Atlantic Canadian Bioeconomy Conference Evolves into a Stronger Regional Partnership

Andrew Byrne March 1, 2021

 

 

 

March 1st, 2021 – For 8 years, BioNB and several strategic partners have held Atlantic BIOCON, Atlantic Canada’s premier bioeconomy conference. Today, we are pleased to announce that we will maximize our efforts to advance the regional bioeconomy by partnering with Nova Scotia Innovation Hub, CCNB-INNOV and IGNITE Atlantic. Instead of a single in-person conference in the spring, this year the BIOCON partnership will host a number of focused interactive events that will promote collaboration and increase awareness of the sustainable innovation taking place within Atlantic Canada.

As we began planning our in-person BIOCON 2020 event, the four regional partners pivoted to a digital format so that we could ensure the bioeconomy remains top of mind as it is critical to help our region’s business community “Build Back Better”. BIOCON 2020 presented a Virtual Speaker Series held once a month from June to November with innovative leaders in several industries such as anessa biogas and Outcast Foods that contribute to the growth and awareness of the benefits of the bioeconomy as a unique window of opportunity.

BIOCON 2021 will kick off not with an in-person event, but with a student research poster competition where innovators will be able to present their creative research projects virtually to our panel of expert judges for the chance to win our grand prize. The session will be held on April 30th and will be organized into two tiers, Undergraduate/College and Graduate students. The winner in each tier will receive $500!

Student bioeconomy researchers will be able to apply to present a poster HERE. Initial Expressions of Interest are due March 15th, 2021 and finalists will be notified by March 19th.

If you have any questions about BIOCON, BioNB and our partners, or about the bioeconomy, don’t hesitate to reach out to BioNB’s Andrew Byrne and abyrne@bionb.org

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