Industrial Biotechnology Showcase – could your business benefit?

The Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF) is an industry led and Government sponsored initiative to drive a bio-economy in the UK. The IBLF delivery team, led by the Knowledge Transfer Network with partners NNFCC, are organising a second IB Showcase, 11-12th February 2015 in London focusing on innovative companies and new technologies whilst providing a forum for knowledge exchange and networking.

Inventya is proud to join the IBLF Awards sponsor line-up. The IBLF Awards is a new business competition for early stage biotech SMEs focusing on a biobased technology or process and seeking to raise their profile and access resources to springboard their business.

Apply today to win a free delegate pass to the Industrial Biotechnology Showcase (worth £300; 11-12 Feb 2015) plus a £10,000 voucher to redeem against one of the services below.

Application process

If you think your business would benefit from any of the below services then send us a video pitch. Be creative, catch our attention and you could be invited to tell us more at the Industrial Biotechnology Showcase where there will be a Dragon’s Den style session we are calling the ‘IB Den’. This is your chance to pitch your business and tell us why you need the service you are pitching for to a panel of investors, industry leaders and an expected 400+ delegation. You do not need to decide on which service you want until you win.

This is a great opportunity for you to raise your profile and gain key insights from the investor and business community.

How to apply

1. Create a 2 minute video pitch: tell us about your company, what type of service you require (if you know) and why. What added value will this award have to your business?

Submit your video online by 28th November 2014 here

Your video will be assessed by a panel of investors and industry leaders. The short list will be invited to stage 2.

2. Oral pitch (5 minutes) in a Dragons Den-style session at the Industrial Biotechnology Showcase conference on 12th February 2015 and your chance to expand on your video pitch and present your business case in an oral presentation to the same panel of investors and industry leaders


  • A biotech start-up focusing on using bioprocessing, biocatalysis, or biomass for the production of chemicals, biomaterials, energy or bioactives; or technology aimed at supporting such industries (e.g. analytical, synthetic biology, omics etc.)
  • UK registered
  • Less than 12 months since registration or pre-revenue

Work on algae?

Funding from NERC has been ring-fenced to support start-ups whose business focuses on algae as an ecosystem service – essentially any activity using micro- or macro- algae for the benefit of humans (e.g. biofuel, bioenergy, food, bioremediation, nutraceuticals etc).

For more information visit http://ibts.meeting-mojo.com/