On 3-6 July 2016, world experts in biotechnology met at EXPO Kraków at the 17th edition of the ECB 2016 Biotechnology Congress. Over 850 students, lectures by recognized experts - leaders representing the world of science and business, 25 symposia and over 200 smaller panels touching every aspect in biotechnology, including groundbreaking achievements. This is how impressive was the most important achievement and the most important biotechnological events in Europe, which took place for the first time in Poland.