Pitch Event: Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology for a Circular Bioeconomy


An opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to gain valuable insights and form new business relationships in sustainable technologies that can help move us towards a circular bio-economy. 

The Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology for a Circular Bioeconomy Pitch Event competition was open to UK companies who are seeking investment (from seed through to post revenue) and who are developing chemical or bio-based technologies that support the move towards a circular bio-economy.

Successful applicants will have the chance to benefit from:

  • Live pitching to investors who are interested in investing in chemical and/or IB processes that help us move towards a circular bioeconomy
  • Funded pitch training
  • Raising your company profile at a high-profile, national conference
  • A chance to win free registration to the main Chemistry and IB Showcase event

The six most promising finalists will win free registration to the Chemistry and IB Showcase 2017, where they will give a live pitch to a panel of specialist investors and judges in front of an audience.

The panel is due to include Circularity Capital, Enterprise Ventures, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Capricorn Venture Partners, HNI, and S’invesTec.

Semi-finalists will be selected to present their company at a ‘Ones to watch’ investor networking session at the Showcase.

Applications closed on 19th July 2017.


For Investors

This is a chance to access exciting investment opportunities in this new and fast-growing sector.  A series of short pitches from the promising companies at a range of investment stages will be reviewed by a panel of investors in front of a live audience. There will then be an opportunity for one-to-one conversations with a wider range of high-growth companies - the ‘ones to watch’ in this sector.

Investors or others wishing to participate should register for the Chemistry and IB Showcase.