Biotechnology and Innovation

24 October 2023

Auditorium Confindustria Bergamo
Via Stezzano 87, Bergamo, Italy

About the Event

BioTopics23 will center around the immense potential of biotechnology as a pivotal instrument for driving sustainable innovation.

The event will showcase the most recent trends and advancements in biotechnology, highlighting how they can be successfully applied to promote sustainable innovation in different industrial sectors. Moreover, we are honored to feature firsthand accounts from enterprises that have already integrated biotech initiatives into their operations.

Concrete examples will provide a practical and inspiring perspective on how biotechnology can transform businesses, promoting efficiency, sustainability, and competitiveness.


The event has two sessions, the first reserved for students, focused on education and dissemination. While the second session, from 10:00, is addressed for businesses.

Educational Session (Reserved for Students)

08:30 AM – Welcome & Introduction, Dr. Giacomo Ghilardi, COO BGreen Technologies S.r.l.

08:40 AM – Biotech Perspectives, Dr. Stefano Bertacchi, EU Bioeconomy Youth Ambassador

09:30 AM – Coffee Break

10:00 AM – Tour Lab: BGreen LabMario Negri InstituteAlbini_nextJOiiNT LAB


Business Session

10:00 AM – Registration & Welcome Coffee

10:30 AM – Institutional greetings by Confindustria Bergamo

10:50 AM – Biotechnology and Innovation, Dr. Stefano Bertacchi, EU Bioeconomy Youth Ambassador

11:20 AM – Open Innovation: Biopharmaceutical-inspired industrial case

Presentation of the joint venture between Tofflon, a leading Asian giant in the pharmaceutical sector and Itema, Italian multinational leading provider of weaving machinery and integrated solutions.

12:00 PM – Roundtable Discussion: Open and Sustainable Innovation in the Industrial Applications

1:00 PM – Business Lunch, Networking & Lab Tour

Meet the Speakers

Our bench of speakers is multi-disciplinary and includes some well-established and successful professionals who will guide us through several key aspects of the ecological transition. Join the event and take a step closer to being an expert.

Stefano Bertacchi

Eu Bioeconomy
youth ambassador


MAde 4.0

Giuseppe Tomasso

Chief industrial automation lab


Board member