bio-based economy and to remember him as part of the event.



The Super Early Bird rate is valid until 29 May 2019 Рregister now and save €600! You can find out more and register here.

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