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ERA-Net Industrial Biotechnology

Call status: Closed
Previous call: 12 February 2014 – 30 June 2014


  • ERA-NET EuroTransBio (ETB)

Funding total


Number of BBSRC projects funded

Six projects were funded. Projects are expected to start in early 2015.


To address industrial biotechnology for Europe: an integrated approach.

Key aims

These were innovative industrially relevant and development projects on one or more of the following processes:

  • Conversion of industrial by-products and biomass into value-added products
  • Novel systems for new, more sustainable processes (bio-catalysts such as enzymes, micro-organism and cell-free biosynthesis systems)
  • New compounds from existing, but not well studied biological systems, by understanding their metabolic pathways
  • Modelling and optimisation of biological unit operations/modelling for the improvement of cellular bio-processes
  • Process development, intensification and/or integration in existing industrial processes (e.g. downstream and scale-up, process design, scalability)

and these products/markets:

  • Development of new functional materials/properties from renewable resources
  • Development of platform chemicals including bio-monomers, oligomers and polymers
  • Biomaterials, pharmaceuticals, functional food/feed ingredients *

and function-based bio-products and bio-process design.

Related calls: collaboration energy industrial biotechnology industry innovation