The European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953. The first European Biotech Week that took place in 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of this pivotal moment in history.
DNA triggered crucial discoveries
This momentous occasion opened the door to a better understanding of the world we live in both for scientists and for society.
To provide you with an example, DNA triggered crucial discoveries and deeper knowledge on genes, proteins, viruses, bacteria and stem cells.
Biotech changed the world for the better
Biotech entrepreneurs were able to translate this knowledge into applications for many sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, food, energy, water sanitation and biochemical processing, all of which have changed the world for the better.
Helping to maximize the potential
Biotech associations are key in helping to maximize the potential of biotechnology.
In Europe, the National Associations Council, hosted by EuropaBio, represents 20 national biotech associations that together represent over 2,300 small- and medium-sized biotech companies and organisations.
The European Biotech Week takes place annually around the month of October. This year you can join us, either by partaking in, or organising an event any time from September 25 to October 01, 2023. Take a look in the events section of this website to find out more about events taking place near you!
If you are looking to plan any events, large or small, for the European Biotech Week, we’d be happy to hear from you! You can submit an event on our website or contact the European Biotech Week coordinators directly. You can take a look at previous events for inspiration!
Events take place all across Europe every year. Please see the Events section to see all the participating countries in Europe.
If you want to get involved and organise your own event for the European Biotech Week, please express your interest through the ‘get involved’ section of our website, or by sending an e-mail to our team.
If you don’t have time to organise an event this year, you can also help us by promoting some of the events on your website, blog, social media channels or any other means. You can find everything you need here. If you have any questions about this, feel free to contact us.
Powered by EuropaBio
EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, represents corporate and associate members across sectors, plus national and regional biotechnology associations (which, in turn, represent over 2600 biotech companies).
Two main segments of Biotechnology are represented through EuropaBio’s sectoral councils, which work to promote an innovative and dynamic European biotechnology industry: Healthcare Biotechnology and Industrial Biotechnology.
EuropaBio and its members are committed to the socially responsible use of biotechnology to improve quality of life, to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure diseases, to improve the quality and quantity of food and feedstuffs and to move towards a biobased and zero-waste economy.