PAS 600 Bio-based products conference

Free event

Date: Thursday 12 December 2013 (09:30-16:00)

LocationGrange City Hotel, London, EC3N 2BQ

This conference will celebrate the publication of the new standard for bio-based products, PAS 600, and will raise the awareness of the importance of standardization in removing the barriers for wider adoption of bio-based products. 

The event will outline UK industry needs and discuss ways that can facilitate the growth of the bio-based economy.

The event is aimed at SMEs and larger companies developing and manufacturing bio-based products. It will present an opportunity to learn about a range of bio-based products on the market, and about funding and support available from a range of sources. 

The conference will provide a unique opportunity to meet industry experts and discuss ideas, and to get informed about new technologies, business models and collaborative opportunities.

By attending the event you will:

  • Learn about PAS 600:2013
  • Understand standards, certification and labelling for bio-based products
  • Find out how BSI could support the industry (and SMEs) through standardization work / SME Forum
  • Get informed about Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum and Industrial Biotechnology Strategy for the UK
  • Gain information about the expert support programmes, networks and UK facilities available
  • Hear about European-wide funding programmes such as BRIDGE PPP and Horizon 2020 and opportunities for SMEs to benefit from these
  • Discover available funding opportunities for companies developing and manufacturing bio-based products (TSB)
  • Map the UK industry needs to develop bio-based economy with commercially viable products to understand what mechanisms, tools and activities can facilitate growth of this industry
  • Identify further drivers, market needs, opportunities, UK capabilities and enabling technologies.


09:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-11:15 The role of standardization in Industrial Biotechnology Strategy

  • Welcome and introductions (Chair: TBC, Ben Sheridan - BSI)
  • Introducing PAS 600 (Liliya Serazetdinova - technical author of PAS 600)
  • Role of standardisation in wider adoption of bio-based products (Ben Sheridan - BSI)
  • Policy context, Industrial Biotechnology Strategy for the UK (Rebecca Wood - Chemistry Innovation KTN)
  • Linking European and national standards for bio-based products (Tony Breton, Novamont - Chairman of MI/2 committee on bio-based products)
  • How standardization drives new product development and innovation (David Randall - PIL Membranes) 

11:15-11:30 Morning break

11:30-12:30 Making it happen

  • De-risking bio-based products and technologies (Dan Noakes - Centre for Process Innovation)
  • The role of design in making bio-based products (Professor Jane Harris - Kingston University, Faculty of Architecture Design and Art)
  • Case study - development of a bio-based product (Christian Kemp-Griffin - CelluComp 

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Mapping for industrial growth

  • Road mapping exercise in groups (TBC, Liliya Serazetdinova - Adapt, Rebecca Wood - Chemistry Innovation KTN)
  • Panel discussion with speakers

15:00-15:30 Afternoon break 

15:30-16:00 Funding and collaboration

  • National funding for SMEs - funding and support for Industrial Biotechnology covering TSB and BBSRC funding (Merlin Goldman - TSB)
  • European funding for SMEs - Horizon 2020 and SMEs (Steve Bradley - National Contact Point for SMEs)
  • Collaboration across Europe - Bio-based products Public Private Partnership (BRIDGE PPP) (Rebecca Wood - Chemistry Innovation KTN)

16:00 Event close