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Technology Showcase and Open House

OCTOBER 3, 2019


Have you ever wondered how your company can partner with the University of Illinois? Come visit our Technology Showcase and Open House!

On October 3, 2019 IBRL will partner with the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproduct Innovation (CABBI) to showcase the thriving and growing industrial biotech ecosystem at the U of I and in the state of Illinois. This event will allow you to meet other companies who are currently working with U of I and find out how it has benefitted them, see the pilot facilities that are ideal for scaling up technologies, and hear from some of the leading experts on where the future of biotech is headed.


What: Industrial Biotech Showcase and Open House

When: October 3, 2019 12:00pm – 6:30pm

Where: IBRL (1300 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Urbana, IL)

Cost: $500 per company. Includes registration for two company representatives




12:00 – 1:30pm Buffet Lunch in ACES Library

Opening remarks from Dr. Evan DeLucia, CABBI Director & Dr. Vijay Singh, IBRL Director

1:30 – 3:00pm Choice of Tours:

  • Institute for Genomic Biology
  • Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab & Food Science Human Nutrition Pilot Processing Plant
  • Energy Farm
  • AgTech Industry at the Research Park

Tour Alternative: meeting with student talent ranging from undergraduates to post docs

3:30 – 6:30pm Biotechnology Showcase Including Remarks From:

Chris Harbourt, Entrepreneur in Residence for Research Park

Darren Streiler, Investment Director ADM Ventures

Dr. Yong-Su Jin, Professor of Food Microbiology

Dr. Tom Clemente, Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology , Center for Plant Science Innovation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Huimin Zhao, Steven L. Miller Chair Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois

4:30 – 6:30pm Reception with passed Hours d’oeuvres, wine and beer