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Towards an ERA in Industrial Biotechnology

Objective

Industrial Biotechnology (IB) is the modern use and application of biotechnology for the sustainable processing and production of chemicals, materials and fuels. It uses enzymes and micro-organisms to make products in sectors such as chemistry, food and feed, paper and pulp, textiles and energy. This ERA-NET is a joint initiative of 17 research programme funding and/or management organisations of 12 countries with important initiatives in the field of IB. In all of the participating countries Industrial Biotechnology (IB) is recognized as a key technology for a sustainable chemical industry and society and of utmost importance for economic growth and innovation in Europe. IB, although already successfully established in some sectors, is still in its infancy. Therefore, more in-depth knowledge derived from both basic as well as applied research, is necessary to fully explore the wide range of possibilities. As national strategies and activities in this area are currently being developed and implemented, it is now the moment for effective coordination and cooperation in Europe. The partners of this ERA-IB committed themselves to enhanced cooperation and coordination in IB research funding and management policies. The structured work programme includes the development of dedicated procedures and systems for coordination and integration of national programmatic research activities, identification of important themes for new research programmes, and creation of (new) transnational managed research programmes (including joint calls for proposals). In selecting the most important research themes for these jointly managed research programmes, the ERA-IB closely cooperates with the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry and the European Federation for Biotechnology (EFB). The ultimate goal of ERA-IB is to establish a network that will serve as a basis for a long lasting European research cooperation in Industrial Biotechnology.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology

Call for proposal

ERA-NET/1/CA-SSA
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost-indië 300
93138 The Hague
Netherlands

Participants (21)

AGENCE DE L'ENVIRONMENT ET DE LA MAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE
France
Address
20, Avenue Du Grésillé
90406 Angers
BELGIAN FEDERAL SCIENCE POLICY OFFICE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Science 8
Brussels
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUR BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Hannoversche Strasse 28-30
Berlin
CHIEF SCIENTIST OFFICE, MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Israel
Address
2 Ben Tabai Street
Jerusalem
DANISH AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION / FORSKNINGS-OG INNOVATIONSSTYRELSEN
Denmark
Address
Bredgade 40
Copenhagen
DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
United Kingdom
Address
Victoria Street 1
London
FACHAGENTUR NACHWACHSENDE ROHSTOFFE E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofplatz
Gülzow
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo-brandt-strasse
Juelich
FUNDACAO PARA E CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
Address
Avenida D. Carlos I, 126
Lisboa
FUNDACIÓN ESPAÑOLA PARA LA CIENCIA Y LA TECNOLOGÍA
Spain
Address
C/rosario Pino 14-16
Madrid
MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACIÓN (SPANISH MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION)
Spain
Address
Albacete 5
Madrid
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
Poland
Address
Wspólna 1/3
Warsaw
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Address
Clermont Ganneau St.1, Government Offices, Building 3, Hakirya Hamizrachit
49100 Jerusalem
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPORTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
Croatia
Address
Trg Hrvatskih Velikana 6
Zagreb
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Poland
Address
Nowogrodzka 47A
Warsaw
POLITECHNIKA LODZKA (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ)
Poland
Address
Zeromskiego 116
Lodz
SÄCHSISCHES STAATSMINISTERIUM FÜR UMWELT UND LANDWIRTSCHAF/FREESTATE OF SAXONY
Germany
Address
Archivstrasse 1
Dresden
TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY BOARD
United Kingdom
Address
North Star House North Star Avenue
Swindon
TEKES - TEKNOLOGIAN JA INNOVAATIOIDEN KEHITTAEMISKESKUS (FINNISH FUNDING AGENCY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION)
Finland
Address
Kyllikinportti 2
Helsinki
UNITATEA EXECUTIVA PENTRU FINANTAREA INVATAMANTULUI SUPERIOR, A CERCETARII, INOVARII SI DEZVOLTARII
Romania
Address
21-25 Mendeleev
Bucharest
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Address
Heslington
York