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27 September 2018 - 28 September 2018
Torino, Italy
IFIB 2018 International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy

IFIB2018  Satellite Events - Don't miss the following initiatives happening in the occasion of IFIB 2018! (More info and details below

  • 26/09 h 11:00 Industry panel meeting within BBI JU demo Project GRACE 
  • 26/09 h 14:00 Pilots4U Horizon-scan work-shop:equipping Europe for bio-based innovation
  • 26/09 h 14:00 Education as a Main Pillar of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy
  • 27/09 h 11:00 STAR-ProBio interactive workshop on Bio-Based Products Social Sustainability
  • 27/09 h 14:30 BioCannDo workshop on bio-based food packaging

BBI JU demo Project GRACE: Industry Panel’s meeting

Torino, 26 September - h. 11:00 - 13:00 

Room Principi d’Acaja, University of Tourin, Via Verdi, 8

Event reserved to GRACE project's partners.

Pilots4U project Horizon-scan work-shop: EQUIPPING EUROPE FOR BIO-BASED INNOVATION

Torino, 26 September 2018

Pilots4U organises the "Horizon Scan Workshop" at IFIB 2018.

Pilots4U set up an easily accessible database of open-access pilot and demonstration infrastructure www.biopilots4u.eu/content/pilots4u-asset-database for the European bioeconomy and is currently performing a gap analysis to understand where the EU may have over/under capacity and vulnerabilities now and in the near future. 

The interactive horizon scan workshops will bring together industry, researchers and experts from pilot plants to discuss the results of the gap analysis and the pilot facility user survey, to find out if and which extra investments are needed to improve service delivery of open-access facilities.

For all information please visit: 


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Education as a Main Pillar of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy

Torino, 26 September 2018

Aula Magna dell'Orto Botanico di Torino - Viale Mattioli, 25 - h 14.00

For more information and the programme please click HERE

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STAR-ProBio interactive workshop on Bio-Based Products Social Sustainability

Torino, 27 September 2018 -  11:00-13:00

Along with environmental impacts, the transition towards bio-based economy is expected to deliver social and economic benefits spanning from health and safety, to working conditions, employment and prosperity, access to material and immaterial resources, food and energy security, and gender issues. In the literature related to social life cycle assessment (S-LCA), stakeholders appear mainly as the target of impacts. Yet, since social indicators are context-dependent, stakeholders play a crucial role in the decision-making process, including, but not limited to (i) actors in the definition of relevant impact categories or other stages of the LCA methodology, (ii) users of the LCA results, and (iii) victims or beneficiaries of impacts produced by the value chain of a specific bio-based product.

The goal of the workshop is twofold: 1) validation of the social and socio-economic impact categories list pertaining to the bio-based products realm that have been selected by an extensive literature review (i.e. scientific papers, grey literature, bio-based related European projects) and 2) brainstorming on the relevant social indicators.

Targeted audience: biomass suppliers, processors, producers, consumers associations, public procurers, environmental organizations and researchers.

Interested?  Then join us for the STAR-ProBio (http://www.star-probio.eu/) thematic workshop on bio-based products’ social sustainability

If you would like to participate, please register HERE

Please note that the attendance to the workshop is based on first come, first served basis.

BioCannDo workshop on bio-based food packaging

Torino, 27 September 2018 - h. 14:30 - 16:30

Room Principi d’Acaja, University of Turin, via Verdi 8

Are you working with or around bio-based food packaging? Then join us for the BioCannDo communications workshop!

The European BioCannDo project invites actors along the bio-based food packaging value chain to participate in a communications workshop. In the workshop, we want to jointly develop key messages that create more awareness with consumers around bio-based food packaging. The workshop will take place as an official partner event of IFIB 2018 on 27 September 2018.

In this interactive workshop, we will together explore the development of clear, scientifically sound communication messages about bio-based food packaging that can be easily understood by a general audience. While there have been numerous projects exploring different aspects of the bioeconomy, there has been little work done so far on developing concrete and understandable communication materials. We understand that communicating about your work is not always easy and we hope that the BioCannDo project will be able to support you in this regard. The outcomes of this workshop will directly inform the work of the project; hence, offering an opportunity for shaping the European Commission’s and industry’s communication about the bioeconomy and bio-based food packaging.

For more information about the project, please visit: 


Please register HERE  


Closed since 24 September 2018


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Participants 132
Meetings 183


Australia 2
Belgium 10
Brazil 1
Canada 2
Denmark 6
Ecuador 2
Finland 1
France 5
Germany 15
Greece 2
Indonesia 1
Italy 168
Netherlands 4
Poland 5
Portugal 1
San Marino 1
Serbia 1
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 1
Spain 3
Sweden 5
Switzerland 3
Ukraine 1
United Kingdom 7
United States 3
Total 251


Company 111
University 78
R&D Institution 20
Association/Agency 10
Authority/Government 14
Other 18
Total 251