Partner

The conference organisers provide close cooperation agreements with major trade associations and research institutions. Global partnerships and local networks combine widespread opportunities of bringing together experts from different fields and nations, industry and research, politics and media.

You can find detailed profiles of our conference partners 2015 on separate pages. Please click on "more" - the link to the subpages to get all information and contact data.

 

The AVK, as the German professional association for fibre reinforced plastics/composites, represents the interests of producers and processors of reinforced plastics/composites on a national and a European level. The AVK currently has over 220 member companies and is therefore one of the largest associations in the European composites sector. It represents members along the entire value-added chain in the area of reinforced plastics.

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BBIA is the UK trade body for companies producing bio-based and biodegradable products and promotes the circular bioeconomy. Our members’ activities span a wide range of sectors and applications, providing a range of sustainable solutions that benefit both businesses and individual consumers.

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BCNP Consultants GmbH is an acknowledged consulting company specialized in the branches biotech, chemistry, nanotech and pharma (BCNP). Holger Bengs is its managing director. He founded the company in 2002 on the basis of nine years of professional experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry as well as in the capital market.

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The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the world’s largest biotechnology trade association. We provide advocacy, business development, and communications services for more than 1,100 members worldwide. We promote the use of industrial enzymes, conversion of biomass to energy and chemicals, and innovative clean up technologies. 

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the institution for renewables and resource economics

C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. (Central Agricultural Raw Materials Marketing- and Energy-Network), founded in July 1992, is a non-profit organisation working in the field of biomass, renewables and resource economics. Since 2001 it is part of the Competence Centre for Renewable Raw Materials in Straubing. 

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CLIB2021 is an "Open Innovation Cluster" for bioeconomy with focus on industrial biotechnology. Our 100 cluster members recruit from academia, finance, industry, and SME, with an international share of about 30%. The CLIB Graduate Cluster ensures qualification of young scientists in key areas of industrial biotechnology. 

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European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence

EPNOE is a very active research, education and knowledge transfer network connecting research and education centres, universities and companies. It was founded in 2005.29 universities/research centres and 11 companies are members of EPNOE. EPNOE organizes or participates in many events, meetings and conferences. It is the network of reference on polysaccharide and polysaccharide-based products in Europe

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Driving the evolution of plastics

Founded in Germany in 1993 as IBAW, European Bioplastics today represents the interests of around 70 member companies throughout the European Union. With members from the agricultural feedstock, chemical and plastics industries, as well as industrial users and recycling companies, European Bioplastics serves as both a contact platform and catalyst for advancing the objectives of the growing bioplastics industry.

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Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH (IBB Netzwerk GmbH) is an organization focusing on transforming valuable scientific knowledge to innovative marketable products and technological processes in the area of Industrial Biotechnology. One of the main tasks of IBB Netzwerk GmbH is the management and coordination of the network IBB. Within this network, the competences and the potentials of big industry, small and medium enterprises, academic institutions and associations are combined and mobilized to deploy as well as to expand Industrial Biotechnology.

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The centre of experts 3N has the objective of supporting and furthering the development and use of marketable products, production processes and services in the field of bio energy and renewable raw materials. The key activities are arranged along the value creation chain of the resulting products, from cultivation through processing up to marketing.

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A Strong Partner in the Plastics Industry

The association kunststoffland NRW was established in 2006 and organizes the entire plastics value chain in North Rhine-Westphalia. kunststoffland NRW was founded to create a network for all players along the total value creation chain.  It has more than 120 members from industry and science including companies producing plastics, companies in the plastics machinery field and medium sized companies in plastics processing.

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The regional innovation network „Model Region for Innovative and Sustainable Material Flow” (RIN Stoffströme) was established to improve the utilisation of side and waste streams in industry, agriculture or forestry in the Rhineland (the region around the cities of Cologne and Düsseldorf).

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is a global, multi stakeholder independent organization that drives the development of a new world bio economy through sustainability solutions, certification, innovation advocacy and collaborative partnerships.

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Association of the German Wood-Based Panel Industries

As an industrial association, VHI represents the professional, economic and technical interests of the manufacturers of particleboards, MDF, and OSB as well as plywood, WPC and internal doors. 

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