IFIB 2018 International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy 27 – 28 September 2018 / Turin, Italy

The 8th edition of IFIB – International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy organized by Assobiotec, the Italian Association for the development of biotechnology which is part of the national Federation of Chemical Industry (Federchimica), took place on 27th – 28th September 2018 in Turin and was structured with a conference, partnering event and poster session.

The focus of the Forum was biotechnology, as provider of new resources for industries.

IFIB was organised into round tables and sessions devoted to specific sub-sectors of industrial biotechnology: bio-based industries, agro-food, energy, environment policies on industrial biotech and bioeconomy, involving international speakers coming from key sector’s players.

BIOWAYS and BIOVOICES projects were official sponsor of IFIB 2018.

BIOWAYS project was represented on the 26th of September by Susanna Albertini (FVA) during the Satellite event of IFIB 2018 “Education as a main pillar of the EU Bioeconomy Strategywith an intervention entitled “Education and communication: the bioeconomy perception in EU”.

During the conference, the IFIB participants were requested to suggest the key questions they believe should be address to boost bioeconomy and Bio-Based products market uptake,  interacting with posters in a dedicated space. This activity promoted by BIOVOICES project, that will organise 70 Mobilization and Mutual Learning Workshops involving Quadruple Helix stakeholders, to identify and address the main bioeconomy challenges.

The report on suggestions of the IFIB participants is available HERE

Susanna Albertini (FVA) as representative of the BIOVOICES and BIOWAYS projects took part to the interactive workshop on Bio-Based Products Social Sustainability and to the BioCannDo workshop on bio-based food packaging.


More info about the BioCannDo communications workshop: Bio-based food packaging materials HERE

More information about IFIB HERE

The presentations of IFIB speakers are available HERE