Launch of an industrial biotechnology infrastructrure strategy: European recognition for the IBISBA project

On the 11th September in Vienna (Austria), ESFRI1 will present the 2018 edition of the European Research Infrastructures Roadmap. Among the new infrastructure projects in this latest edition is IBISBA2, an infrastructure project that aims to draw together European R&D strength to provide new support for the development of industrial biotechnology. Coordinated by INRA, a French organization that is a world leader in agricultural sciences, IBISBA brings together 14 R&D operators from 9 European member states. The overarching aim of the IBISBA infrastructure project is to provide a novel environment that will accelerate the production of knowledge and the applications thereof. Building on scientific and technological excellence and synergy with industry partners, IBISBA will generate proofs of concept prototypes, new methods and standards and create an environment for the training of tomorrow's industrial biotechnology professionals.






1European Science Forum for Research Infrastructure. Created in 2002, ESFRI plays an central role in the definition of Europe's long term policy for large Research Infrastructure

2IBISBA is the acronym for Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Synthetic Biology Acceleration

3IBISBA partners are: VITO (Belgium), VTT (Finland), CEA, INRA, INSA Toulouse and the Université de Nantes (France), RWTH Aachen University and Fraunhofer IGB/CBP (Germany), Wageningen UR (The Netherlands), National Technical University of Athens (Greece), CNR and Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy), CIB & CNB – CSIC and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (The United Kingdom).