Driving the

growth of industrial biomanufacturing in the Midwest


In partnership with

Host city

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.

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

Domestically, 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.

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


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.


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


Improve your competitive advantage by staying ahead of the knowledge curve – keep up to date with the latest trends, thinking and market developments and take actionable insights back to the office to help you and your team make better business development decisions.


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 will unite the bioeconomy value chain from lab to market and drive change through commercially viable innovation.

Leadership teams from New Product Development, R&D, Innovation & Technology, Business Development, Marketing & Brand, Finance, Engineering, Scientific, Operations and Corporate Sustainability will attend to collaborate as the US goes through the biggest transformation and re-allocation of capital and jobs in its history.

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


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.


Domestically, the event will help innovators to scale at a greater speed and with a higher success rate and globally, the event will promote the region to Europe and Asia and why it is a great place to do bio business.


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


In 2023 our Europe based event, World Bio Markets, returned to its spiritual home in The Netherlands and facilitated over 700 pre-arranged 1-2-1 commercial deal flow meetings and inspired hundreds of additional informal connections.

The energy in the room was incredible as 350 bio-pioneers, from 36 countries, came together to drive the growth of the sector through unity and collaboration.

World Bio Markets provides us with a unique opportunity to understand what stage of development organisations are in and who we should be partnering with. We are in the process of changing the world wide economy and events like this are imperative if we are to do it at the speed required. We will be back in 2024 with the whole team.

Catherine Roggero-Lovisi


World Bio Markets was one of our event highlights of the year. The pre-arranged meeting format allowed us to connect with consumer brands and the wider bioeconomy community in a highly efficient way. Great format and mix of attendees... very happy.

Benoit Cugnet
Head of Fiber Business


World Bio Markets efficiently connects the bioeconomy value chain. From feedstocks to biotech to consumer brands and retail and everything in between. I believe that this event will grow year on year and cement its position as the ‘must attend’ event for the bioeconomy.

Benjamin Hansen
Director – Responsible Materials



Bio Innovations Midwest 2024 is brought to you by the owners of World Bio Markets and World Bio Market Insights.


Together, World Bio Markets and World Bio Market Insights provides the global bioeconomy community with digital and in-person knowledge exchange, connectivity and deal flow.

For 17 years, World Bio Markets has been uniting and connecting the bioeconomy value chain from lab to market.

In 2023 the event welcomed over 350 bio-pioneers, from 36 countries, and facilitated over 700 pre-arranged 1-2-1 commercial deal flow meetings and hundreds of additional connections.

Here is a small sample of some of the companies who participated and you can see the full list of attendees on the World Bio Markets website here.

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.