Presentation time: 

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 9:45am to 11:00am

Minnesota has a world-leading innovation cluster in biobased chemicals and advanced biofuels, but sometimes lags behind other jurisdictions in attracting commercial scale projects. This panel will bring together multiple perspectives from different Business Executives to surface the key components that guide office, R&D and production siting decisions.

Moderator: Rolf Nordstrom, President and CEO, Great Plains Institute


  • Atul Thakrar, President and CEO, Segetis
  • Dave Rapaport, Vice President of Earth and Community Care, Aveda
  • Jim Millis, Chief Technology Officer, BioAmber Inc.