Team LignoPure and EBS – Engineering BioSurfactants are being selected as German finalists and Innovived as Belgium’s finalist for this year’s G-BiB competition.
The semi-finals in Germany for the G-BiB went very well on the 04/07/19 in Duesseldorf,Germany. All teams gave excellent pitches and the jury provided good questions and feedback to the teams. Three student teams from Hamburg, Stuttgart and Aachen, each with an innovative and sustainable business plan, competed on 08 July in the German G-BiB semifinal. The expert jury members Prof. Dr. Detlev Riesner, European business angel and founder of Qiagen, Tobais Faupel, investment manager at the High-Tech Gründerfonds, Achim Roth, leader of the 2nd Chemical Division, and Mustafa Oezbir, biofuels trader, both at Mitsui & CO Deutschland, challenged the teams with questions after their pitch and then discussed to decide, that LignoPure from Hamburg and EBS from Stuttgart will have the chance to win the final award during the international final.
The Belgium semi-finals had to be cancelled last minute due to a withdraw of two of the Belgian teams. Innovived will therefore go directly to the finals , which will take place on 04th September in Duesseldorf, Germany.
All winning teams got a certificate stating that they are finalists of the G-BiB 2019.
G-BiB – Global Biobased Businessplan Competition
The G-BiB is an international student competition on business ideas for a biobased product or process. In 2019 it is organized by CLIB in Germany and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Belgium and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Interreg NWE project BioBase4SME.
Please find the press release of the German semi-finals here.