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SME & Start-up Pitching Event @CLIB

16. August 2023,13:00 - 17:00

The transition of the chemical industry towards defossilisation and sustainability will take a broad variety of new processes and products. But having new ideas and technologies will not be enough. Scaling innovations needs motivated people, a strong network of experts working together, and investors to provide the necessary capital. Thus, CLIB will bring together innovators, experts, and investors for our second annual “SME & Start-up Pitching Event @CLIB” on 16 August 2023 in Düsseldorf to exchange ideas, build connections, and advance technologies capable of making a difference.


The focus will be on innovations using biomass as a feedstock or biotechnology as part of their process to produce industrially relevant products. Processes can range from purely biotech to combinations of chemical and biotechnological steps. We are looking for innovations ranging from bulk chemicals, such as polymers or platform chemicals, to fine chemicals such as flavours, food additives, or adhesives. Contributions to alternative proteins, textiles and fibres, as well as solutions for the building or logistics sector are welcome to participate as well.


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Who is this event for?

As start-up or SME: pitch your idea to relevant stakeholders to receive insights into an investor’s perspective and to network with fellow entrepreneurs and potential partners or mentors.

As investor, industry expert, or consultant: join to learn about new innovations and get to know the people behind these ideas.

Registration for the event is closed.



This event is funded under two projects from the CLIB portfolio:
Triple-S will identify, support, and transfer those biotechnological and biobased technologies which can make a significant difference to realise a future-proof, climate- and environmentally friendly business location in NRW.

It is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.



Bioeconomy Ventures aims at creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem within the bio-based industry sector by offering support, brokerage, and networking services to the relevant stakeholders.

The project received funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101023260. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.




16. August 2023
13:00 - 17:00
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