Turning industrial biotechnology into a European success story
Roadmapping for accelerated take-upLaunched in September 2012, BIO-TIC aims to establish an overview of the barriers to biotech innovation and design a clear action plan to overcome them. The three-year project is “a solutions approach” centered on a solid roadmapping exercise that will involve a broad stakeholder base from industry, knowledge organisations, governments and civil society. Three intermediary roadmaps will focus on market assessments and projections, research and innovation as well as non-technological barriers such as feedstock. A series of stakeholder workshops will take place at national and European level to reach a comprehensive view on solutions BIO-TIC can offer to accelerate market uptake of industrial biotechnology. Finally, the partners will collate and further refine the developed roadmaps into a joint European IB Roadmap and Policy recommendations document, with maximum stakeholder buy-in for wide dissemination and maximum impact. The project will be co-ordinated by EuropaBio — the European Association for Biotechnology Industries, who will also be joined by CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council, representing the European chemical industry. In addition, the project will develop and market test a methodology to measure the growth of biomass use and industrial biotechnology in the market as metric to evaluate the impact of the project.
Getting involved with BIO-TICBIO-TIC will engage with all the relevant value-chain partners, promoting and facilitating active discussion groups across all industrial biotechnology sectors. A website and a partnering platform will be launched later in the year, but a BIO-TIC Linked In group is already active – open to anyone interested in the transformative potential of industrial biotechnology.
Project details:Project reference: 312121
Total cost: EUR 2,763,396
EU contribution: EUR 1,995,798
Project runtime: 01 August 2012 to 31 July 2015
Programme acronym: FP7-KBBE
Subprogramme area: KBBE.2012.3.3 – 01 Overcoming hurdles for innovation in industrial biotechnology in Europe