I10:15 – 11:45

The Learnings of H2020 and the Forecast to “Horizon Europe” (FP9)

How did the 8th framework program of the European commission perform so far and what are the learnings for “Horizon Europe”? Experts will provide more information on the upcoming episode of European research and innovation projects, with a special focus on biotechnology. Use the opportunity, take part and gain your competitive advantage for your future proposals.

Birgit Steininger (FFG)
Nelo Emerencia (BIC, EC)
Special Session
II10:15 – 11:45

KETBIO EU Project Partnering

KETBIO onsite partnering is an innovation biotechnology matchmaking to meet cooperation partners. Whether you are looking for an investor, a business developer from industry or a researcher who has marketable results, KETBIO is the platform to make a first contact with potential partners. Identify cooperation partners on the basis of your needs and arrange an onsite and online meeting. The platform is already open, so schedule your meetings beforehand and look for interesting contacts today. All you need to do is register for ESIB conference 2019 and join us @ketbio.
Special Session
III10:15 – 11:45

Journal of Biotechnology (Elsevier) Introduction Session

Journal of Biotechnology (Elsevier) is one of the premier Journals focused on most Aspects of Biotechnology. 10 out of the 12 Editors of the Journal as well as Publishing Editor Dr. Lynn Sherrer from Elsevier will be present at ESIB 2019. In this session, each of the Editors will introduce their topic briefly, followed by a presentation of the Technical Editor on how to successfully submit a paper to the Journal. Afterwards there will be a question and answers session with audience participation.
Special Session
Registration Reception & Poster Session

Welcome Address:

Mathias Drexler (CEO acib)
Bernd Nidetzky (CSO acib)


What are the burning issues in an ever-changing scientific landscape? What are the challenges that need to be addressed for the future development of industrial biotechnology and bioeconomy? Take part in discussing the most promising trends in science.
01a13:00 – 14:30

Trends in Biotechnology

Jay Keasling (Univ. California, Berkley)
Christopher Savile (Willow Biosciences)

Supported by University of Graz, Vice-Rectorate for Research

Coffee Break & Poster Session
01b15:00 – 16:45

Next Generation Industrial Biotechnology

George Guo-Qiang Chen (Tsinghua University)
Akihiko Kondo (Kobe University)
Yasuhisa Asano (Toyama Prefectural University)
Coffee Break & Poster Session
01c17:15 – 18:30

Trends in Pharma Industry

Hanspeter Rottensteiner (Gene Therapy, Takeda)
Stefan Krahulec (Boehringer Ingelheim)
0218:30 – 19:30

Podium Discussion "Next Generation Bioproduction"


Chilling Life Science

Dom im Berg