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That is us, IBB Net­zwerk GmbH

We are a ded­ic­ated and agile team of nat­ur­al sci­ent­ists and field experts. As a ser­vice-ori­ented enter­prise, we sup­port the tech­no­lo­gic­al trans­fer in the field of indus­tri­al bio­tech­no­logy and sus­tain­able eco­nomy. Con­nect­ing part­ners from cor­por­a­tions, SMEs and aca­demia is one of our core activ­it­ies. We bridge their expert­ise in joint pro­jects and accel­er­ate the trans­fer from sci­entif­ic evid­ence into innov­at­ive, sus­tain­able and com­pet­it­ive products and processes. 

The Team

  • Prof. Dr. Har­alabos Zorbas

  • Prof. Dr. Har­alabos Zorbas

    Management, Business Development, Lobbying
    Phone: +49 89 74 120-371
    Fax: +49 89 74 120-378

    Prof. Har­alabos Zorbas stud­ied Molecu­lar Bio­logy at LMU Munich and did his doc­tor­ate for Bio­chem­ic­als at MPI for Bio­chem­ic­als, Mar­tin­sried. His fol­low­ing research activ­it­ies at the Insti­tute for Biochemicals/​Gene cen­ter (Prof. Win­nack­er) focused on the DNA’s struc­ture and func­tion, inter­act­ing with pro­teins, e.g., dur­ing euca­ryot­ic rep­lic­a­tion, and with anti­tumor­al agents, e.g., Cis­plat­in-Ana­logs. In 1997, he habil­it­ated in bio­chem­ic­als and was appoin­ted asso­ci­ate pro­fess­or. Prof. Zorbas was pro­fess­or for phar­ma­ceut­ic­al bio­logy at LMU from 1999 to 2000. From 2001 to 2006, he was pro­ject and shared man­ager at BioM AG and mem­ber of the Super­vis­ory Board of sev­er­al port­fo­lio com­pan­ies. Until 2008, he man­aged the busi­ness depart­ment Bav­ari­an Bio­tech­no­logy Cluster” at BioM Biotech Cluster Devel­op­ment GmbH. Since 2004, he is extra­cur­ricular pro­fess­or at LMU. Since its found­a­tion in 2008, Prof. Zorbas is author­ized CEO of IBB Net­zwerk GmbH.

  • Dr. Chris­toph­er Timm

  • Dr. Chris­toph­er Timm

    Project Director, Authorized Officer
    Project management in the field of functional proteins and computer-aided models
    Phone: +49 89 74 120-376
    Fax: +49 89 74 120-378

    Dr. Timm stud­ied chem­ic­al bio­logy at TU Dortmund and fol­lowed his doc­tor­ate at Karls­ruh­er Insti­tute for Tech­no­logy (KIT). After­wards, he gained sub­stan­tial exper­i­ences in pro­ject man­age­ment and devel­op­ment of R&D pro­jects in bio­chem­ic­al industry. Dr. Timm is a cer­ti­fied pro­ject man­ager (PRINCE2 Prac­ti­tion­er Agile) and qual­ity man­ager (Six Sigma Black Belt). Since Janu­ary 2018, he is pro­ject man­ager at IBB Net­zwerk GmbH.

  • Laura Mayrock

  • Laura Mayrock

    Office Manager
    Backoffice, Controlling, HR
    Phone: +49 89 74 120-370
    Fax: +49 89 74 120-378

    After her appren­tice­ship as an office clerk, Laura Mayrock com­pleted the com­mer­cial spe­cial­ist cer­ti­fic­ate at the Cham­ber of Crafts for Swa­bia accord­ing to the Crafts Code, which also includes the so-called Ada-Schein” (instruct­or aptitude test). She then com­pleted fur­ther train­ing to become a cer­ti­fied busi­ness admin­is­trat­or accord­ing to the Crafts Code at the Elb­cam­pus in Ham­burg. This included gen­er­al civil, labour and tax law, vari­ous types of fin­an­cing, mar­ket­ing, human resources man­age­ment, cor­por­ate strategies, value cre­ation, as well as aspects of economics.

    After sev­er­al years of pro­fes­sion­al exper­i­ence in the areas of payroll and fin­an­cial account­ing, pro­ject plan­ning, HR and event man­age­ment, Ms Mayrock has now been part of IBB Net­zwerk GmbH since May 2023 and is respons­ible for all com­mer­cial and busi­ness man­age­ment issues relat­ing to the Cluster for Indus­tri­al Bio­tech­no­logy Bavaria.

