IFIB 2017 in Rome: the eternal city will become the bioeconomy city

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Approximately 300 delegates from EU, USA, Russia, Turkey, Argentina and Canada, 40 scientific presentations, 30 scientific posters and a round table on “The shared SmartPilots facilities”. These are the numbers of IFIB, the Italian Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy, which will open on October 5 in Rome at Palazzo Rospigliosi.

Now in its seventh year, IFIB successfully makes the transformation from an Italian event to an International event that brings together bioeconomy stakeholders and high-level keynote speakers to answer burning questions on issues including food security, renewable energy and regional policies.

A powerful combination of pilot scale technology breakthroughs, high profile investment and impressive sustainability credentials are driving more and more organisations to consider the potential of the biobased economy.

For a couple of days (5-6 October) Rome becomes the bioeconomy’s world capital, hosting excellence in the field of Scientific and Industrial Research: Biochemtex, ENI-Versalis, NexSteppe, Global Bioenergies, Mater Biotech but also different research centers, universities and innovative SMEs.

The bioeconomy is a 2 trillion euro industry, employing 22 million people in Europe alone. Its disruptive innovation potential is only going to increase.



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