1st Joint Call

The 1st joint call of ERA-IB provides academic and industrial researchers to establish cross-border partnerships in industrial biotechnology research. Out of the 32 applications, 8 projects were selected for funding. The total granted budget is 9.7 Million €. In all, 51 research groups in academia and industry were funded, and an additional 7 partners participate with own funding. The projects will run at least 3 years.
 
ERA-IB launched Europe’s first jointly coordinated, transnational call for project proposals in Industrial Biotechnology, entitled: "Industrial biotechnology for Europe: an integrated approach" in February 2008. Funding possibilities were offered to excellent innovative industrially relevant R&D and applied research projects. The call was open for researchers in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Saxony (Germany), Poland, Portugal, Spain and The Netherlands.
 
Organisations participating in the first ERA-IB joint call for proposals are the following: BelSPO (Belgium), DASTI (Denmark), Tekes (Finland), ADEME (France), FNR (Germany), SMUL (Germany - Freestate of Saxony), NCBiR (Poland), FCT (Portugal), MICINN (Spain), NWO, ACTS and NGI (The Netherlands).

Funding possibilities will be offered to excellent innovative industrially relevant R&D and applied research projects. Applications should have integrated several of the below given topics of Industrial Biotechnology into the proposal:

  • Novel enzymes and microorganisms for new and more efficient bioprocesses
  • Metabolic engineering for the improvement of industrial microorganisms
  • Enzyme design combining rational and or evolutionary methods
  • Development of multi-enzyme processes and modular enzymes
  • Microbial stress under process conditions
  • Development of new platform chemicals, including biomonomers
  • Development of new and functionalised biopolymers
  • Process analytical technologies for improved bioprocess understanding
  • Scale-up of bioprocesses
  • Innovative down-stream processing and biocatalyst recycling
  • Biotechnological upgrading and valorisation of biorefinery byproducts

The total budget available for this Call was approximataly 11 Milion Euros.

 

 In February 2008 ERA-IB has launched Europe's first jointly coordinated transnational call for project proposals in Industrial Biotechnology.
All results can be found in the call brochure.