BRIDGE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

An efficient collaboration between science and industry is the key to an enhanced innovation potential. For that reason, acib has established an academia partner network.
Within academic institutions have access to a broad network of policy makers and notable industrial partners – in return they can share their knowledge and infrastructure and get access to industrial financing.

The vision is to enlarge the international expertise in the field of industrial biotechnology.

BECOME AN ACADEMIA PARTNER AND GET ACCESS TO OUR INDUSTRIAL PARTNER NETWORK

Academic institutions, which are active in the research disciplines of industrial biotechnology and are looking for industrial partners for the realization of an application oriented project, are highly encouraged to become part of the Academia Partner Network. Currently, 53 universities are part of the APN and benefit from numerous advantages. Get a closer look at our current partners at NETWORK

BENEFITS 

  • Non-bureaucratic and simplified cooperation through our legal framework

  • Access to a comprehensive industrial network for applied research in the field of industrial biotechnology

  • Project financing, also in the framework of industry-crowdfunding projects

  • Facilitated project administration

  • Professional project management tailored to your specific needs

  • Professional marketing and public relations

  • Comprehensive knowledge about the appropriate funding schemes for your particular projects

PROJECT FINANCING

  • Publicly-industrially co-financed projects (PICOF): acib is aware of different national and international funding schemes and looks for the optimal opportunity for each single project

  • Fully industrially financed cooperative projects (FIFCO): The project costs are taken over by one (co-financing) or shared by more than one industrial partner (co-financing multifirm).

  • Self financed emerging projects (SELFIE)

  • Investor and crowd-financed projects (INCROF)

YOUR BENEFITS

  • Non-bureaucratic and simplified cooperation through our legal framework

  • Access to a comprehensive industrial network for applied research in the field of industrial biotechnology

  • Project financing, also in the framework of industry-crowdfunding projects

  • Facilitated project administration

  • Professional project management tailored to your specific needs

  • Professional marketing and public relations

  • Comprehensive knowledge about the appropriate funding schemes for your particular projects

PROJECT FINANCING

  • FULLY INDUSTRIALLY FINANCED COOPERATIVE PROJECTS (FIFCO)
    The project costs are taken over by one (co-financing) or shared by more than one industrial partner (co-financing multifirm).

  • PUBLICLY-INDUSTRIALLY CO-FINANCED PROJECTS (PICOF)
    acib is aware of different national and international funding schemes and looks for the optimal opportunity for each single project

JOINT PROJECT INITIATIVE (JPI)

acib is looking for interesting competence profiles (as a 1-page-document) and concrete project concepts in order to broaden our scientific basis. The role of acib is to connect your scientific expertise with acibs industrial partner network and to gather financing for the particular types of projects. Following offers are requested:

  • PROJECT OFFER: innovative project concepts that could be of interest for industrial partners (e.g. rejected project proposals)
  • CO-DEVELOPMENT OFFER: technology with proof of principle, but not enough matured for industrial applications
  • TECHNOLOGY OFFER: well developed technology (based on a patent) and ready for out-lincensing
  • SERVICE OFFER: methods or technologies which can be offered as a service (analyses, enzyme production, etc.)

We are happy to receive your Project and Technology Offers as an APN Member.
Please use the templates (doc files) provided for download and send it to Martin Trinker.

Jobs Intro

JOIN OUR TEAM AND LET GREAT THINGS HAPPEN

Please provide your application via our application portal selecting the appropriate position. Due to our data protection rules we will not accept any application sent via email or submitted by other ways than our application portal.

  • “acib provides a perfect framework for performing cutting-edge strategic research activities jointly defined by academic and company partners, thus stimulating knowledge transfer and innovative biotechnological applications in industrial production. In addition, industrial biotechnology is expected to play a key role for realising emerging sustainable bioeconomy concepts, e.g. by contributing to establish and exploit biomass based value chains.”

    Josef Glößl / Vice Rector for Research and International Research Collaboration at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)

  • “acib provided the means and connections that paved me a fascinating way to expand from mere basic academic research to applied biotechnology.”

    Dr. Rainer Schneider / Universität Innsbruck

  • „acib as an international competence center for industrial biotechnology has established itself as a highly qualified intermediary between academic research and applied technology”

    Dr. Renate Dworczak / Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz