EuropaBio, Europe’s leading life sciences industry association, kicks off 2021 celebrations to mark its foundation a quarter of a century ago. The anniversary has the mission to celebrate the most significant scientific and commercial advances in European biotechnology for each of the last 25 years.
During the year, EuropaBio, together with its members and partners, will nominate the most impactful cross-sector developments and showcase how they have impacted society and the environment.
The 25 years of scientific advances will be amplified through webinars, interviews and reviews discussing some of the key drivers of biotechnology. The year will end with a gala evening in Brussels and presentation of the 2021 SME Award from EuropaBio.
A dedicated website at www.europabio25.org will host the showcased scientific and business breakthroughs for biotechnology, nominated by members, and will house all activities to be shared with the biotech community.
Dr Claire Skentelbery, Director General of EuropaBio, commented “2021 is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the immense scientific and societal advances through biotechnology since 1996. This year, of all years, shows the vital role that biotech plays in a healthy society, while the Green Deal brings biotech to the heart of the drive towards a sustainable planet”.
EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, promotes an innovative and dynamic European biotechnology industry. EuropaBio and its members are committed to the socially responsible use of biotechnology to improve quality of life, to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure diseases, to improve the quality and quantity of food and feedstuffs and to move towards a biobased and zero-waste economy. EuropaBio represents corporate and associate members across sectors, plus national and regional biotechnology associations which, in turn, represent over 1800 biotech SMEs.