About Biocatalyst

Biocatalyst is an independent non-profit foundation with the goal of fostering the biotechnology community in Latvia, the Baltic States, and beyond. We organize events and help create new connections to boost innovation and promote industrial, scientific, and social cooperation in the region.

Why is biotech important?

We strongly believe that biotechnology is going to be one of the major drivers of growth and innovation in the decades to come. The Bio Revolution is well underway, and promises outsized benefits to early movers.

How do we define biotechnology?

We view biotech in the broadest possible sense – as any application where living organisms, cells, or their components can benefit the lives of humans. In addition to the classical life-sciences connotation, this also implies many more “flavors” of biotech, from industrial and nutritional biotechnology to sustainability, circularity, and bioinformatics.