Conference Notes Events

Bio-Based Chemicals Investments and Partnerships

To take solutions from concept to product, finding the right partners and investors is key. To stimulate large scale growth, investment is required. In the bio-economy this can stem from a number of sources including; venture capital, private investors, family funds, crowd sourcing and local, national and intgernational grants.

Marcel van Berkel, Project Director, Bio-based Delta

Bio-Based Chemicals Investments and Partnerships

Case study: BBI JU: how the public-private partnership is shifting the gear in European bio-based industries sector

Philippe Mengal

Philippe MengalBio-Based Chemicals Investments and Partnerships

Bio-Based Chemicals Investments and PartnershipsBio-Based Chemicals Investments and Partnerships

Bio-Based Chemicals Investments and Partnerships

Bio-Based Chemicals Investments and Partnerships

Bio-Based Chemicals Investments and Partnerships

Bio-Based Chemicals Investments and Partnerships

Working with partners across a complex value chain

Sean Sutcliffe

  • The bio-based value chain is complex and it takes multiple stages to reach commercial fruition. This session will explore what it takes to build relationships with feedstocks suppliers, logistics providers, other polymer producers, and end users.
  • Sean Sutcliffe, CEO, Green Biologics

Sean Sutcliffe

Bio-Based Chemicals Investments and Partnerships

Investing and partnering to deliver new and innovative offerings

Marc den Hartog

  • Open for business: why Corbion is open to partnerships and joint ventures
  • The Terravia investment: reasons for the decision and where will we go next?
  • Investments and partnerships as a means to disruptive innovations
  • Marc den Hartog, Executive Vice President Biobased Innovations, Corbion

 

Finding the right chemical platforms and building blocks for your business

Darcy Prather

  • Evaluating the properties of well-established and new chemical building blocks.
  • Which building blocks are most available?
  • Balancing price versus performance in choosing suppliers and partners.
  • Darcy Prather, President, Kalion Inc.

Partnering for competitive advantage

Virginia Klausmeier

  • What should partners and investors bring to the table beyond finance?
  • Finding the right partners and investors to fill skills and technology gaps
  • Having realistic expectations from your partners.
  • Virginia Klausemeier, Chief Executive Officer, Sylvatex

Getting the most out of investments and partnerships to expand your business at the right time

Josko Bobanovic

  • What are some of the most common mistakes in pitching for investment?
  • What makes a good investment prospect?
  • Choosing the best investment partner for your needs.
  • Josko Bobanovic, Partner, Sofinnova Partners

Josko BobanovicBio-Based Chemicals Investments and Partnerships

Panel discussion: Making partnerships work

  • How should you choose the right partners for your needs?
  • How can we make global partnerships work?
  • Successfully attracting investors for new projects
  • Negotiating terms of investment and communicating effectively
  • What makes an attractive proposition for investment?
  • Alternative finance. Where else can you go?
  • Panelists:
    • Sean Sutcliffe, CEO, Green Biologics
    • Josko Bobanovic, Partner, Sofinnova Partners
    • Virginia Klausemeier, Chief Executive Officer, Sylvatex
    • Darcy Prather, President, Kalion Inc.
    • Philippe Mengal, Executive Director, Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)
    • Mari Granstrom, Business Development Manager, AVA Biochem
    • Marc den Hartog, Executive Vice President Biobased Innovations, Corbion