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The BIOVEGEN Science-Business Session held at the XVII Plant Molecular Biology Meeting!

On July 4, 2024, BIOVEGEN organized a new Science-Business Session, which took place within the framework of the XVII Plant Molecular Biology Meeting, held on July 3, 4 and 5, 2024 in Castellón de la Plana .

The BIOVEGEN Science-Business Session aroused the interest of more than 100 researchers and companies in the sector, and had the participation of 6 entities, which showed both the technological demands of agrobiotech companies and the financing opportunities for science-business R&D. With all this, the session generated the ideal environment to promote collaboration between the private sector and the main researchers in plant molecular biology, with the aim of responding to the current challenges of agriculture, using plant biotechnology and knowledge as tools. scientist.


  • 5:30 p.m. Welcome and introduction to the session
  • 5:40 p.m. Block 1. Biotechnology driving/demanding companies
    • AVASA: the varietal innovation and certification system in citrus fruits. Jose Cuenca. Director
    • ANECOOP: Molecular biology and other biotechnological tools for production and marketing. Victoria Ibáñez, director of biotechnology ANC-Biotech
    • GCM CITRUS BIOTEC: citrus improvement. Magda Cervera, Laboratory Director
    • NAWTER DISCOVERY: from the work to the field and beyond. Solutions for sustainable agriculture. Juan Carlos del Pozo. Scientific advisor
  • 6:25 p.m. Block 2. Financing of science-business R&D
    •  IVACE+I: regional aid for plant innovation. Victoria Gómez Galdón, head of the Innovation Unit
    • SWAN LAAB: agrotechnology investment fund. Nora Alonso, partner and investment director of the Agri-Food Tech Fund
  • 6:55 p.m. Questions and discussion
  • 7:00 p.m. Conclusions and closing