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Industrial Biotechnology in Europe

Find an overview over the major European research institutions which translate academic research into industrial applications. All Centers are focused on research to apply biotechnology for industrial production.

acib – Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology

With 25+ years of experience, acib develops new applications for the industry – focused on biocatalysis, enzymes, polymers, cell line development, protein production & purification, bioinformatics and synthetic biology. acib stands for sophisticated research with a significant public funding, new production processes with improved ecological & economic efficiency, (new) products with higher quality and purity or innovative functional products for everyday use. acib is a partnership of 80+ international universities and companies.

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BioPro Baden-Württemberg GmbH is an innovation and public relation agency (start 2002). It is a non profit, state owned organization (100% ownership by the State of Baden-Württemberg). BioPro wants to meet the needs of industry – especially of branches that are not involved in biotechnology yet.
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BioSC – Bioeconomy Science Center

The Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC) is a scientific center of competence that will conduct research for a sustainable bioeconomy using an integrative overall concept. BioSC was recently founded by RWTH Aachen University, the universities of Bonn and Düsseldorf, and the Forschungszentrum Jülich based on a joint strategy involving numerous pre-existing scientific networks and collaborations. It integrates all relevant scientific disciplines for a sustainable supply of biomass and bio-based products and processes within the value network bioeconomy. For some videos and more detailed Information see the references on the German BIOSC-portal!
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CfB – Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

The Center will facilitate the emergence of the next generation of cell factories. Cell factories will transform the production and manufacture of chemical structures. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability will lead this transformative development.
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CLIB 2021 – Cluster industrielle Biotechnologie CLIB2021 e.V.

CLIB2021 is an “Open Innovation Cluster” for bioeconomy with focus on industrial biotechnology. Our 90 cluster members recruit from academia, finance, industry, and SME, with an international share of about 35%. The CLIB Graduate Cluster ensures qualification of young scientists in key areas of industrial biotechnology; the same scientific areas are also addressed by our CLIB Technology Cluster. We help our members and partners to network along bioeconomy value chains in the chemicals and energy markets. Identification and evaluation of unusual value chains within the bioeconomy is a major task of our cluster.
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CoEBio3 – Centre of Excellence in Biocatalysis, Biotransformation and Biocatalytic Manufacture

CoEBio3 engages in a wide range of academic and industrial collaborations within the broad theme of white industrial biotechnology. In particular CoEBio3 participates in, and acts as co-ordinator for, a range of EU funded programmes including BIONEXGEN, CHEM21, BIOOX, KYROBIO, P4FIFTY, BIOINTENSE, SUPRABIO etc. CoEBio3 carries our R&D in the areas of enzyme discovery and biocatalyst development with an emphasis on protein evolution, engineering and high-throughput screening.
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Dept. of Biochemical Engineering at UCL

The Department of Biochemical Engineering at the University College London is the leading UK university research centre in bioprocess engineering for the biotech industry. It hosts research centres and multidisciplinary programmes for new protein therapeutics, advanced biocatalysis and regenerative medicine and has extensive pilot plant and other experimental facilities. The Department is the UK focus for bioprocessing training and has more than 100 doctoral students. It is closely aligned to industry via collaborations involving more than 70 companies.
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IBB – Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences

The Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences is a research unit in engineering and life sciences at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa. IBB promotes cross-disciplinary research, development and education in biotechnology encompassing the biological and engineering disciplines for the benefit of the industrial, environmental, energy and health sectors. IBB aims to create a research and educational environment to make an international impact, and to produce future leaders in the Biotechnology field.
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IBC Finland – Industrial Biotechnology Cluster Finland

Industrial Biotechnology Cluster Finland (IBC) promotes sustainability and bioeconomy in the Finnish industry by means of industrial biotechnology. IBC is an agile cluster, working flexibly based on the needs of its members. The cluster was established in July 2012. The aims of IBC Finland are to build novel biotechnology solutions and products through project cooperation between companies and research institutes, to identify industry needs and to translate these into three to five research projects per year, to create international  cooperation with European industrial biotechnology partners and to enrich the knowledge about biotechnology applications in the industry.
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IBN – Industrial Biotechnology North

IBN is hosted and managed by TuTech Innovation GmbH and wants to promote a sustainable bioeconomy. Industrial Biotechnology North encourages basic and applied research in industrial biotechnology and related areas as well as to link scientific, business and funding policy activities at regional, national and European levels. IBN sponsores a yearly award for academic and industrial scientists or politicians for outstanding achievements in the filed of biotechnology.
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InBio – Centre for Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis

The Centre for Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis at Ghent University  has a longstanding research tradition in the field of white biotechnology, particularly directed towards the biocatalytic synthesis of carbohydrates and derivatives through either microbial fermentation or the use of isolated enzymes. The area of expertise includes screening for novel biocatalysts, the optimisation of fermentation strains through metabolic engineering, the engineering of enzymes through rational design and directed evolution, as well as process development and product isolation.
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LoGeC – Lombardy Green Chemistry Cluster

The Lombardy cluster, which governance and operations will be defined in close cooperation with Regione Lombardia, shall have an advisory and intermediation role, facilitating the dialogue between Regione Lombardia and the stakeholders in the territory. Furthermore, it will promote regional policies in the field of green chemistry, which are consistent with the needs expressed by the territory as well as representing Regione Lombardia at community level with relation to the new “Horizon 2020” strategic framework and in Italy within the national green chemistry cluster.
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NIBN – Norwegian Industrial Biotechnology Network

The Norwegian Industrial Biotechnology Network is a national not-for-profit member association of organizations and individuals who want to contribute to a stronger growth and economic value creation of the Norwegian biobased industry. The network focuses on biotechnology industry involving the use of biorenewables and biological raw materials from marine and terrestrial resources. The network aims to stimulate innovation and to strengthen the development of new processes and products, as well as the development of new and existing applications and markets.
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TWB – Toulouse White Biotechnology

TWB facilitates the development of new industrial production processes using renewable carbon sources and biological tools (enzymes, microorganisms). TWB wants to be a performant and simple private/ public interface, based on state of the art technical platforms.
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VTT – Technical Research Centre of Finland

The VTT is a governmental (Ministry of Employment and the Economy) non-profit organisation (RES) with about 3000 employees working on knowledge intensive products and services, smart industry and energy systems and solutions for natural resources and environment. VTTs mission is to develop technologies for the benefit of the industry and the society. VTT offers basic research, applied research, technology development, prototype development and pilots, e.g. for pretreatment or fermentation.
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acib impressions
Fermenter Monitoring
microorganisms on plate
Take Tech 2011
Dunkle Kulturen 2
Labs Wien 1
24 bacteria
Rot fluoreszierende Bakterien
Dunkle Kulturen 3