Synbio Powerhouse invites you to a breakfast and zoom event on synbio as an investment opportunity.
27th of October 2020 from 8:15 to 10:15 at Vertical
Address: Vertical, Maria01, Lapinlahdenkatu 16, main entrance 15C inner courtyard.
This event requires you to wear a mask. We will provide masks to those who need them.
You can also join in by ZOOM at this address: https://zoom.us/j/94319702380
We have compiled an information package for investors here: https://www.synbio.fi/for-investors
Sixty-five synthetic biology companies raised $1.9 billion, in the first half of 2019. In the first half of 2020, despite the cooling effect of Corona virus on the global economy, fifty-six synbio companies raised over $3 billion. It is clear, the bioeconomy, by some estimates worth $4 trillion, is booming. Learn more about this exciting new technology in our live & zoom event!
What is Synthetic Biology?
Synthetic biology, the ability to program living organisms, is expected to enable the next industrial revolution. The rapid development of the field is powered by AI and automation and robotics drastically dropping the price of technology. Synthetic biology offers a solution to turn waste streams and carbon emissions into useful raw materials and the acute need to find treatments for novel diseases like corona.. This coming manufacturing revolution means programming single cells to produce pharmaceuticals, materials, chemicals, food and fuels. As an investment opportunity synbio resembles the tech industry of the 80's and the 90's.
The current situation with coronavirus will give synthetic biology an unprecedented boost. A sense of urgency that the discipline has been waiting for has come from an unwanted direction. Synthetic biology, combined with the capabilities of the increasing computational power, offers potential solutions to fighting and preventing viruses. This will bring the science and its applications into mainstream and open up its possibilities for broader use.
Program of the event:
8:30 The Opportunity of Life
What is synthetic biology and what does it look like as an investment opportunity? The trends, some case studies and a global investment overview.
Tuula Palmén and Nina Pulkkis from Synbio Powerhouse
8:45 Greetings From the Emerging World of Impact Investing
Jussi Nykänen / Managing Director at FIM Impact Investing
8:55 Innovation through collaboration
Perttu Koskinen VP of Innovation, Discovery and External Collaboration at Neste
9:05 Synbio Powerhouse Growth engine starting
Kenneth Salonius, Head of Business Development at Vertical
9:10 Live Networking & Q&A in Zoom
Tuula Palmén (PhD, EMBA) is the co-creation manager of Synbio Powerhouse, www.synbio.fi/ the leading synthetic biology hub in Finland, powered by VTT. Before joining VTT Tuula was the Head of Health Capital Helsinki Alliance and earlier Director, Life Science in Business Oulu.
Nina Pulkkis is a science journalist and the director of the science documentary series The Future of Finland. She runs the communications for Synbio Powerhouse and is the creator of Korvaa-project, in which a pair of headphones were assembled with bioengineered materials. Last year the project news coverage reached over 400 million readers around the world. www.korvaa.com
Jussi Nykänen (M.Sc. Lic. Dsc Tech. ) is the Managing Director at FIM Impact Investing. He has extensive experience in managing and supervising operations in various fields of environmental business. These cover i.a. environmental and cleantech policies, fund management, project financing and project implementation as well as activities for internationalization and expansion of early-stage cleantech businesses
Perttu Koskinen (DSc Tech) VP of Innovation, Discovery and External Collaboration at Neste
Perttu leads Discovery and External Collaboration Unit at Neste Innovation Function. His unit is responsible for identification and development of new technology and business opportunities as well as establishing external R&D&I partnerships and consortia for innovation at Neste. He holds Doctor in Technology degree in environmental biotechnology from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, and has 12 years of industrial R&D experience in development of technologies for renewable fuels and chemicals. He is the author in 14 scientific peer-review articles and inventor in more than 20 patent applications.
Kenneth Salonius, Co-founder and Head of Business Development at Vertical. With an enviable track record in successful startup founding and design (HealthSpa & Framgo), his main focus is on systematically bringing innovative startups and ambitious corporates together to create and develop profitable enterprises.
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Topic: Synthetic Biology for Investors
Time: Oct 27, 2020 08:15 AM Helsinki
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