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Accelerating the Bioinnovation - Beyond Materials

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Accelerating the Bioinnovation through renewable building blocks, smart manufacturing, and sustainability certifications

Given the surge in corporate climate commitments, material and product manufacturers are leaving no stone unturned to meet the industry's evolving needs and customers' sustainability concerns.

The recent advances in fermentation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are propelling the biomanufacturing revolution to offer a unique value proposition built on intrinsic economic, performance, and environmental advantages. McKinsey Global Institute research has found that as much as 60% of the physical inputs to the global economy could be produced or replaced using biological means. Moreover, the use of biology in manufacturing materials, chemicals, and energy could lead to $200 to $300 billions in the global market growth in the next 10 to 20 years. However, industry-wide standardization and alignment around product labeling and certifications are paramount in providing clarity and transparency on the ecological and social footprint of biomaterials that will allow companies to unlock their enormous potential impact.

Join Dr. Gayatri Keskar for a conversation with Michael Savarie, Sustainability Program Manager – Circularity & Textiles at UL Solutions; Neil Assur, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Birch Biosciences, Adrienne McKee, Director, Platform Partnerships at Checkerspot, Inc., and Daniela Blanco, Co-Founder + CEO of Sunthetics as they discuss how the next generation of renewable building blocks like algae and enzymes, use of artificial intelligence in manufacturing, and product safety certifications can help the industry consciously design the beginning and end of life of everyday products without compromising the performance or convenience.

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    Neil Assur Co-founder and Chief Business Officer @ Birch Biosciences

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    Gayatri Keskar VP of Research @ Material ConneXion

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    Adrienne McKee Director, Platform Partnerships @ Checkerspot, Inc.

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    Michael Savarie Sustainability Program Manager – Circularity & Textiles @ UL Solutions

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    Daniela Blanco Co-Founder and CEO @ Sunthetics

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