Bio Innovations Midwest 2024: Driving the Growth of Biomanufacturing

World Bio Markets, in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Bio Nebraska, proudly announces the launch of Bio Innovations Midwest, a two-day event devoted to the growth of biomanufacturing in the Midwest.

The event will take place on Sept. 24-25, 2024, at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

“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,” said Rob Owen, Executive Director of Bio Nebraska. “Having the organizers of World Bio Markets behind this event only magnifies the event’s importance and the need to commercialize today’s bioeconomy.”

Bio Innovations Midwest will connect bio pioneers via a program of 1-2-1 commercial meetings, knowledge exchange and networking, and will present the Midwest as the heartland of the U.S. bioeconomy. This format connects and generates deal flow between bio developers, producers, global brands, buyers, investors, financiers, suppliers, and community enablers.

“The U.S. bioeconomy has a crucial role to play in reducing the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, revitalizing manufacturing and contributing to the goal of creating a net-zero carbon economy,” said Paul MacDonald, Partner & Head of Community of World Bio Markets. “As such, we, the owners of World Bio Markets in Europe are delighted to be launching an event dedicated to driving the growth of biomanufacturing in the Midwest.”

Regionally, Bio Innovations Midwest provides a home for the biomanufacturing community 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. Additionally, it will be welcoming VIP delegations from Europe and Asia who will attend special networking dinners and tours of local facilities. This will enable crucial worldwide learning and collaboration opportunities.

Opportunities to take part in Bio Innovations Midwest include hosting meetings, speaking, displaying products, or attending as a delegate. For more information and to register, visit