3rd ECP Summer Summit

From 17-18 September 2020, European Chemical Partnering is organizing the third edition of its ECP Summer Summit. This innovative, digital online partnering platform brings international professionals from all points of chemical production and value creation into exchange. It is the ideal event to present your cooperation offers, business ideas, technologies, products and services in live bilateral online meetings to potential partners, including entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, multipliers, and consultants.

Besides bilateral meetings, this year’s edition of the ECP Summer Summit also features panel discussions and a keynote. Focus topics include chemistry, bioeconomy, biotechnology, digitization, big data and blockchain, nanotechnology, engineering, new materials, renewable raw materials, and polymers.

More information about the event, the programme and the registration procedure can be found at https://3rd-ecp-summer-summit.ascrion.com/.

Plant Based Summit 2021

From 22-24 September 2021, the 6th edition of the Plant Based Summit will be held in Reims, France.

This edition focusses on stimulating biobased product development through a market-driven approach, with particular attention for innovation, co-development and operational implementation in the following markets: home and personal care, pharmaceuticals, construction, packaging, transportation, coating, adhesives, detergence, textile, as well as a dedicated cross-market stream on biobased solutions for infants and kids (toys, cosmetics, etc.).

The event includes 30 targeted conferences with more than 100 international speakers providing first-hand insights and updates, one-to-one business meetings with majors actors from the biobased market, an exhibition zone with 50 stands featuring manufacturers, start-ups, chemists, clusters, regions, development agencies and hundreds of professionals from across the biobased chemical industry value chain, and finally visits to major French industrial (or research laboratory) sites. In short, the Plant Based Summit is the ideal opportunity for participants to contribute to the evolution of plant-based, green and sustainable chemistry!

Find out more about the event, the programme and the speakers on the Plant Based Summit website.

International Conference on Biobased Surfactants

Flanders Biobased Valley, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and InBio.be are proud to present the very first International Conference on Biobased Surfactants. This conference will be organized in Ghent, Belgium on 15-16 December 2020. Due to climate change and increasing consumer awareness, the field of biobased surfactants has been developing fast over the past 5 years. Biobased surfactants originate and can be produced through different means. They are used in a variety of products and industries. For this first edition, we invite all researchers who are interested or active in this broad and growing field. Topical developments will be discussed by prominent speakers, from both academic as well as industrial backgrounds. Participants will also visit FLAMAC and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. Additionally, authors interested in presenting their work during the conference can submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations (deadline 15 September 2020). More information about this call for abstracts can be found by clicking the link below.

This conference is organized within the framework of Catalisti’s AppliSurf project.

Register and find out more about the programme, the speakers and the call for abstracts at: www.fbbv.be/en/icbs-ghent


Biomass is a wonderful resource. It can be transformed into chemicals, biobased materials, food and feed ingredients, or energy. Yet, the adaption and optimisation of transformation processes and technologies to valorise all biomass fractions in a circular approach remains a challenge.

In the context of Industry 4.0, Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) provide the basis for innovation in a range of products across all industrial sectors. They underpin the shift to a greener economy, are instrumental in modernizing the industrial base, and drive the development of entirely new industries. BIOKET aims to contribute to the rise of KETs by promoting emerging KETs applied in the bioeconomy sector.

The first edition of BIOKET gathered +300 key players across the sector. The second edition, BIOKET 2021, promises to once again be an inspiring conference dedicated to processes and technologies applied to biomass. BIOKET 2021 runs online from 1-19 March 2021.

What to expect?

  • breakout sessions, innovation tours and workshops as videos-on-demand
  • digital booths to meet & exchange with exhibitors
  • virtual pre-arranged B2B meetings
  • live plenaries
  • and so much more!

Find out more about the event, the programme and the registration procedure on the BIOKET website.

EFIB 2020

On 5-6 October 2020, EFIB, the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy, is organising EFIB 2020. Due to COVID-19-related restrictions, this year’s edition of Europe’s leading event for the biobased economy will be held online. It will include virtual 1:1 partnering meetings, as well as online presentations and pitches. More information regarding the programme and registration procedure can be found at www.efibforum.com.