NNFCC Highlights from EFIB2023

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In October 2023, Polly-Ann Hanson and Sophie Mason attended the EFIB 2023 conference in Rotterdam. Here, Polly-Ann identifies the key takeaways from the events and current key developments in the Industrial Biotechnology sector.

The European Forum on Industrial Biotechnology (EFIB) was held in Rotterdam in October 2023. NNFCC strives to maintain its presence and connection with the wider bioeconomy industry, so events such as EFIB are invaluable, and team members Polly-Ann Hanson (Consultant) and Sophie Mason (Senior Consultant) attended the event this year to hear the latest industry updates, to catch up with existing contacts and to expand our network. Here’s a quick summary of some of the insights we gleaned from the 2 day conference, for those interested in the latest technologies and perspectives in biotechnology. 

The conference opened with a discussion on the potential for biotechnology across Europe. A sustainable and resilient Europe is the goal, and biotechnology has a significant role to play in that. Biotechnology can feed into many industries – represented by the diversity of speakers and panelists in attendance – from surfactants and pharmaceuticals to construction materials and novel foods.

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This article was written by Polly-Ann Hanson, Consultant.

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