Start-ups and Academia

Why start-ups and academia should attend:


the intricacies of the bioeconomy to sharpen your business case and planning


about the challenges of securing IP & working with investors whilst also growing your business


extensive new industry connections to create awareness and promote your product or innovation


with the most relevant investors and partners to take your business to the next level

Key sessions

  • Bio-Stars and investment trends
    24th March – 16:00 – 17:30
  • Using synthetic biology to increase efficiency and develop new products
    24th March – 13:45 – 14:45
  • Building winning partnerships and accelerating your commercial platforms
    24th March – 15:45 – 16:45

Key speakers

Chad Frischmann

Chad Frischmann

Vice President & Research Director, Project Drawdown
George May

George May

Co-Director and Chief Commercial Officer, bio-bean
Matti Heikklia

Matti Heikklia

CTO, MetGen Oy

If you are part of a start-up looking for exposure to the bio-economy value chain and eagle eyed green investors… look no further than Bio-Stars!

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Confirmed attending companies

  • Being a Bio-Star at World Bio Markets 2019 was a great opportunity for our young company. The people in attendance were a concentrated selection of inspiring and useful contacts with some of these contacts now firm partners in the work we are doing today. The bio-materials industry can often be made of close regional communities with this event expanding this intinationally whilst maintaining the passion and dedication the smaller communities often show.
    Rob Nicoll, Co-Founder, Chip[s] Board
  • We were fortunate enough to take part in the Bio-Stars program at World Bio Markets 2019. As a new start-up, the opportunity to be showcased at the event was fantastic for us. We were having interesting conversations throughout the event, heard lots of interesting and thought-provoking talks and sessions, as well as making some key connections that have had a huge impact on the business. We highly recommend young companies to apply to take part!
    Peter Orrell, Founder & CEO, MycoNourish
  • Being involved with the World Bio Markets, and more specifically being named a Bio All-Star has helped give our business start-up much-needed credibility and press coverage. I'd like to thank everyone at Bio Market Insights for their support!
    Mike Feazel, CEO, Roof Maxx Technologies, LLC
  • World Bio Markets gives an opportunity to hear from and network with delegates from large brands to small start-ups from across the bioeconomy with a common goal of a more sustainable future.
    Joyce Bennett, Project Manager, DETOX Project, University of York
  • Great place to network with representatives from all part of the value chain
    Åsa Ek, CEO, Cellutech
  • Great event with a maximum of valuable contacts in two days.
    Michel Manach, Business Development, Toulouse White Biotechnology
  • World Bio Markets is a great place to do networking and business intelligence regarding status within the bioeconomy
    Ulf Westerberg, Innovation Manager, Pitea Science Park Bothnia Bioindustries Cluster

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Start-ups & academics can register at 50% off

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