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October 6 - 12, 2014

European Biotech Week: Celebrating Innovation

The European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953. The first European Biotech Week that took place in 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of this pivotal moment in history.

This momentous occasion opened the door to a better understanding of the world we live in both for scientists and for society.

To provide you with an example, DNA triggered crucial discoveries and deeper knowledge on genes, proteins, viruses, bacteria and stem cells.

Biotech entrepreneurs were able to translate this knowledge into applications for many sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, food, energy, water sanitation and biochemical processing, all of which have changed the world for the better.

Biotech associations are key in helping to maximize the potential of biotechnology. In Europe, the National Associations Council, hosted by EuropaBio, represents 19 national biotech associations that together represent over 1,800 small- and medium-sized biotech companies and organisations.

Upcoming events

Following on from the great success in 2013, the 2nd edition of the European Biotech Week will take place from 6 to 12 October, 2014. Biotech National Associations, in collaboration with companies, academic and government institutions, science museums and the media, will organise events across Europe, including: science cafes for students, company site visits, seminars for journalists and MPs, even jewellery making and theatrical performances about biotechnology and DNA!

No matter if your knowledge of biotech is vast or near to nothing, you will surely find something that sparks your curiosity during European Biotech Week. Find out more by taking a look at what is already planned across Europe below..

If you want to get involved for the 2014 edition from 6th to 12th October, please contact EuropaBio's Communication Manager Rosalind Travers on r.travers{@}

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October 7-8th

European Business Development Conference 2014, Dresden


October 6-8-10th

Nanomedicina, Lecce

In collaborazione con: Associazione di promozione sociale BioBANG, Università del Salento, CHR-NANO

October 6th

Risultati e progressi R&D delle imprese, Colleretto Giacosa

In collaborazione con: Bioindustry Park Silvano Fumero SpA

October 6-8th

Laboratorio, Udine

The focus was on the relationship between DNA and agri-food

In collaborazione con: IGA Technology Services Srl, Istituto di Genomica Applicata

October 7th

Crescita e competitività del Paese: il ruolo delle biotecnologie, Roma

In collaborazione con: EY

October 7th

La Genomica per lo sviluppo di metodi di prevenzione, diagnosi e medicina personalizzata, Pula

In collaborazione con: Sardegna Ricerche

October 7th

Non siamo soli, i microrganismi che vivono con noi, Lodi

In collaborazione con: Parco Tecnologico Padano

October 8th

Live MUSE: eventi in diretta e in streaming con gli scienziati, Trento

In collaborazione con: MUSE – Museo delle Scienze di Trento e Enti di Ricerca del Trentino

October 8th

C’entro anch’io. Biotecnologie: ricerca, scuola e territorio, Trento

In collaborazione con: MUSE – Museo delle Scienze di Trento e Enti di Ricerca del Trentino

October 9th

Le cellule staminali nella medicina rigenerativa: nuove prospettive per la terapia delle patologie dell’invecchiamento, Chieti

In collaborazione con: Fondazione Università G. D’Annunzio

October 9th

I prodotti medicinali per Terapie Avanzate: aspetti clinici e prospettive per il loro sviluppo clinic, Roma

In collaborazione con: Istituto Superiore di Sanità

October 9th

Percorsi di studio e formazione professionale nel settore delle biotecnologie, Sassari

In collaborazione con: Università di Sassari – Corso di studi in Biotecnologie

October 10th

Le biotecnologie che usiamo quotidianamente, Bologna

In collaborazione con: Minerva Associazione di Divulgazione Scientifica e ANBI

October 10th

FutureCamp Europe Bio-agrofood, Milano

In collaborazione con: Women and Technologies, Associazione Donne e Tecnologie.

October 10th

Le sfide e le incognite della ricerca e sviluppo di nuove terapie geniche o cellular,Milano

In collaborazione con: Molmed

October 10th

“Giornalista per un giorno” concorso, Campoverde

In collaborazione con: Abbvie, Scuole Superiori

October 10th

Nel nostro DNA. Come conoscere il nostro DNA può aiutarci a vivere megli, Bergamo

In collaborazione con: Parco Tecnologico Padano, CASVIPLAB, Bergamo Scienza, Genessere

October 10th

Biotech Lab, Milano(for general public)

In collaborazione con: Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

October 11th

Raccontare la scienza, istruzioni per l’uso, Lodi

In collaborazione con: ANBI, Parco Tecnologico Padano, Scientific Cast, Italbiotec, Prometeus Magazine

United Kingdom

October 7th

UK Bioscience Forum

Organised by the BIA


October 7th

‘Swiss Biotech Fall Day’, Yverdon-les-Bains  


TEDD Annual Meeting, Wädenswil 

European Biotech Week: Participating Biotech Associations

Ricardo Gent,
Chair, National Associations Council, EuropaBio
Director of the German Association of Biotechnology Industries (DIB)

Rosalind Travers
Manager Communications and National Associations, EuropaBio
E: r.travers[at]
T: +32.2.739.1173