Achievements of the network members

Up to the beginning of 2015, the IBB network has mobilized more than 100 million euros for research and development projects, equipment and structural measures in the field of industrial biotechnology:

  • The total volume of 18 research and development projects in the IBB network is about 48 million euros.
  • 43.5 million euros flow into the (re)construction of four different industrial plants (incl. accompanying research) and one plant of the Technical University of Munich - from pilot to demonstration-scale.
  • 10.2 million euros count for technical-structural measures, such as the Fraunhofer Project Group BioCat in Straubing, the master program "Industrial Biotechnology" at the TU Munich or the ZIM cooperation network "bioplastic".

Partners from different industries such as biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, biochemical engineering and process engineering, mechanical engineering and plant construction work together. Of the mobilized funds for industrial biotechnology 53 percent are private equity and 47 percent are public funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology (BayStMWi) as well as from the Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry (BayStMELF) for a feasibility study.