01-09-2016 Two great bioeconomy companies to represent Finland The Finnish preselection for the EFIB PitchFest programme "EFIB Pitchfest Finland 2016" was held at the beginning of June at Joensuu Science Park.

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) conference is annual EU meeting place for business and policy on industrial biotech and the biobased economy. Held on 18-20 October in Glasgow, Scotland, the conference will provide around 600 delegates with insights from over 100 speakers around biobased industry. EFIB PitchFest 2016 is a programme of investor-ready support for innovative SME's seeking a potential EUR 1 million investment for their business.


The Finnish preselection for the EFIB PitchFest programme "EFIB Pitchfest Finland 2016" was held at the beginning of June at Joensuu Science Park. Nine Finnish SME's - Metgen, Plasthill, MHG Systems, Paptic, DME Fuels, Infinited Fiber Company, Green Fuel Nordic, Finnenergia and Eevia - pitched to a judging panel of investors. At the end of the two-day Pitchfest Finland event two excellent Finnish bioeconomy companies, Paptic and Metgen, got selected to represent Finland in Glasgow. All participating Finnish SMEs have been taken through a programme of pitch training provided by Joensuu Science Park Ltd.


Check short videos of Paptic and Metgen from the FinproFinland Youtube-site.

More information:


Kukka-Maaria Hietamies
Program Coordinator, Innovative Bioproducts
email. kukka-maaria.hietamies(a)finpro.fi
tel. +358 50 407 3048