BioLinX Brokerage & Finance event - Sweden


Bioeconomy innovation, brokerage and finance event
17 & 18 October 2017 | Gothenburg, Sweden
A regional and European event, sponsored by BioLinX project and other organizers. All participation is free of charge. 
Event programme (click to enlarge):

BioLinX Finance Academy | 17 & 18 October 2017

After the first successful edition in the Netherlands, the Biolinx Finance Academy goes to Sweden.
On October 17th, selected companies will gain access to a free coaching session on ‘VC-pitching’  where experienced coaches from the relevant industry areas will work very pragmatically with the presenters to prepare them for their participation in the Finance Academy. on the following day

Benefits from the coaching session:

  • Guidance on how to meet strategic partners and potential investors’ expectations;
  • Participants receive guidance on their presentations and propositions compared with those of other participants;
  • Identification of strengths and weaknesses which needed to be addressed and improved.

On October 18th, the event will bring together highly promising entrepreneurs and active international and regional investors seeking investment and partnerships. Selected companies will have a unique opportunity to present their business projects and to network with the audience of experts in innovation, Business Angels, Venture Capitalists, Corporate and Institutional investors and peers. All the presenting projects will be reviewed by the Expert Jury composed of relevant key industry players based on the project’s business potential, technology merit, competitive position, investment interest and team experience. 

BioLinX Brokerage | 18 October 2017
'to the Market from Forestry via Chemistry' 

The West Sweden Chemical- and materials cluster, RISE Processum (on behalf of BioLinX) and the innovation initiative the Biorefinery of the Future invite you to a brokerage event with a focus on new bioeconomy value chains, from forestry via chemistry to the market. During the event, you will meet invited end users with a need for new, renewable chemicals and materials.

Topics are:

  • Construction and furniture
  • Materials for sustainable health
  • Specialty chemicals

Who should attend: companies, entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders looking to be part of a transition from a fossil-based economy to a bioeconomy, and with an interest in the value chains from forest and other lignocellulosic biomass via chemistry to the market.



Event date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 to Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday 17 October 2017

13:00  Registration and coffee  
13:30 Welcome and introduction  Dennis van der Pas | Coordinator BioLinX project
13:45 Investment pitch training   Marcel van Berkel | VanBerkel Consultancy
14:30 Coaching session  
15:45 Coffee break  
16:15 Training Life Cycle Assessment Emma Rex | RISE 
19:00 Brokerage & Networking Dinner  

Wednesday 18 October 2017

09:00   Welcome and introduction     
09:30 Big meets Small      The Scaleup project | Lars Moberger | AkzoNobel Chemicals
    Startup Challenge | Magnus Nydén | IKEA Bootcamp
10:45 Pitch for the Expert Jury     Commission of experts from industry & finance
  Brokerage pitches   
12:15 Lunch  
13:15 One2one meetings and mingle               
  Pitch for the Expert Jury  Commission of experts from industry & finance
16:15 Winning pitch  
16:30 Conclusion  


17 and 18 October 

BiolinX Finance Academy
Chalmersska Huset
Södra Hamngatan 11 
411 14 Göteborg, Sweden 


Elite Plaza Hotel

Quality Hotel Panorama

Comfort Hotel

Organizing partners of this event are:

BioLinX Consortium:
Europe Unlimited/Tech Tour
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden / Processum

Other organizing parties:
West Sweden Chemical- and Materials Cluster
The Biorefinery of the Future



We are proud to present the following panel of jury and coaches for the Finance Academy (more to come!)

Riccardo Aimerito ERA Kapital (Italy)
Daniel Auriel Brightlands Innovation Factory (the Netherlands)
Marcel van Berkel VanBerkel Consultancy (Belgium)
Stephan Decher Zaz Ventures (United Kingdom)
Huseyin Demirhisar Angel Wings Ventures (the Netherlands)
Joachim Karthaeuser Climeon AB (Sweden)
Francesco Leone Start up Business Copilot (Italy)
Jose Manuel Pérez Marzabal MTN Projects (Spain)
Juergen Resch Gleensheep (Germany)
Håkon Sæterøy Pre Diagnostics AS (Norway)


Below please find registration and participation details, depending on your profile:

Finance Academy
Presenting Company

Finance Academy
Expert Jury & Coaches

Registration deadline:
29 September 2017 
Registration deadline:
29 September 2017
  • Half-day coaching session at the Finance Academy to improve pitch
  • Presenting opportunity before investors
  • Networking with investors, consultants, researchers and industry expertsVisibility on the event website and in the conference binder
  • Networking dinner
  • Access to the business profiles of presenting startups
  • Networking with dynamic entrepreneurs, venture capitalists
    and industry experts in your field
  • Visibility on the event website and in the conference binder
  • Networking dinner

Who can participate:
SMEs active in the bioeconomy sector based in Europe
(preferably agro/agrowaste/lignocellulose)

Who can participate:
International and regional investors and corporations seeking investment and partnerships with a focus on feedstock, process and product (based on agro & forestry residues)  

For more information on registration, please contact I
uliia Skorykova 
For more information on registration, please contact
Iuliia Skorykova 

Brokerage Event

Registration deadline:
29 September 2017
  • Attendance to day programme             
  • Brokerage pitches
  • Coffee breaks and lunch        
  • Networking Dinner
For more information on registration, please contact
Jonas Joelsson 






For more information about the Finance event, please contact Europe Unlimiteds' Iuliia Skorykova, via

For more information on the Brokerage event, please contact RISE Processums' Jonas Joelsson, via