  • Dr. Wil­fried Peters

  • Dr. Wil­fried Peters

    Project Manager
    Project management in the field of biopolymers, CO2 and waste usage
    Phone: +49 89 74 120-372
    Fax: +49 89 74 120-378

    Dr. Peters is a chem­ic­al engin­eer and holds a doc­tor­ate in bio­logy. He has mul­tiple years of exper­i­ence in the chem­ic­al industry, par­tic­u­larly in the applied and pro­duc­tion­al sec­tor. In addi­tion, he worked many years in aca­demia focus­ing on physiolo­gic­al, molecu­lar bio­lo­gic­al, molecu­lar genet­ic and med­ic­al ques­tions. Dr. Peters was also inde­pend­ent busi­ness con­sult­ant for the private sec­tor. From 2008 to 2019, he was pro­ject dir­ect­or at IBB Net­zwerk GmbH. Dr. Peters retired in late 2019 but con­tin­ues to work in our team as pro­ject manager.

  • M.Sc. Nicole Unger

  • M.Sc. Nicole Unger

    Project Manager
    Projekt management of EU-Project "SUNLIQUID", Public Relation
    Phone: +49 89 74 120-373
    Fax: +49 89 74 120-378

    Nicole Unger stud­ied bio­logy at LMU Munich. She star­ted her doc­tor­ate at LMU’s depart­ment of physiolo­gic­al gen­om­ics and fol­lowed her dis­ser­ta­tion advisor to the Uni­ver­sity of Ulm. She assisted in writ­ing pub­lic­a­tions and research pro­pos­als for SPP, SFB and ERANET. Fol­low­ing her applied lab activ­it­ies, Mrs. Unger joined a Munich-based media house oper­at­ing at the inter­face of Life Sci­ences and Fin­ances and gained mul­ti­fa­ceted exper­i­ences in the fields of edit­or­i­als, event organ­iz­a­tion and man­age­ment, pro­ject man­age­ment and pub­lic rela­tion. In Janu­ary 2021, Nicole Unger joined IBB Net­zwerk GmbH as pro­ject manager.

  • Dr. Annika Frank

  • Dr. Annika Frank

    Project Manager
    Project Management of EU-project “BIOMAC”
    Phone: +49 89 74 120-377
    Fax: +49 89 74 120-378

    Dr. Annika Frank stud­ied Applied Bio­logy in her under­gradu­ate stud­ies at FH Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and at the Uni­ver­sity of Aber­deen (Scot­land). She com­pleted her doc­tor­ate in the field of struc­tur­al bio­logy and indus­tri­al bio-cata­lys­is at the Uni­ver­sity of York, Eng­land. Dr. Frank joined Prof. Michael Groll’s team at TU Munich for a post-doc­tor­ate pos­i­tion and focused on x‑ray crys­tal­lo­graph­ic ana­lys­is of med­ic­ally and bio­tech­no­lo­gic­ally rel­ev­ant pro­teins. From 2017 to 2021, she worked at the Helm­holtz Zentrum’s Insti­tute of Lung Bio­logy and Dis­eases in Munich, where she was respons­ible for the coordin­a­tion or the loc­al bio-archive. Since July 2021, Dr. Frank joined our team as pro­ject manager. 

Our Expert­ise

Make use of our long-stand­ing expert­ise and con­tacts to imple­ment your ideas. Get in touch with us! We take pleas­ure in inform­ing you about the many­fold oppor­tun­it­ies either dur­ing a per­son­al meet­ing at our premises, your premises, via phone or online. 

  • Cross-Field Con­nec­tions

    We cre­ate an inter­face among dif­fer­ent industries.

  • Net­work Meetings

    We organ­ize net­work events for our part­ners and inter­ested com­pan­ies on a reg­u­lar basis.

  • Tech­no­logy-Scout­ing

    We ana­lyze cur­rent biotech trends con­tinu­ously and react on new developments.

  • Mar­ket Analysis

    We provide the most import­ant eco­nom­ic news for you in our news portal.

  • Pro­ject Part­ner Acquisition

    We search for the right part­ners and make use of our extens­ive field network.

  • R&D Pro­ject Support

    We sup­port you with your pro­ject elaboration.

  • Fund­ing Applic­a­tion Support

    We give advice and provide tips when apply­ing for funding. 

  • Inter­face Finance/​Funding Services

    We main­tain a list of fund­ing and fin­an­cial possibilities.

  • Pro­ject Management

    We stay on top of report­ing and admin­is­trat­ive tasks for you.

  • Spin-Offs & Start-Ups

    We sup­port your busi­ness start-up and con­nect you with rel­ev­ant partners.

  • Busi­ness Transactions

    We have a con­tact net­work that is your start­ing point for new busi­ness models.

