What works and why - successful implementations of industrial bioeconomy


Parallel Workshops I, 19th April, 11:35 - 13:35 / Track: Industry



    • Yoshiyuki Fujishima, Director Strategic Planning Department, Japan Bioindustry Association, Temporary NEDO Expert
    • Matthias Braun, Executive Director Industrial Affairs Chemistry & Biotechnology, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, Chair of the board of DIB



    • Ricardo Gent, Deutsche Industrieverinigung Biotechnologie (DIB)



    Bio-intelligent value adding bears potential for disruptive innovations in manufacturing. As a possible combination of the digital and biological transformation it may severely change the design and handling of production processes and its products. Within this workshop we present latest findings of two recent studies: (1) a major Fraunhofer analysis on possible scenarios, fields of action, potentials, and demand of a biological transformation of the manufacturing industry through an interactive sounding board approach plus (2) a groundbreaking review from the International Academy for Production Engineering (College International pour la Recherche en Productique, CIRP) introducing the principle of biological transformation in engineering. The concept and its potential will be commented and challenged by senior experts from the biotech industry. Expected outcome is the validation of potential and a global perspective of bio-intelligent value adding in the manufacturing sector.

    Key Topics

    Successful realization, bio-based manufacturing, potential models for industry sectors, obstacles, shift from fossil to bio-base.


    The workshop format will include brief presentations by speakers from industry who will provide examples of successful realizations of bio-based manufacturing and why it worked. The subsequent panel and plenary discussion will provide the opportunity to discuss the insights provided by the speakers in greater depth.

    11:35 – 11:45 Introduction by the Co-Chairs

    11:45 – 13:00 Presentations, 15 min each Chemical Industry (Bioplastic) Pharmaceutical Industry Chemical Industry (Biobased Chemicals) Biotech Industry Chemical Industry (Degradable Plastic)

    13:00 – 13:30 Panel & plenary discussion, guided by moderator

    13:30 – 13:35 Closing remarks by the Co-Chairs