LISAvienna to support the EFIB Digital Start-up Forum

Friday, 04 September 2020 09:02 Written by 

The digital START-UP FORUM offers young founders who are active in industrial biotech-nology and bioeconomy strong visibility among the international EFIB attendees, representing sector stakeholders from companies, academics, SMEs, investors, policy makers, NGOs and media. 

LISAvienna encourages start-ups to apply

Start-ups from the following areas are invited to apply for a live pitch:

  • Green. Circular. Sustainable.
  • Food, Feed & Nutrition
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Materials & Packaging
  • Bioprocesses & Technologies

Participation in the digital Start-up Forum includes:

  • Company profile in the digital EFIB Stakeholder guide on bio-based innovation
  • Up to 3 full access tickets for company representatives, incl access to the 1:1 virtual partnering
  • Opportunity to be selected for a 10-minute pitch in the Start-up Pitch live session on Monday, 5 October (live jury voting: the best start-up will receive a 1:1 jury member coaching meeting)
  • Opportunity to be selected for a 10-minute presentation in another EFIB programme session
  • Participation in the 3-month-“Start-up Remote Programme” with individual webinars for all start-ups from 20 October to 15 December 2020 and a final virtual EFIB start-up showcase event in January 2021.

How to apply

Start-ups active in industrial biotechnology and bioeconomy with a business focus on new bio-based technologies, services or industrial applications relevant for the above areas/sectors mentioned are invited to apply for a free space in the digital Start-up Forum.

Application deadline: 16 September 2020

Your application should include a pitchdeck (PDF with a max. of 25 slides) with the following information:

  • Business idea & state of science/technology & development phase of the bio-based solution
  • Targeted application area(s)/sector & market volume
  • Overview of the top (3–5) competitors & your differentiation
  • Current financial status & outlook of next milestones (3+ years)
  • Overview of funding team & management

Further information is available at

For researchers: Call for poster abstract is open

EFIB 2020 will showcase innovative scientific approaches in the area of industrial biotechnology and the bioeconomy on the digital event platform. We cordially invite scientists from SMEs and academic institutions to submit an abstract for a digital poster presentation. 

The abstract submission deadline is 16 September.

The digital poster pages will be linked to the sessions in the programme so that attendees will receive a quick and easy overview of relevant content. In addition, attendees can easily connect or book virtual 1:1 meetings with the authors via the digital conference platform.

The poster presentations should address one or more of the following topics:

  • Material innovation (e.g. bio-based innovation in the area of plastics, plastic alternatives and packaging in relevant industry areas such as textiles & fashion, Food & Beverages, Cosmetics & Architecture & Construction)
  • Food, feed and nutrition (e.g. novel bio-based solutions for nutrition, novel ingredients & flavours, cultured meat approaches and plant-based innovation, novel food production processes, innovative feed solutions, feed additives, usage of new raw materials and biological resources)
  • New tools/instruments for the bio-based industry (e.g. synthetic biology, genome editing, metabolic engineering, digital solutions, artificial intelligence, big data)
  • Bioprocesses & Technologies: (e.g. novel approaches in fermentation processes & advancements of bioreactors, use of novel feedstocks such as waste streams, biorefineries and circular economy approaches)
  • Green Economy, Circular Economy, Circular Bioeconomy (e.g. bio-based innovation concepts, biorefineries, SDG-related innovation, evaluation processes, validation & monitoring of bio-based innovation and sustainability criteria)
  • Financing & Investing (e.g Evaluation of trends in Sustainable Finance, Impact Investing, role of bioeconomy/biotechnology in ESG reporting)

Further details on the EFIB Digital Innovation Campus are available at

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