About CropIB

The international conference that combines science, technology innovation, and business in the field of plant breeding and innovative crops

On March 24-26, 2024 the International CROP Innovation & Business (CropIB) conference will take place in Ghent, Belgium.

This conference brings together breeding companies, academics, agri tech providers and experts from the international agri-food community to discuss innovations, business strategies and solutions for the challenges in agriculture.

For the 13th time, more than 200 international participants will gather for a three-day conference that focuses on the drivers of Crop Innovation with the latest trends in the interplay of technology development, market need and social demands.

New technologies in artificial intelligence, phenotyping, robotics, genotyping and data science that will contribute to the development of new resilience-, protein-, health beneficial- and sustainable crops will be discussed.

CropIB will also contribute to stimulating partnerships by connecting the industry to the world-class academic networks such as of Wageningen (the Netherlands), Ghent (Belgium) and CEPLAS (Germany).

Added to this year´s program is a dedicated pitch session in which 6 early stage companies will have the opportunity to give a short presentation of 7 minutes. The aim of this program part is to connect these startups to the breeding industry and perform pilot studies to validate their first product and/or service. In this way CropIB would like to decrease the time to market for new innovations that could be applied for crop improvement.

Topics for 2024

  • To be announced

Whom to meet
CropIB is a C-level conference for management, entrepreneurs, leading scientists, financial- and legal experts from the international Ag-Bio industry.

Around 200 delegates (CEOs, CSOs, Business executives, heads of R&D/Biotech, legal firms, key scientists, policy makers and financial experts) from the international Ag-Bio industry will be present representing over 100 different organisations.

Visionary keynote lectures ~ Dedicated parallel sessions ~ Pitch session ~ Networking possibilities ~ Exclusive conference app ~ Exhibition area

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