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Session “Biotechnology for the challenges of the agricultural sector”




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Session “Biotechnology for the challenges of the agricultural sector”

April 11, 2024. Madrid

The General Assembly of BIOVEGEN partners will be held next Thursday April 11, 2024 starting at 10:00 a.m. in hybrid format at the CEOE headquarters (c/ Diego de León 50 -28006- Madrid). The Assembly will be exclusive for BIOVEGEN members.

At 12:00 p.m. will be presented session “Biotechnology for the challenges of the agricultural sector”. This day, in face-to-face format, aims to show the potential of new genomic tools and biotechnologies to address the challenges of the agri-food sector. Additionally, they will detail financing opportunities public and private, as well as tools collaboration development Science-Business. The Session will be open to the entire sector. Assistance will be a priority for BIOVEGEN partners.

The session will also allow participating professionals to maintain bilateral meetings between bidders and demanders of biotechnology, in previously scheduled meetings that will take place throughout the day in the spaces of networking enabled. The event currently has more than 150 registered professionals from 100 entities in the sector.


10:00 a.m. BIOVEGEN General Assembly (HYBRID session. Exclusive for BIOVEGEN members)

11:30 a.m. Coffee networking

12:00 p.m. Session “Biotechnology for the challenges of the agricultural sector” (PRESENTIAL Session. Open to the entire sector. Priority assistance for BIOVEGEN partners)

  • Marcos Martínez. Head of the Digitalization and Innovation Area, CEOE
  • José Pellicer. President, BIOVEGEN

12:10 p.m. NGT crops in the EU – Legislative situation and perspectives

  • Ana Judith Martín. Secretary of the CIOMG, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

12:35 p.m. Genome editing techniques and nanoparticles for bioinputs: the case of HRB

  • Gabino Sánchez. Business Development Manager, HUDSON RIVER BIOTECHNOLOGY

1:00 p.m. Application of NGT in crops of interest

  • Juan José Ripoll. Scientific Advisor, CRISPR QC

1:35 p.m. Financing for agrobiotechnology

  • Overview of national and European funds for agricultural innovation. Marina García Vicente. European Projects Office, CEOE
  • SWANLAAB, the investment fund for agrobiotech. Xana Belastegui. General Partner of the Agri-Food Tech Fund, SWANLAAB VENTURE FACTORY 

2:15 p.m. FRUIT & BIOTECH ATTRACTION 2024: promoting technological development in the agricultural sector

  • FRUIT ATTRACTION 2024. Maria José Sánchez. Director FRUIT ATTRACTION
  • BIOTECH ATTRACTION 2024. Gonzaga Ruiz de Gauna. BIOVEGEN Manager

2:30 p.m. Conclusions and closing

2:45 p.m. Cocktail networking

4:00 p.m. Meetings b2b