European Biotech Week gathered further momentum in 2018 with 136 events taking place this year in 18 countries, which came together to celebrate the benefits of biotech. The events attracted a broad range of participants, from researchers and professionals to curious students, across all age groups. Initiatives throughout the week were as diverse as the organisers themselves. They included conferences, workshops, hands on laboratories, exhibitions and open-door days with companies, research institutes and museums. Some of the highlights are captured on a ’best of’ video here.
In Brussels, EuropaBio hosted a week-long exhibition, highlighting the role of biotech in delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which took on Place Luxembourg, in the heart of Europe’s capital. The opening of the exhibition was hosted by MEP Christofer Fjellner and was attended by policymakers, scientists, industry peers and a large number of students.
“Biotechnology is delivering solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and European Biotech Week enables us to show and share this great potential with society and the local communities. It’s great for us to see how this initiative is raising awareness and stimulating curiosity, especially amongst young people, about the benefits of biotech, innovation and science in general. We have a fantastic capacity for scientific excellence and innovation in the EU and we all have a role to play in maintaining and developing this. about innovation, science and technology across Europe. “, said Joanna Dupont-Inglis, EuropaBio’s Secretary General.