Created and organised by TWB since 2018, TWB START-UP DAY aims to bring together in the field of industrial biotechnologies: start-uppers working for an eco-responsible industry and wishing expand their business activity, investors and industrials looking for innovative solutions and all the international stakeholders in this field.

The event takes place in Toulouse during February. The day which takes place in English, includes conferences, numerous testimonials, exchange and networking times and a contest for start-ups. During the 3rd edition of TWB START-UP DAY in February 2020, nearly 200 professionals – including 50 start-uppers – from 9 different countries gathered together.

Distinguished speakers

Among many renowned speakers, Didier Miraton; currently President of the consulting firm La Combe, lecturer at the Collège des Ingénieurs and former Managing Director of both the Michelin Group and Pierre Fabre Laboratories; Randy Rettberg, President of the Igem Foundation (MIT) ; Albert Meige, founder and President of Presans, Academic Director at HEC Paris ; Joel Cherry, R&D President of the American start-up Amyris, a pioneer in the field of synthetic biology.

An unique price

This event also host a contest “Pitch me your biotech start-up!”: start-uppers pitch in front of biotech investors and industry executives to win a prize comprising a dedicated access to TWB’s technical platforms with a great high level scientific support, valued €50K. The prize was won by Dust BioSolutions (Germany) in 2018, Tempeasy (Great Britain) in 2019 and Octarine (Denmark) in 2020.

Faithful partners and sponsors

The event, hallmarkes by French Tech Toulouse, benefites from the promotion of partners from IAR-the Bioeconomy Cluster, the Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation Cluster and Hello Tomorrow , it appreciably sponsores by Toulouse Métropole, the Région Occitanie , the Toulouse Business School and the companies ARD, Carbios, Plasseraud, ResiCare by Michelin, Sofinnova Partners and Syngulon.