We are kicking off the week with a roundup of some of the events we partner with.

The 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, taking place in Des Moines this summer, is one of those. It is on from 8 to 11 July – register now.

There is also still time to submit nominees for the prestigious George Washington Carver Award.

This award will emphasise the important goal of using biotech innovation to develop sustainable bio-based value-chains.  By honouring those who have worked successfully toward this goal in the private sector, government or academia, this award will serve as a lasting memorial to the original vision of George Washington Carver who, over a century ago, pioneered the creation and commercialisation of sustainable biobased products and materials and energy derived from renewable agricultural feedstock.