European Biotech Week offers those involved in biotechnology an annual opportunity to engage with the general public on all things biotech from the science within to the often invisible societal benefits without.
Coinced by EuropaBio, the European biotech association, and its member National biotech Associations in 2013 to mark the 60 year anniversary of the discovery of DNA’s structure, European Biotech Week aims to facilitate a genuine dialogue about the science, the people, the companies and other organisations that are working on or are interested in the various biotech sectors. In 2015, over a 100 activities took place across 15 European countries in the areas of science, education, policy, media and finance. Importantly, numerous events were related to jobs and training including career fairs and hands on laboratories for adults, students and children, competitions, open doors in companies, research institutes and museums as well as theatrical shows. At a national level, the initiative was even awarded a medal by the Italian President of the Republic!
EuropaBio invites the biotech community to start planning events and activities for the week of 26th of September 2016 during which they can truly engage with citizens to explain and debate why there’s no science like biotech science.
Nordic Life Science Days (Stockholm, Sweden) – 14-15 September
The Nordic region is proud to host some of the world’s most innovative biotech, medtech and pharma companies. It also has the 12th strongest economy, making it the perfect place to invest. Set in the idyllic city of Stockholm, the conference offers conference sessions, panel discussions, company presentations, exhibition, face-to-face meetings and unique receptions, providing so many opportunities to network with peers, potential partners and investors.
Location: Stockholm Waterfront
BioPharma Ambition (Dublin, Ireland) – 21-22 September
Workshop for biotech SME (Brussels, Belgium) – 28 September
BioSpain (Bilbao, Spain) – 28-30 September
ASEBIO, the Spanish Bioindustry Association, organises each edition of BioSpain together with a local institution from the host city/region. This year, the co-organiser is the Basque Government, represented by the SPRI, the Basque Business Development Agency.Between 28-30 September 2016, Barakaldo will be the
stage for BioSpain, a forum offering all biotechnology actors the opportunity to share knowledge, ideas and experiences about a lot of issues (cosmetics, food, health, energy, …). The event has become the main international platform which showcasesSpanish biotechnology and provides answers to the commercial, academic and information needs of the sector.BioSpain is today the 5th largest partnering event in biotechnology in the world, with 3.327 one-to-one meetings, +320% more meetings than the first time the partneringONE® system (EBD Group) was introduced in 2008.It consists of a commercial fair, a partnering event, an investment forum, a training and employment forum, conferences on a range of issues (with parallel sessions) attended by national and international speakers, and a scientific conference organised by scientific societies. The event has now become the biggest country-based fair in Europe and the fifth biggest in the world in terms of the number of business development meetings.
Location: Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Ronda de Azkue 1, 48902 Barakaldo (Spain)
Swiss Biotech Fall Day (Fribourg, Switzerland) – 29 September
The Swiss Biotech Day is the leading biotechnology conference in Switzerland, taking place in spring and in fall. These events bring together senior executives from the Swiss biotech industry. Program highlights are focusing on the impact of national and international legislation on Swiss SMEs in life sciences.
Rendez-vous de Concarneu (Concarneau, France) – 29-30 September