Driving the

growth of industrial biomanufacturing in the Midwest


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The new business event for the US bioeconomy

Bio Innovations Midwest is the new event dedicated to driving the exciting growth of industrial biomanufacturing in the U.S.

On 24-25 September, over 250 industry leaders will connect in Omaha via a programme of pre-arranged 1-2-1 commercial meetings, knowledge exchange and networking.

Brought to you by World Bio Markets, this two day event will present the Midwest as the heartland of the US bioeconomy and will generate deal flow between bio developers and producers, global brands and buyers, investors and financiers, community enablers and suppliers.


the event provides a home for the industrial biomanufacturing community in the Midwest and will facilitate, much needed, knowledge sharing and collaboration.


the event will connect the wider value chain and will help innovators scale from lab, to pilot, to demo, to industrial at a greater speed and with a higher success rate.


the event will promote the capabilities of the region to Europe and Asia and why it is a great place to do bio business.

A program of keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, Q&A’s, interviews and live podcasts

Hear from the bio pioneers who are bringing ground breaking sustainable solutions to the market, investors funding the acceleration, consumer facing brands who are integrating bio within their wider sustainability strategy and the community enablers who can supercharge scalability and commercialisation. The program addresses every part of the industrial biomanufacturing ecosystem from farmer to consumer and everything in between.

Bio Innovations Midwest is unique in its focus on commercial meetings

Highly targeted and pre-arranged 1-2-1 commercial meetings are key to accelerating the growth of the bioeconomy and are at the heart of Bio Innovations Midwest.

Our format removes the element of luck from traditional networking and provides the most cost and time efficient way of connecting with potential new customers and partners.

In the run-up to the conference, all attendees can view each other’s profile and pre-arrange 20-minute meetings via our online planner.

We will connect you with your next customer or partner and help you scale your business

Bio Innovations Midwest has been designed to connect and generate deal flow between more than 250 industry leaders across bio developers and producers, global brands and buyers, investors and financiers, community enablers and suppliers.


If you operate within the bioeconomy and wish to scale your business at a faster pace, or if you are interested in the role of the bioeconomy in North America, Bio Innovations Midwest is THE event for you.

Bio Innovations Midwest is the only event

Companies invest in Bio Innovations Midwest to

We have a proven track record through our World Bio Markets event

World Bio Markets 2024 saw 350 attendees joining us for two days of 1-2-1 meetings, conference sessions and networking in The Hague.


We had a record number of meetings this year, with the meeting tables on The Exchange being totally, 100% fully booked across the two days which is incredible! This level of engagement proves this is an industry determined to grow and scale together, and we’re delighted to be on that journey with you.


Videos of all the panel and presentation sessions are now available to watch here.

World Bio Markets is a great place to get new connections and have discussions with companies and organisations that are not part of your normal network.

Catarina Vannfält, IKEA Supply Service AB

WBM 2024 was abuzz with the sounds of old colleagues reconnecting and new networks being forged.

Damien Perriman, Gevo

Great event to network, exchange, learn and create synergies towards a sustainable future, with the unique possibility to schedule 1-2-1 meetings upfront.

Deniz Dayan, Stora Enso

Network at The Boyd Jones Welcome Reception

7pm – 10pm, 23 September, Omaha

Boyd Jones are hosting an exclusive networking event for the sponsors, global brands, investors and international delegates attending Bio Innovations Midwest.


The Welcome Reception is the perfect way to meet fellow bio pioneers in a relaxed and informal environment before the first day of Bio Innovations Midwest.


Numbers are limited and a criteria applies and so please complete the this form and one of the team will be in touch to discuss further.

Experience an exclusive site tour

Attendees to Bio Innovations Midwest have an exclusive opportunity to tour the Green Plains facility in Shenandoah or the Cargill facility in Blair on Monday 23 September.


These exclusive tours are a great way of better understanding these two businesses, meeting key personnel, getting behind the scenes and networking with your fellow attendees to Bio Innovations Midwest.


At the end of the tour you will be brought back to Omaha to attend The Boyd Jones Welcome Reception.


Numbers are limited and a criteria applies and so please complete this form and one of the team will be in touch to discuss further.

I can’t think of a better location to host the first-ever Bio Innovations Midwest event than Omaha, Nebraska. The Midwest, especially Nebraska, is at the very center of the rapidly growing biomanufacturing sector in the United States and this event will provide an opportunity to showcase Midwest companies, innovations and assets. Having the organizers of World Bio Markets behind this event only magnifies the event’s importance and the need to commercialize today’s bioeconomy.

Rob Owen, Executive Director, Bio Nebraska


Below are a selection of panel and presentation videos filmed at our recent World Bio Markets 2024 event on 26-27 June in The Hague. This should give you some idea of what to expect to hear about at Bio Innovations Midwest.

A future global bioeconomy will be worth somewhere between $4 trillion and $30 trillion dollars. A well-developed bioeconomy will reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, revitalize U.S. manufacturing and employment, create a more resilient supply chain, address concerns regarding national competitiveness and national security, improve the nation’s health and the environment, and contribute significantly to the goal of creating a net-zero carbon economy.