The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) will be hosting its next two webinars in its Bioeconomy Cluster Builder series. These are:

  • Sustainable Materials for Packaging (24 Sept)
  • Net Zero Chemical Manufacturing (20 October)

The purpose of this webinar series is to support companies working in the biotechnology field in Scotland and forms a key part of the Bioeconomy Cluster Builder Project’s work to help deliver the National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology in Scotland.

The next webinar on Sustainable Materials for Packaging will include contributions from stakeholders including packaging users and a biomaterials SME to help biotechnology companies working in this space understand the full life cycle impact and material requirements.

The agenda for the 24 September webinar is as follows:

14:00 – Housekeeping and introduction to the Bioeconomy Cluster Builder – Dana Heldt (KTN) and Russell Clarke (IBioIC)

14:05 – David Newman (BBIA (Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association))

14:20 – Charlie Bavington (Oceanium)

14:35 – Rikki Speakman (Diageo)

14:50 – Martin Murray (Dunnet Bay Distillers)

15:05 – Funding update from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge and KTN – Matthew Reeves (KTN)

15:15 – Panel discussion and Q&A

15.30 – End

In October, IBioIC will be exploring the innovation opportunities to accelerate Net Zero Chemical Manufacturing. This webinar will lead to an interactive brokerage event which will identify exciting and collaborative market-led projects to accelerate our Net Zero ambitions.

You can find out more about the Bioeconomy Cluster Builder here:

You can get more information about IBioIC’s upcoming webinars, and register, here: