A jubilee seminar presenting the societal benefits of all three sectors of biotechnology, healthcare agricultural and industrial applications was held in The Finlandia Hall, Helsinki.

The opening speech was given by MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, and the plenary lecture by Director Marja Makarow from the Finnish Academy. The seminar ended with an open panel discussion which included a member of the Finnish Parliament from the Green party.

The seminar was covered in several newspapers including the most important business newspaper in Finland, Kauppalehti.