A look back at BIOKET 2024

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A look back at BIOKET 2024

Launched in 2018 by B4C, the BIOKET congress responds to a strong expectation on the part of stakeholders in the bioeconomy: to offer a place for exchanges on key technologies for transforming biomass into high value-added products, whether for the energy, biobased chemistry, cosmetics or food sectors… With over 550 participants, around 100 speakers and more than 1,000 BtoB meetings, the 2024 edition, held in Reims, in the Grand Est Region from March 19 to 21, marks a record edition of this key bioeconomy event.


Dive into the heart of the event that captivated us for 3 days

BIOKET 2024, a record edition:

68 exhibitors with varied profiles: research, academic, technical, decision-makers, investors.
18 themed sessions on the latest innovations, emerging technologies, and practices in the bioeconomy, including pitches from startups and companies.
120 presentations dedicated to knowledge sharing and innovation.
Over 1,000 B2B meetings facilitating networking and the exchange of ideas between professionals.
4 visits to strategic sites in the Grand Est Region, a leading example of the bioeconomy in Europe.
9 networking opportunities in convivial settings, with lunch breaks, cocktails, and VIP dinner.


The Grand Est Region and the Reims Urban Community: European epicenter of the Bioeconomy for the 2024 edition of BIOKET.

bioket 2024The Grand Est Region stands out for its attractiveness and its essential contribution to French competitiveness, particularly in the key sectors of agriculture and industry, a pillar of the bioeconomy. At the crossroads of Europe, it is the region of France the most connected to its neighbors, with 760 km of borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. This cross-border openness was illustrated at Bioket 2024, with the presence of personalities such as Sabine Kurtz, State Secretary of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Food, Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection, Peter Wehrheim of the European Commission, and Jerry Krattiger, Managing Director of the Freiburg Development Agency, underlining the international influence of the Grand Est Region in the bioeconomy.

Thanks to its agro-industrial heritage, the Grand Est Region is one of France’s most attractive regions. The Region’s strategy is ambitious, combining economic, agricultural (with over 85% of its 57,000 km² territory covered by farming, viticulture and forestry) and ecological ambitions, placing the bioeconomy at the heart of its development in order to make the most of its many assets. This Region also boasts a rich ecosystem of startup incubators serving innovative companies.

Of the five French flagships, thanks to the support of Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), two are located in the Grand-Est Region (ReSolute and AFTER-BIOCHEM). With the support of Bioeconomy For Change, these projects embody the success stories of the bioeconomy in the Grand Est Region, making it a prime location for innovation and ecological commitment at the crossroads of Europe.

Thanks to its strong academic culture, the Grand Est Region is one of the leading regions in the bioeconomy: the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, the University of Strasbourg and the University of Lorraine are helping to strengthen the region’s position in this sector.


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Good reasons to participate:

  • Connect with industry leaders, policymakers, researchers, and innovators from around the world.
  • Take advantage of pre-scheduled business-to-business meetings to discuss potential collaborations, partnerships, and investment opportunities.
  • Gain insights from thought leaders and visionaries in the bioeconomy sector.
  • Engage with a high-level audience composed of decision-makers, influencers, and key stakeholders in the bioeconomy sector.
  • Participate in guided tours of cutting-edge technologies and pioneering research projects.
  • Experience the premier event in the bioeconomy sector, offering a unique blend of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and practical demonstrations.

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