The event series “Bio.NRW.academy” started in 2009 and addresses current topics at the interface of science and industry. The one-day symposium “Young Science meets Industry” was supported by BioSC as a co-organizer. For the first time, industry leaders and junior scientists were invited together to present to each other current questions in industry and the corresponding junior research. The event focussed on the research areas “Antibiotics research” and “Plant innovation”. Talks from industry were given by Dr. Cuong Vuong (AiCuris, Wuppertal) and Dr. Frank Wolter (Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht). During the lunch break, Prof. Ulrich Schurr gave a greenhouse tour and introduced the potential of modern plant phenotyping.