Microbiome R&D & Business Collaboration Forum: Europe


24th-25th May 2022


The Hague, The Netherlands

10thMicrobiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

Dedicated to exploring microbiome research and strategies for commercialisation and product development, we brought together KOLs to present a series of R&D case studies. Topics covered include gut health and disease, advances beyond the gut including cancer, oral and lung microbiome. A dedicated stream explores advances in understanding the role of the microbiome in women’s & infant health.

This meeting provided a networking experience in which industry/academia collaborations were forged to translate research into clinical trials. Plus, the attendees had ample opportunity to review more than 30 poster presentations and meet with 30+ exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services.

“I liked the combination of science and business”
“From an academic perspective, it was nice to see how people are commercialising their research”
“A diverse mix of different stakeholders: academia, industry, finance”


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2021 Featured speakers – Our full speaker panel can be found here

The 2021 meeting at a glance

9th Microbiome & Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
Day 1 Gut Health & Disease
(Gastro, Metabolic Disorders etc) 
Women & Infant Health

Probiotics & Prebiotics and Diagnostics  Skin & Cosmeceuticals 
Day 2 Beyond the Gut
(Cancer, Oral, Lung)
Business Collaboration – Regulations & Investment Personalised Nutrition Skin & Cosmeceuticals


How the attendees benefited

This programme creates a collaborative environment in which you can create enduring relationships across the full range of microbiome and probiotics research.

  • See recent scientific evidence on the disruption of microbial and fungal colonization in new-born infants delivered prematurely
  • Explore the preclinical steps that have led to the development of the novel bacterial strain to treat obesity
  • Discover the latest advances in Omic research in gut health and disease
  • Understand how European funding policy is targeting microbiome research
  • Build on existing partnerships and create new collaborations to deliver new products to market
  • Enter the poster competition

2021 Speakers


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2021 Agenda

The 2022 agenda is in production. If you would like to be a part of the meeting contact Mike Burden with your proposal.

“I had a great time speaking at the 9th Microbiome & Probiotics & Business Collaboration forum. The organisers brought together a unique mix of people from universities, industry and solution providers. There was lots of time for networking and a very comprehensive meeting program.”

ALINE DE SANTA IZABEL, Founder YOGUT ME & Synbiotic Kitchen

“The organisation, great speakers, good ambiance, nice exhibition, very good food, the possibly to sit in the conference lounge to make a call or have discussions, the quiet and clean hotel … and very efficient wifi”

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Download 2021 The Agenda
The 2021 agenda in brief
  • Gut Health & Disease
  • Beyond the Gut
  • Women & Infant Health
  • Business Collaboration – Regulations and Investment
  • Access the Probiotics & Prebiotics Congress
  • Access the Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress
What you will get
  • 90 presentations, panel discussions and roundtables from industry and academic leaders
  • 7 hours of dedicated networking time
  • Expert-led roundtable discussions
  • Extended senior-level interactive panel discussions
  • Poster presentation competition
  • Vibrant exhibition hall featuring leading companies


Your health and safety and that of our staff is our number one priority. We are working with the venue and advisors to ensure full compliance with the guidance as it will stand in May.

In terms of general good practice, we ask that you:

  • Evaluate your health and that of your close contacts prior to attending
  • If you become unwell, seek testing before travelling and if necessary, contact us about your registration
  • Keep up to date with and observe social distancing guidelines, whatever they may be in the fall
  • In an ever-changing situation, we will update the guidance as up-to-date information is released and communicating with all attendees in the build-up to the conference.


While there has been excellent progress in the vaccine roll-out across Europe and some Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted, these regulations are subject to change and review.

We are happy to offer a no quibble refund guarantee should you need to cancel at any time up to and including 22nd April 2022.

2022 Sponsors

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While there has been excellent progress in the vaccine roll-out across Europe and Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted, these regulations are subject to change and review.
We are happy to offer a no quibble refund guarantee should you need to cancel at any time up to and including 23 April

Pricing and Registration

The conference fee includes:
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • e-documentation pack
  • 3 for the price of 2 offer
  • 5 pass discounted price €400/€800/€1280 per person Academic/Startup/Industry
  • Discount applied automatically when registering places at once. If you do not know all the attendees complete this form
  • Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible with any other offers or discount codes
Register now

Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 671957 ext. 207 and we will take your details over the phone

Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


Don’t forget our 3 for 2 and 5 pass discount offer! Details above

To help us comply with GDPR regulations please register using your official institution email address and not a personal email.

*Discount is not available to representatives of organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions or business consultants. Please contact [email protected].

Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

Industry Fee


Standard registration for those not in the categories below



Startup Company


Fee for representatives of organisations under three years old, with fewer than 50 employees and in receipt of external funding and support. Excludes organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and also business consultants.

We accept the following cards through Worldpay
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • JCB

Step 2: Delegate Information

Poster Presentation

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees containing your full abstract, and you can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first-come-first-served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

  1. Submit your entry prior to the closing deadline (1 entry per person)
  2. Four entries for the Microbiome & Probiotics Series: Europe will be selected by
    the judges
  3. The winner of the poster presentation will be given a 15-minute speaking position on the conference agenda and will be notified in advance of the meeting
  4. The judge(s) will make the decision based on the abstract(s) submitted
  5. The winner will also receive a certificate from the organisers
  6. Representatives from solution provider organisations or experts already speaking on the program are not eligible to enter the competition but are welcome to present posters at the meeting as normal

Confirmed Conference Sponsors

2022 Sponsors

Past Conference Sponsors


Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.


Twenty Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings. Receive advanced delegate list from which to choose whom you’d like to meet with.  Global Engage will schedule these meetings and send you an itinerary before the event


Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness by taking a poster position or sponsoring the poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the meeting background screen.


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panellist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Gavin Hambrook, Conference Director
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email [email protected]

Media Partners

Please contact [email protected] for media partner opportunities

  • Microbiome Research Reports
  • Beneficial Microbes
  • Rapid Microbiology

Contact us about sponsoring the
Microbiome and Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

Call us on +44 (0)1865 849 841

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.