Microbiome & Probiotic R&D & Business Collaboration Forum: Europe


23rd-24th May 2023


The Netherlands

10th Microbiome & Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum

Global Engage hosted the Microbiome & Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum on the 24-25 May 2022.

This meeting brought together academic, industry and investment leaders to discuss the cutting edge developments in microbiome, skin & probiotic research. Attendees explored the challenges and opportunities in translating research towards commercialisation, as well as learning how partnerships and collaborations can secure investment.  Topics covered included gut health and disease, as well as the stunning advances being made in understanding the gut-brain axis. There are also dedicated tracks devoted to developments in Probiotics, Prebiotics and Postbiotic research as well as personalised nutrition.

We also saw expanded coverage of Women’s health, LBP, advances in HMO & infant health and research in metabolic diseases

“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”

This meeting is always co-located with the Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress: Europe

Featured speakers – Our full speaker panel can be found here

The conference at a glance

  10th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum 7th Probiotics & Prebiotics Congress 4th Skin Microbiome Congress
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
Day 1 Gut Health & Disease
(Gastro, Metabolic Disorders etc) 
Women & Infant Health

Probiotics, Prebiotics and Postbiotics   Skin & Cosmeceuticals 
Day 2 Beyond the Gut
(Gut-Brain Axis)

Business Collaboration – Regulations & Investment


Personalised Nutrition Skin & Cosmeceuticals


How you will benefit

  • Understand the causal effect relationship between stress-induced depression in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) progression through single bacteria modulating regulatory T cell (Treg) and Th17 cells (Th17) immunity
  • Get an update on research exploring the association between the vaginal microbiota and premature birth
  • Learn how the microbiota protects against antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens and how to develop synthetic communities of microbes to combat infectious disease
  • Discover research on identifying molecular mimetic compounds in gut microbes and the latest findings on developing an anti-depressant derived from bacteria 
  • Explore how the infant skin microbiome changes over time
  • Understand HMO composition and how it individually affects benefits for infants and infant nourishment.
  • Build on existing partnerships and create new collaborations to deliver new products to market
  • Enter the poster competition
  • Join us for a fantastic networking and drinks reception

2022 Speakers


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“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 ambience, nice exhibition, very good food, the possibility to sit in the conference lounge to make a call or have discussions, the quiet and clean hotel … and very efficient wifi”

AUDREY GUÉNICHE, L’Oréal Research & Innovation

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The 2022 agenda in brief
  • Gut Health & Disease
  • Beyond the Gut
  • Women & Infant Health
  • Business Collaboration – Regulations and Investment
  • Probiotics, Prebiotics and Postbiotics
  • 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 and drinks reception
  • Expert-led roundtable discussions
  • Extended senior-level interactive panel discussions
  • Poster presentation competition
  • Vibrant exhibition hall featuring leading companies

2022 Sponsors

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World Forum The Hague

Microbiome Conference Venue

World Forum The Hague
Churchillplein 10
2517 JW Den Haag

The World Forum convention centre is located in The Hague between the beach and city centre. It is located near two international airports, Schiphol (30 minutes by public transport) and Rotterdam The Hague Airport (45 minutes by public transport). The Novotel is attached to the world forum and the Marriott is in walking distance.

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 or email Maria Mirnova

Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


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

SAVE 10% with discount code Web10 valid until May 1

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 winning entries will be selected by the judges
  3. The winners 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 winners 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

Conference Sponsors

2022 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
  • Microbiome Post

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.