Interview with Dirk Carrez: his perspectives on IB in the bio-economy

May, 2016

In June 2014, the Public-Private Partnership for Bio-based Industries (BBI) was officially launched. The private partner, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), joined forces with the European Commission  to tackle the innovation ‘valley of death’, by seeking to bridge the gap between research and valorization. Now, almost two years later, we have had the opportunity to interview Dirk Carrez, the Executive Director of the BIC, to ask him about the main achievements of the partnership and its broader socio-economic impact.

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