European Biotech WeekVan Derden
Telling the Story of Biotechnology, 24-30 September
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 15 national biotech associations that together represent over 1,800 small- and medium-sized biotech companies and organisations.
Any organisation that is active in or cares about biotech can get involved and raise awareness of the field across Europe in whatever way it best fits their mission and resources. Past participants include associations, universities, cultural and research centers, government institutions, schools, large and small biotech companies, science museums, but also individuals such as students, patients and farmers.
Join the European Biotech Week and put your event on the map!
This is an open and inclusive initiative which is entirely free of charge and not driven by any commercial interest. Participating organizers can ask for European Biotech Week gadgets to be sent to their preferred location ahead of their events/activities.