7th International Conference on Bio-based Materials 2014

01.02.2014 This conference from 8 - 10 April 2014, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany aims to provide major players from the European bio-based chemicals, plastics and composite industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies.

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Representatives of political bodies and associations will also have their say alongside leading companies. For the first time, the conference will count with a third day especially dedicated to science and start-ups - getting them in touch with investors and industry. One highlight of the conference will be the presentation of the first running European biorefineries and the state-of-art of Industrial Biotechnology. It's one of the biggest conferences with more than 180 participants from all over the world and an exhibition which provides an excellent platform for networking.

Preliminary programme with 19 speakers form 10 countries is online

Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2014"
For the seventh year running the Innovation Award ""Bio-based Material of the Year"" will be granted to the young, innovative bio-based chemicals and materials industry for finding suitable applications and markets for bio-based products. The competition focuses on new developments in these areas, which have had (or will have) a market launch in 2013 and 2014, exclusively coming from Europe this time round. Apply now and present your bio-based innovation to an expert audience.

The deadline for the application is: 14 February 2014 / Contact: Achim Raschka, achim.raschka@nova-institut.de, +49 (0) 22 33 - 48 14-51

Science & Start Ups:
Start-ups from the field of bio-based chemistry and polymers will introduce themselves on the third day of the conference. Interested? Contact: Michael Carus, michael.carus@nova-institut.de

Call for papers
Would you like to contribute to the conference with your presentation on recent developments within the field's markets, technology or sustainability? Just send an abstract and a suggested title by e-mail to Mr Achim Raschka.

The deadline for the call for papers is: 14 February 2014

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