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Canadian BioDesign Conference – Building a Vibrant Bioeconomy

September 12


Hosted by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada and Lambton College

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Location: 1485 London Road, Sarnia, ONT, N7S 1P6

We are on a mission to support highly-innovative Canadian firms, developing new biomass-to-bioproducts technologies, as they seek to commercialise new bio-based products.

A novel global industry based on biomass is arising today, and with this industry growing rapidly, Canada has an unprecedented opportunity to participate and drive the development of this new industry as a prime mover. With this in mind, we invite you to participate in the inaugural Canadian BioDesign Conference.

BioDesign is a cohort of industry, research and association stakeholders focused on accelerating Canada’s bioeconomy by leveraging growing international and domestic market pull for supply chains that accelerate the transition to a sustainable low-carbon society.

BioDesign’s strategy is designed to be a comprehensive catalyst mobilizing multiple industry partners, attracting international partners and investment, building on regional strengths, creating jobs, and sustaining a strong innovation culture. As the inaugural BioDesign conference, Sarnia-Lambton will be emphasising the activities in Ontario with the intention to have this conference hosted across Canada in future years. REGISTER HERE

You are also invited to join us the following day on
Thursday September 13, 2018
8:00am – 12:00pm

‘Introductory Consultation with the BioDesign Consortia and the Development of the Canadian Bioeconomy Strategy’ This day will discuss the launch of the consultations of the AAFC-CAAP project to develop a national Bioeconomy strategy which will leverage industry, research and association stakeholders from the whole of the agri- business value chain to first develop a framework and then work with adjacent resource sectors to build a comprehensive national strategy. This strategy will align with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Forest Bioeconomy Framework (launched September 2017) and will leverage the foundational work already completed with the agricultural sector including the recently released CAPI report on Optimizing Growth in the Canadian Agri-Food Sector, the Barton report as well as AAFC Roundtable’s – Industrial Bioproducts Value Chain Roundtable (IBPVRT) reports.

The activities laid out in the AAFC-CAAP project will help to address challenges identified in previous reports by building on gaps related to industrial agriculture as well as the opportunity to align with our growing international and domestic value chain market pull to accelerate Canada’s transition to a sustainable low-carbon society. We look forward to your participation in this important endeavor. Register for free HERE


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1485 London Road, Sarnia, ONT, N7S 1P6
1485 London Road
Sarnia, Ontario N7S 1P6 Canada
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