PROGRESS, short for Priorities for Addressing Opportunities and Gaps of Industrial Biotechnology for an Efficient Use of Funding Resources, is a European Commission funded H2020 project for Industrial Biotechnology (IB) aiming to support and accelerate the deployment of IB in the EU industry by identifying high-value opportunities for IB and proposing actions to address them successfully.

The final one-day conference brings together experts to discuss the current status and future of industrial biotechnology in Europe. Besides introducing the outcomes of the project, the objective is to allow further networking and enhance the broader awareness to the EU community at large on opportunities and gaps in industrial biotechnology.

In the morning, delegates will first be provided with a number of keynote speeches by the project coordinator and the European Commission, industry and academia representatives that will set the scene and point to key aspects for R&D&I policy for industrial biotechnology from their perspective. In the afternoon, the programme will continue in parallel sessions and an overview of the project will be given by the project coordinator, zooming in on the key results and recommendations, followed by a discussion round.

More information about the PROGRESS project and final conference: http://www.progress-bio.eu/progress-bio/

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