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CLIB-Kompetenzzentrum Biotechnologie (CKB)

Project coordinator

Prof. Dr. Karl-Erich-Jaeger – Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf – Germany

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Financial support

Dieses Vorhaben wird aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) gefördert.

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The development of a biobased and sustainable economy in which renewable raw materials are used is a response to the current global challenges and part of the research strategy of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. As a key technology, biotechnology is of central importance for an economy that is to be independent of fossil raw materials in the long term. The problem: In biotechnology, the time span from idea to market entry is longer than for example in the IT sector. One reason for this is that biotechnology is divided into different process areas.

Against this background, the competence centre aims to establish a cross-location and integrated research infrastructure that supports and accelerates the biotechnological value chain - from the gene and enzyme to the process and product. In the four research centres, experts will develop strategies with which the sub-processes can be combined in the future. This should shorten the time span from the development of the idea to market entry. Biotechnological solution concepts - for example to increase resource efficiency - are to be researched and applied in the important markets of life sciences and health.

The CKB will cooperate with business and society via CLIB2021 e.V., an international network with over 100 members from industry and research. The universities in Bielefeld, Düsseldorf and Dortmund as well as the Research Centre Jülich can fall back on already established cooperations, jointly successful projects and results of joint applied research and basic research.

Further information

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