  • Event Man­age­ment

    We plan and organ­ize spe­cial events in dif­fer­ent formats.

  • Mem­ber­ship Representation

    We offer many­fold present­a­tion options: prin­ted, digit­al or on-site.

  • Pub­lic Relation

    We man­age press releases and con­fer­ences, indus­tri­al fair organ­iz­a­tion and pro­fes­sion­al articles.

  • Polit­ic­al Dialogue

    We put industry and polit­ics into contact.

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Our His­tory

Foun­ded as the win­ner of the nation­al cluster com­pet­i­tion in 2008, and through fol­low­ing diverse inter­me­di­ate steps, we cre­ated our cur­rent, broad fields of activ­it­ies (LINK). We put our efforts into the com­mis­sion of a sus­tain­able eco­nomy and devel­op our own busi­ness togeth­er with our partners. 

  • 2022

    Our big inter­na­tion­al event ​“The Inter­na­tion­al Sus­tain­able Eco­nomy For­um” (ISEF) was held in June.
  • 2021

    We inter­na­tion­al­ize our efforts in the usage of CO2 by join­ing the ​“Renew­able Car­bon Ini­ti­at­ive”. In addi­tion, we became part of the EU-pro­ject BIO­MAC, which aims to estab­lish an Open Innov­a­tion Test Bed (OITB) eco­sys­tem that can increase the mar­ket read­i­ness and pro­duc­t…
  • Our com­plete history…


  • Espe­cially as being a start-up, we very much appre­ci­ate the effi­cient and straight­for­ward com­mu­nic­a­tion with IBB Net­zwerk GmbH. This way, we are cer­tain that our requests are always pro­cessed swiftly and could receive sup­port with fund­ing applic­a­tions at short notice. Through the net­work, we gain import­ant inform­a­tion con­cern­ing cur­rent fund­ing oppor­tun­it­ies includ­ing notes on cooper­a­tion pos­sib­il­it­ies and invit­a­tions to IBB’s expert and polit­ic­al events. 

    Dr. Konstantinos Antonopoulos CEO mk2 Biotechnologies GmbH
  • We appre­ci­ate our mem­ber­ship at IBB and know that it is of great value to 4GENE. Through the net­work, we receive import­ant inform­a­tion con­cern­ing events and fund­ing oppor­tun­it­ies, we are put into con­tact with oth­er busi­nesses and estab­lish cooper­a­tion pos­sib­il­it­ies. We also get ideas as well as tan­gible and very com­pet­ent sup­port when apply­ing for pro­jects. Sev­er­al of our employ­ees are in touch with the IBB-team, and they all appre­ci­ate it tech­nic­ally and personally.

    Dr. habil. Thilo Fischer Product Development and IP 4GENE GmbH
  • Fraunhofer UMSICHT has been in con­tact with IBB for many years now. Thanks to the cooper­a­tion net­work BioPlastic”, we estab­lished sev­er­al pro­jects with new part­ners and put for­ward the devel­op­ment of sus­tain­able poly­mers. We appre­ci­ate the worth­while pro­ject and con­nec­tion offers and par­tic­u­larly the com­mu­nic­a­tion ser­vices by Pro­fess­or Zorbas and his team. We gladly employ IBB in our pro­jects for sci­ence and out­put com­mu­nic­a­tion for experts and the public. 

    Dr. Inna Bretz Deputy Head of Department Biobased Plastics Fraunhofer UMSICHT
  • Elec­tro­chaea has been a mem­ber of IBB Net­zwerk GmbH since 2015 and is an act­ive mem­ber of the asso­ci­ation Förderver­ein Indus­tri­elle Bio­tech­no­lo­gie Bay­ern e.V. Dur­ing this time, we already imple­men­ted sev­er­al R&D‑projects, sup­por­ted greatly by IBB: from the choice of appro­pri­ate fund­ing pro­grams, com­mu­nic­a­tion with respect­ive lead part­ners to the fund­ing applic­a­tion. We gladly accept IBB’s mul­ti­fac­ted ser­vices exceed­ing the sup­port of fund­ing applic­a­tions and includ­ing the sup­port regard­ing press releases and the organ­iz­a­tion of expert and polit­ic­al events. Thanks to our mem­ber­ship, we estab­lished many valu­able con­tacts to oth­er stake­hold­ers in bio­tech­no­logy and polit­ics, aim­ing to put for­ward our busi­ness cooper­a­tion endeavors — and a sus­tain­able eco­nomy in Ger­many in gen­er­al. Cooper­at­ing with the entire IBB team is extremely pleas­ant, pro­duct­ive and espe­cially successful.

    Dipl.-Ing. Birgit Lewandowski Director Development Electrochaea GmbH