Call for Abstracts

A Call for Abstracts will open on 7 May 2024 with the aim to select the 99 technology pitches that will shape our 2024 program.

How to apply for a pitch slot?

Pitch applications can be done online via the form at the bottom of this page. Upon application, be prepared to share the following information:

  • Which session would you like to apply for? You can consult the program here. The 9 pitch sessions for which you can register are:
    • Pitch session 1: Start-ups/SMEs looking for finance – pre-seed/angel/seed funding
    • Pitch session 2: Start-ups/SMEs looking for finance – series A and series B/C funding
    • Pitch session 3: Artificial Intelligence in service of industrial biotechnology
    • Pitch session 4: Start-ups/SMEs looking for finance – pre-seed/angel/seed funding
    • Pitch session 5: Start-ups/SMEs looking for finance – series A and series B/C funding
    • Pitch session 6: Microbes and gaseous feedstocks
    • Pitch session 7: Emerging innovative technologies for the bioeconomy
    • Pitch session 8: Microbial protein transition players
    • Pitch session 9: Leading pilot facilities for the bioeconomy – Selected COPILOT leading facilities on invitation only
  • Title of your pitch (will appear on the program)
  • Speaker: name + affiliation (will appear on the program)
  • Keywords (maximum 5 keywords in total) summarizing the content of your pitch (will appear on the program):
    • feedstock keyword (which feedstock is your technology using?)
    • end-product keyword (which end-product is your technology producing?)
    • keyword related to your technology
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of your technology
  • Paragraph of max. 1500 characters (including spaces) summarizing your technology (for pitch selection only, will not appear on the program or website)
  • In case you are looking for finance: what type of finance are you looking for?

Questions?

For questions regarding the submission of an abstract or about the status of your submitted abstract, you can always contact Katrien Molders (Katrien.Molders@bbeu.org).

Confirmation of your pitch slot

Provided your pitch meets the criteria, we grant pitches on a first come, first served basis.

Remarks

  • All pitches will last a maximum 7 minutes, we will NOT deviate from this strict timing!
  • The exact time slot and pitch room might be subject to change until the final program will be confirmed on November 15th, 2024.
  • When the number of pitches exceeds the number of available pitch slots, a waiting list will be established with the aim to replace confirmed pitches that are cancelled.
  • Pitchers can use a PowerPoint presentation in 16:9 format of max. 7 slides (including title slide and acknowledgement slide or slide with contact details). These presentations should be sent at the latest by November 22nd, 2024 to Anneleen.De.Vriendt@bbeu.org.
  • Pitchers have to pay the registration fee.