2.7 – Biotechnologies and biomaterials

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767162.

Pillar 2: Innovative industry for citizens

Session 2.7 – Biotechnologies and biomaterials

31 October 2018, 14:30-15:30, room STRAUSS 2

Fostering research within biotechnologies and biomaterials can bring high impact for society and, in parallel, offer new opportunities to industry. This session will look at research developments in biotechnology as well as the potential development in biomaterials and their role for new applications. The biological processes have high development potential to foster applications helping to match societal needs as well as opening new markets, while using sustainable biomaterials (e.g. nano-cellulose).

Please find below the speakers (in alphabetical order), who will contribute to this session:

  • Bridging the gap between science and industry
    Adolfo Benedito Borrás, AIMPLAS
  • Biotechnology and convergent technologies for efficient biomanufacturing
    Marileen Dogterom, University of Delft
  • Emerging chemistry and material engineering to produce biocompatible, bioactive and bioresponsive biomaterials
    Pamela Habibović, Maastricht University
  • Solutions for resource and energy efficient cellulose-based materials in electrical insulation, and beyond
    Heli Kangas, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Moderator: Pamela Habibović, Maastricht University

Rapporteur: Mara Weiß

Adolfo Benedito Borrás

Synthesis Dpt.

Marileen Dogterom

University of Delft

Pamela Habibovic

Chair Department of Instructive Biomaterials Engineering
Maastricht University; MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine

Heli Kangas

Research team leader, project manager, VTT
Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd