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European BiotechWeek 2017

European BiotechWeek 2017

The Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy of NEOMA Business School will take part in the conference organised by the European Center of Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (CEBB) on September 25th at Pomacle.

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Why attend BBIC?

Dozens of scientific conferences every year provide platforms for scientific presentations and sharing bioeconomy expertise. This event has been designed so as not to be just one more conference.

The Business and Bioeconomy International Conference is conceived to help you think outside the box, in new wide-ranging dimensions such as business and leadership. It has been planned as a platform for all industrial biotechnology protagonists, bringing together experts, executives and entrepreneurs in a business context.

We invite you to take this opportunity to discuss vital questions and promising topics to make sure you are up to date with new insights and trends.

BBIC 2016 Programme

Over 20 speakers, 4 panels and one exhibition !

Examples of sessions:

  • Innovation and opportunity in the bioeconomy
  • Naturalness and new standards
  • The Biomass Balance approach : a ground-breaking method for using renewable raw materials in production
  • Favorable ecosystems for bioeconomy development
  • MutatYon et invaZion


Claude ROY

Claude ROY
Board Member, General Council for Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas
Founding President of the Club des Bioéconomistes


Executive Board Member
European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB)


Bio-industrial Innovation Canada (BIC)

Caroline PETIGNY

Caroline PETIGNY
Sustainability and Scientific Relations Manager
BASF France


Founding Director
Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB)

... and many others!


WheatoleoIARCristal Union
And more to come!

About your organisers…

The principal aims of the NEOMA Business School chair are to understand economic drivers, identify promising markets and appropriate business models, and to communicate about the potential of industrial bioeconomy and train future managers in the sector.

The strength of the Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy lies in its team of four researchers and the resources of NEOMA Business School as well as the support of the local authorities and industry.

BBIC 2016 Partners

Reims Métropole Département de la Marne CCI de Reims et d
Région Grand EstIARFEDER

Industrial Biotechnology in Reims

The city of Reims benefits from a favourable combination of factors with high quality biomass (wheat, sugar beet, alfalfa, wood) and an integrated biorefinery.

Research at NEOMA BS

NEOMA Business School contributes to the development of knowledge in every management science discipline (Marketing, Finance, Strategy, etc.), while maintaining strong links with its local specialities (Champagne and the Luxury sector, Retail and Distribution, Supply Chain, Bioeconomy, etc.)

December 1st

The International Business and Bioeconomy Conference is combined with the scientific inauguration of the European Centre for de Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (CEBB).

The inauguration will take place the next day, 1st December 2016, in Pomacle (51).

The CEBB is a group of chairs from leading schools (Centrale Supelec, AgroParitech, Reims University and NEOMA BS) at the Bazancourt-Pomacle biorefinery. These complementary research chairs all work on the bioeconomy, alongside universities and industrial firms in the Champagne-Ardenne region and the whole of Eastern France.

The main objectives of the CEBB are:

  • To research new uses for biomass fractions sourced from agriculture and forestry
  • To study the economic impact of these activities

Practical Information

NEOMA BS - Campus 1

NEOMA Business School
59 rue Pierre Taittinger
51100 Reims - FRANCE
Tramway A and B - Bus Routes 11 and 13
Stop: "Campus Croix Rouge"