Pitch Perfect and Boost the European Bioeconomy 2021

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Organiser: This event receives funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 837890, 101023200, 101023260 and 101023664.

Event type: international

Description: itch Perfect and Boost the European Bioeconomy 2021 A one day physical event of intense cross-border pitching, matchmaking and networking in the heart of Europe 28 September 2021, 10 am – 5 pm Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel This pitching, matchmaking and networking event brings together the networks of six important bioeconomy platforms: Pilots4U, Tech4Biowaste, BioeconomyVentures, Smartbox, Waste2Func and Bio Base Connect. As such, we can guarantee a diverse attendance reaching from investors, SMEs, start-ups, about-to-be start-ups, scale-ups, large companies, research organisations, technology providers to organisations offering relevant innovation services such as access to finance, scale-up trials, application testing, business plan writing, feedstock analysis, life cycle assessment, social acceptance, etc. Participants are invited to submit a pitch application for a 6 minutes pitch. As we are organising 6 pitch sessions of 90 minutes each, we are looking for at least 66 inspiring pitches. Not to exclude any interesting developments, pitch categories are not defined upon registration but should be relevant for further development of the bioeconomy. The matchmaking are one-on-one meetings of 15 minutes aimed at finding new partners. The scheduling of these meetings will be supported by an online matchmaking system, easy to use on a smartphone or laptop.

Application sectors:

Cleaning and hygiene, personal care and cosmetics, health and biomedical

Textile products, clothing, sports and toys

Food packaging, disposable tablewear

Biofuels and bioenergy

Building, construction and restoration, paintings, decorations and furniture

Nutraceuticals, environmental bioregulation and biological sensors


Topics of discussion:

Market/business development

Consumers’ awareness and information, trust building

Supporting strategies, regulatory frameworks legislation and standards at EU and national levels

Supporting environment (Infrastructures, intermediaires, new business opportunities)

Regional/Local development



A1 – Find first customers

A2 – Specify Unique Selling Points (USP)

A3 – Up-scaling

B2 – Changes in purchase habits

B3 – Increase the Adoption

C2 – Introduce EU and national incentives

C3 – Release standardization

D1 – Improve the ecosystem to enhance business cases

D2 – B2B users as frontrunners

D3 – Increase sustainable 2G feed stock for b2b products

E1 – Enhance local bio-economy strategies & action plans

E2 – Boost local deployment








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