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Biotechnology, an innovation driver in the French biobased industry – Case Studies

29 April 2021 | 11:30 - 13:15 CEST

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11:30-11:40 | Introduction, Monique Axelos, Scientific Director for Food, Nutrition and Bioeconomy of INRAE and Jack Legrand, Professor at Université de Nantes

11:40-11:50 | Riadh Shaïek, Venture Capitalist

11:50-12:00 | Justine Lecallier, CFO of Circul’Egg (AgroParisTech)

12:00-12:10 | Philippe Michon, CEO of Eranova (CEA)

12:10-12:20 | Christophe Vasseur, CEO of Inalve (CEA)

12:20-12:30 | Frederic Fine, CEO of Oléoinnov (INRAE)

12:30-12:40 | Olivier Lépine, CEO of AlgoSource (GEPEA – CNRS)

12:40-12:50 | Anthony Kerihuel, CEO of Sol3d (GEPEA – CNRS)

12:50-13:15 | Q&A Session

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

Global biomass production and use are under pressure, with the planet’s natural resources facing numerous threats, from the negative effects of climate change to ever-intensifying industrialization, mixed with unsustainable consumer behavior and increasing food and energy needs.

Considering today’s societal challenges, biomass has a critical role to play in the transition from an economy powered by fossil energy to a bioeconomy and, more broadly, a circular bioeconomy. This transition is urgently needed to avoid the most severe consequences of climate change.

As a circular bioeconomy player, France possesses numerous advantages. It is well-endowed with biomass resources, with significant forest and a powerful agriculture sector, being a major producer of, among others, cereals, and sugar beet. Moreover, France boasts a vibrant industrial ecosystem that covers the length and breadth of biomass-based value chains.

This event focuses on the role that companies in the biotechnologies sector have within the French bioeconomy, with several French companies, startups, and research institutes sharing their experiences and good practices.

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Please note that this Programme may be subject to alteration and the Organisers reserve the right to do so without giving prior notice.