Discover our first speakers ...
We will host int Arras on June 20th
Philippe WILLEMS, Belgique
Co-founder and director of Orineo, a Belgian company that develops adhesives and biosourced materials from co-products and whose renewable content reaches 75-80%.
Daniele COLOMBO, Italy
Vanguard Initiative is a network of European regions dedicated to advancing industrial innovations in Europe. The Bioeconomy pilot project explores synergies in the new bio-based value chains across regions, promoting interregional cooperation and exchange of information and ideas.
Jan NOORDEGRAAF, Netherlands
Synbra Technology acts as the technology center and producer of raw materials for the Synbra Group, ensuring that all products have a positive impact throughout their life cycle. Their BioFoam has received the Cradle to Cradletm certification, becoming the first biobased foam to receive this certification. The BioFoam can either be remoulded after use or completely biodegraded, composted or used for feedstock or recycling.
Paolo STUFANO, Italy
Searching for the best way to give a personal contribution to a sustainable development model, Paolo co-founded EggPlant with Domenico Centrone and Vito Carofiglio to reverse the paradigm of waste in plastic and food value-chains by developing a new process for the production of bio-plastic from agro-food wastewater.
Manfred KIRCHER, Germany
With more than 30 years’ experience in chemical industry and bioeconomy, Manfred Kircher works on regional as well as international bioeconomy strategies. Since 2014, he joined KADIB, a company consulting on important and comprehensive aspects of industrial bioeconomy.
Stefano BABBINI, Italy
Environmental Engineer active in the Clean Tech and Bio-Economy sectors, Stefano co-founded Mycoplast in 2015 with the aim of developing innovative products from a natural technology following the principle of circular economy. Mycoplast uses the mycelium (fungi roots) as natural glue to develop bio-composites, thus valorizing agro-industrial wastes and co-products.
Daphna NISSENBAUM, Israel
Daphna is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tipa, a breakthrough company that offers a viable alternative to flexible packaging for food and non-food. Its packaging has the same mechanical properties as ordinary plastic and is fully compostable.
Paul HUDMAN, UK
Paul is a trained biologist working with IBioIC to create and facilitate collaboration between Industry and Academia within the various fields of Industrial Biotechnology and create synergies in Scotland.
We will host in Amiens on June 21st
Brianna McGuire has founded Foodful.ly, a mobile application which reduces household food waste by alerting the consumer when the purchased items are about to get spoiled and by proposing recipes with the concerned items. By empowering the consumer, Foodful.ly is changing our food practices leading to less food waste, money savings and better nutrition.
Tom BOOTHE, France
President and co-founder of La Louve, a cooperative and collaborative supermarket where customers are also managers of the 1,500 m² store. The concept is imported from the United States.
Damien HUYSMANS, Belgium
He founded with his wife, The Green Kow Company, to introduce edible insects into the human diet in Europe.
It was the first company in Europe to offer products containing large-scale insects. Everyday, delicious, nutritious and environmentally friendly products.
Christophe RUPP-DAHLEM, France
At Roquette since 1990, Christophe Rupp-Dahlem managed many innovative programs related to bio-based products before assuming is current role, to lead the Public Affairs activities for the Roquette group worldwide. Christophe Rupp-Dahlem is also Honorary President of the Plant Based Chemistry Association (ACDV) which gathers 50 industrial actors along the value chain of the Plant Based Chemistry in France (www.chimieduvegetal.com).
Nicolas CHABANNE, France
is a specialist in the alternative distribution of agricultural products. Already co-founder of the labels "Le petit producteur" and "Les gueules cassées", he launched in November 2016 the brand of the consumer "C'est qui le patron ?! " which allows consumers to define together the product specifications. The first product co-elaborated, a bottle of milk that meets the quality requirements of the consumer and gives a fairer price to the producer.
Thierry Lebrun, France
With the Call for Applications “Innovate to develop people demand for plant-based proteins products”, the Village by CA Nord de France and its partners want to accelerate the development of start-ups bringing innovations, be it at the nutritional, environmental, taste or cultural level.
Guy LEMOINE, France
Guy Lemoine is in charge of implementing the sustainable development strategy of the Advitam group which is based on five pillars: energy efficiency, responsible products, local development, human capital and upstream agriculture.
Xavier JOLY, France
An agri-food engineer, he has been involved in agricultural and agri-food sectors for over 20 years.
He intervenes on behalf of companies and professional organizations, and in support of territorial policies on the implementation of sustainable development approaches. His experience in animal production complements this expertise.
Julien MOTTET, France
Julien Mottet is in charge of sustainable development at the Agroé agro-food excellence cluster. He is a graduate of the Supélec School and AgroParistech and has worked in France and the USA. His areas of expertise are food processing, modeling, life cycle approach, responsible resources management, sustainable development and CSR.
Christophe BUISSET, France
Christophe BUISSET is the President of the Hauts de France Regional Chamber of Agriculture and a cereal farmer in the Somme region on a farm of 175 hectares.