IFIB 2017: Rome will be the world capital of bioeconomy next October

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Rome will be the Euro-mediterranean capital of the bioeconomy for a couple of days. The Italian Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (IFIB) goes to the Italian capital from 5 to 6 October at the Palazzo Rospigliosi, in front of the House of the President of the Republic.

With more than 200 delegates in attendance from approximately fifteen different countries from all around the world, the conference truly succeeds in its ambitious aim to be one of the leading bioeconomy event in the Euro-mediterranean area.

Italy’s impressive local representation will be showcased alongside an exceptional international speaker line. These business and policy leaders will share their insights on strengthening the biobased value chain in order to produce smarter, more sustainable products, processes to create new jobs and generate economic growth. To animate the forum will be many presentations divided into different sessions: Life Sciences, Circular Economy, Energy and Biorefineries, Bio-based industries, Regional policies, Start-ups.

Protagonists will be universities, research centers, SMEs and big corporations, such as Global Bioenergies, ENI, NexSteppe, Biochemtex, Mater Biotech. But not only that: to discuss the role of shared pilot faciliteis in fostering the bioeconomy will be representatives of the most important pilot plants in Europe.

From Rome, which is one of the most fascinating cities in the world, the bioeconomy will be called to give concrete examples of how to reconcile economic growth, environmental sustainability and creation of high-skilled jobs. From here, the Eternal town, the Italian bioeconomy will open to the world, claiming its Euro-mediterranean centrality.


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