10th International


the european summit 2022

On May 18 and 19


The European Summit 2022:
Solutions to achieve the Paris Climate Goals

Here is the programme.

10th International


the european summit 2022

On 18 and 19 May, 2022


Recognized specialists and inspiring trendsetters from science and business will provide information and dialogue in 3 keynotes and 4 interactive panel discussions.

In the showcase format, established companies and innovative start-ups have the opportunity to present themselves and their latest products, processes and surprising solutions. Go on a journey of discovery, we will give you the time to get additional input from our exhibitors.

There is already an opportunity for a direct, relaxed exchange with other participants at business speed dating at the beginning of the first day of the conference.

The coffee breaks and especially the evening reception with entertainment, bar and BBQ offer time and good opportunities for discussions with personalities from science, cutting-edge research, business leaders and politicians.


Status: 16.05.2022 (list is updated regularly)

Prof. Dr. Alfons Balmann

Director and Head of Department at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
Impacts of a Dropout of Ukrainian and Russian Crop Production on the German Bioeconomy.

David Brandes

Co-Founder and CEO, planetary
With today´s products, media and bioreactors, only a few tons of cultured meat can be produced. So it´s not about what the market already offers, but about forming a new market and shaping the future sustainably today.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Brück

Professor for synthetic biotechnology, TU Munich, member of the Bioeconomy Council
For me, bioeconomy is a key to the sustainable transformation of industry and society. New products and processes will make our life and work climate-neutral.

Dr. Patricia Bubner

Founder and CEO, Orbillion Bio  
Biotechnology is the key to global food security. With climate change and lack of access to nutritious food for vulnerable populations, there is an urgency to act now. Orbillion is at the forefront of creating flavorful and healthy cultured meat. Meat made without the animal is not some far off future and has immense potential to democratize access to food.

Dr. Lars Börger

Vice President, Renewable Polymers & Chemicals, Neste
We need to take drastic action to achieve the necessary shift to a circular economy. In Neste RE we combine the best of renewable and recycled materials, creating a sustainable raw material alternative for the plastics and chemical industries.

Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels

University Antwerpen
Lignin opens the way to a sustainable circular economy.

Dr. Michael Duetsch

Vice President, UPM Biochemicals GmbH

Patricia Eschenlohr

Founder & CMO, Landpack GmbH

With our technology for processing straw, we show how a sustainable, regional and circular bioeconomy can succeed with flows of residues.

Thomas Fuss

Chief Operating Officer, Schuite & Schuite Druckfarben GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Arne Gröngröft

Working group leader separation processes and process development, DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH

Dr. Friedrich Gröteke

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Astrid Haury

Founder & CEO Trash2treasure
Garbage is just a resource in the wrong place.

Robert Hoffie

IPK, Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben
Our daily food, our cultivated plants have not had much to do with naturalness for a long time anyway. And that´s very good! That´s how we overcame famine. #GiveGenesAChance

Michael Kellner

Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection / Federal Government Commissioner for middle class

Dr. Karin Meißner

Technical Sales Manager B2B, Prolupin GmbH

Dr. Klaus Pellengahr

Managing Director, Corden BioChem GmbH

Prof. Dr. Klaus Pillen

Institute for Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
The breeding of climate-resilient crops is the crucial prerequisite for achieving the change to a plant-based bioeconomy in the next 10-20 years.

Philip Rose

Founder and CEO ROKO Farming
We have to renaturate as many fields as possible. Therefore we need for our food: vertical farming.

Dr. Jan Saam

Founder and CEO, OSPIN GmbH

Claus Sauter

Founder and CEO, Verbio AG:
Food has priority. We make biofuels from the rest. #strohklug.

Prof. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Initiator and Co-Founder of the Bauhaus der Erde GmbH, Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

However, as much as wood can drive project development and the construction industry forward, without concepts in sectors such as power generation, transport or agriculture, climate stabilization cannot succeed in the long term.

Dr. habil. André Schiefner

Team lead cell culture and media development, Bluu GmbH

Dr. Joachim Schulze

CEO of BioEconomy Cluster
In the BioEconomy cluster, companies and research institutions jointly develop innovative processes and products for the production of new substances and materials for the development of a bio-based economy and this should conquer the world from Central Germany.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr

Research Center Jülich, Head of Institute IBG Plant Sciences, BioSC
The bioeconomy as a strategic answer for regions undergoing structural change.

Dr. Frank Thonfeld

German Aerospace Center
The climate crisis has long been here. From space we can see how fast the forest is disappearing.

Mabel Gisela Torres Torres

Former Minister of Science Technology and Innovation, Founder Selvaceutica
For a country like Colombia, bioeconomic development is crucial for the well-being of its population.

Peter Wehrheim

EU Commission
Bioeconomy is more than a new concept or buzzword. It is a good example of green growth and covers all sectors that rely on renewable, biological resources, for example, food systems. But in fact it goes way beyond that.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Zscheile

Management, BioEconomy Cluster/ university lecturer, Technical University of Rosenheim