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Phytopharma Day


08.00 AM - 04.00 PM
Literaturhaus Stuttgart
Breitscheidstr. 4
70174 Stuttgart
How to find us
Meet & Match
Target group
Representatives (e.g. CEO, R&D, Business Development) and Cluster manager related to collection/cultivation of medicinal plants, phytopharmaceuticals, natural cosmetics, dietary supplements as well as scientists from applied research organisations
BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH,
DanuBioValNet, a project co-funded by the European Union (ERDF, IPA)
Dr. Ursula Göttert
EU-Projekt DanuBioValNet
Phone: +49 (0)711 218185-18
E-mail: goettert(at)


  • Biotechnology is the study of all processes involving life cells or enzymes for the transformation and production of certain substances.

Phytopharmaceuticals and natural cosmetics are an important economic pillar in Europe and gain increasing attention. Data collected by the German Pharmaceutical Industry Association (BPI) make Germany the leader in phytopharmaceutical production in the EU.

With our event “Phytopharma Day – Fostering transnational cooperation in the Danube Region” we are providing the opportunity to connect you with key stakeholders along the phytopharmaceutical value chain in the Danube Region. Themes on the Program will be the cultivation/collection of the raw material, the processing towards the final product and eventually sustainable bio-based packaging of your product.

The Phytopharma Day will be the very first occasion where you can discuss and share ideas with experts at every value-adding step along the value chain in the Danube Region. We will listen to high-class speakers, discussing the World and European market and learn about best practices from established companies working at different steps of the value chain. To efficiently interact with potential partners, a Meet&Match will be organised after the lectures, where you can share project ideas. Cluster managers and companies throughout the whole Danube Region will get the possibility to connect transnationally.

Potentials of Danube Region and perspectives

The Danube Region with its rich cultural and ecological diversity offers high potential for cross-sectoral and transnational cooperation. Good and sustainable cooperation will support the regional development by diversifying the local economy and creating new employment opportunities. The development of new bio-based value chains from primary production to consumer markets needs to be done by connecting enterprises from different regions and industries.

Preliminary program

8.30am Registration
9.00am Welcome address
  Prof. Dr. Ralf Kindervater, BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH
  Prof. Dr. Rainer Luick, Hochschule für Forstwissenschaft, Rottenburg, Germany
9.10am Phytopharma - overview worldwide situation
  Fernando Quezada, Biotechnology Center of Excellence Corporation, Waltham, USA
9.30am Wild collections of plants: economic relevance, value chains and synergies for sustainable rural development
  Prof. Dr. Rainer Luick, Hochschule für Forstwissenschaft, Rottenburg, Germany
9.50am Perspectives/Impressions of the collectors of wild plants
  Joanna Sucholas, Hochschule für Forstwissenschaft, Rottenburg, Germany and
  Ass. Prof. Dr. Florin Pacurar, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania
10.10am  Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG
10.30am Coffee break
11.00am Phytopharmaceutical Association
11.20am Holistic approach for a pharmaceutical raw material quality
  Ralf Kunert, naturamus GmbH, Aichelberg, Germany
11.40am Ethnopharmacology and the development of new medicines and supplements 
  Prof. Dr. Michael Heinrich, UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London, Great Britain
12.00pm Lunch break
1.00pm Meet & Match
  Brokerage Event
2.00pm Workshop
  Creating value chains; enabling Danube-wide cooperation
3.00pm Biobased Packaging
3.20pm Networking coffee break
3.55pm Wrap up



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