11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials

15 - 16 May 2018 | Maternushaus, Cologne

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The bioeconomy is developing in many directions: New bio-based building blocks, polymers and other materials for a wide range of applications. “For the conference, we always invite the leading companies worldwide to Cologne –  a unique opportunity to meet the outrider in the field at one place”, says Michael Carus, Managing Director of organizer nova-Institute. In addition the latest technology trends, market data and policies will be presented at the conference by international experts.

The conference is aimed at providing international major players from the bio-based building blocks, polymers and industrial biotechnology industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies.

Topics of the conference

  • Feedstock for the Bio-based Economy
  • Bio-based Building Blocks
  • Bio-based Polymers
  • Award Session
  • Lignocellulose – Lignin & Cellulose
  • Environmental Solutions
  • Yeast as Platform Technology for Bio-based Chemicals
  • Start-up Session

In the tradition of supporting promising technologies and innovative ideas, the Bio-based Materials Conference will again feature two items on its agenda dedicated to this cause:

Start-up Session

The Start-up Session supports young companies with networking and cooperation opportunities and connects them to potential partners from industry and finance. Several start-ups will show their latest development and are looking for industrial partners. Start-ups wishing to participate can send a document presenting their product, process, used feedstock and target markets to Achim Raschka and also highlight the real innovation and the benefits of the product/technology.

Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018″!

For the 11th year in a row, the prestigious Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2018" will be granted to the young, innovative bio-based chemicals and materials industry for finding suitable applications and markets for bio-based products. The focus of the award is on new developments within these areas, which had been launched in 2017 or will be launched in 2018. The advisory board will make a preselection of all applications and narrow the field down to a “Top 6” new materials and products. The final decision will be made by the conference participants after the nominees presented their innovations. Applications are open by end of February 2018.

Exhibition opportunities

The fee of an exhibition booth (6qm) is 500 EUR (excl. 19% VAT). We provide you a table, table cloths, a pin board, a chair and a power connection. You are welcome to use your own booth system. Please submit Mr. Dominik Vogt  your preferred booth number, a printable logo and a company profile.

Source: nova-Institut GmbH


11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials

11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials



nova-Institut GmbH
Chemiepark Knapsack
Industriestr. 300
50354 Hürth

Achim Raschka
Tel.: +49 2233 48 1451

Dominik Vogt
Tel.: +49 2233 48 1449