Thessaloniki, Greece, became the vibrant hub of bioeconomy innovation during the European Food Biomass and Bioeconomy Summit held on May 22nd and 23rd. The summit, co-organized by EIT Food and leading European projects B-Resilient, BioeconomyVentures, and Model2Bio, successfully fostered collaboration and advancement in sustainable resource utilization and the transition to a circular bioeconomy.

The event showcased an impressive lineup of inspiring presentations, thought-provoking roundtable discussions, and engaging interactive sessions, covering diverse topics such as food security, sustainable agriculture, biotechnology, and circular economy. Over 100 influential opinion leaders, investors, and innovators in the bioeconomy field attended, gaining valuable insights into revalorization of traditional and new value chains, while discovering groundbreaking startups poised to revolutionize the food industry.

Participants were also treated to exclusive visits to CERTH-Inab and Biogas Lagada S.A, local companies at the forefront of biomass research, providing firsthand exposure to cutting-edge advancements in the field.

Thessaloniki served as an exceptional platform for networking, enabling attendees to explore new business opportunities, exchange knowledge and ideas, and forge synergistic and strategic collaborations. The summit facilitated fruitful connections and nurtured an environment of innovation and growth.

The European Food and Biomass Summit remains committed to driving progress towards a more sustainable and circular bioeconomy. According to the European Commission’s projections, this transformative industry is poised to create approximately 400,000 new green jobs in Europe by 2035, with a particular focus on rural areas. By championing the bioeconomy, the summit contributes to a greener future and a thriving economy.