BioVale organises trade mission to France

BDC is delighted to be joining the BioVale trade mission to French bioeconomy partner,  Industries & Agro-Resources (IAR) in September 2014

Earlier this summer BioVale, our local innovation cluster, signed a memorandum of understanding with its French counterpart IAR in festivities that coincided with the Grand Depart. Now, BioVale is arranging a return visit to IAR and is inviting local partners to join the trade mission:

BioVale invites you to join their trade delegation to Northern France from 30 September to 2 October 2014. Delegates will visit the globally leading bioeconomy cluster IAR to discuss trade links, visit the Pomacle Bazancourt biorefinery and meet biotechnology businesses and experts from across Europe at the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology (EFIB). Delegates must meet their own expenses  but BioVale have a limited number of free tickets for EFIB (worth up to €1,200). If you would like to participate, please send a short (200 word) email to describing your company and how it would benefit from EFIB by Friday 5th September.

The BDC is looking forward to seeing you in France!

About BioVale
BioVale ( is an innovation cluster for the bioeconomy, based in Yorkshire and the Humber. It aims to catalyse environmentally and socially sustainable growth and attract inward investment to the area. Acting as a one stop shop for accessing the region’s outstanding knowledge base, BioVale will focus on the region’s internationally competitive areas (high-value chemicals from plants and microbes, natural products, next generation biofuels and adding value to biowastes). BioVale activities will include:

  • Sponsoring purpose-built business growth facilities
  • Helping to establish bio-based supply chains
  • Promoting the region’s biorenewables expertise
  • Providing tailored education and training


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