The 7th and last transnational joint call for multilateral research projects using Industrial Biotechnology (IB) was launched by ERA-IB-2 under the topic: “Industrial Biotechnology for Europe: an integrated approach”. This joint call was organized in collaboration with ERASynBio and ERA-MBT. Industrial Biotechnology (IB) is essential for the construction of a Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy, using innovation from life sciences research to develop new sustainable, ecoefficient and competitive products and technologies. ERA-IB-2 aims to bring together partners with different but complementary scientific and technological expertise to maximise resources and share risks, costs and skills. A prerequisite for transnational projects to be supported in this call is the inclusion of several different parts of the whole value chain. This will enable the newly developed products, technologies, or services to reach the market efficiently. The partnership between industrial and academic IB researchers will improve and accelerate technology transfer, and strengthen European efforts to achieve sustainable industrial development.
Find more information on the ERA-IB2 website.
Submissions of proposals will be in a one-step proceure:
Submission of full proposals will be invited from 2 November 2015 and closes on 1 February 2016 (13:00 CET).
Communication of the funding recommendation will be end of May 2016.
Projects are expected to start in the autumn of 2016.
Call Text: download here
Guidelines for Applicants: download here
Consortium agreement: download here
Submission tool info for applicants: download here
Submission of proposals are made on the ERA-IB website.
The inclusion of ERA-MBT participation highlights the possibility for the utilization of marine biomass, as a valuable alternative source for academia and industries to apply the biotechnology toolbox. Out of the 37 full proposals accepted for evaluation, three projects utilized marine biomass, namely the projects with the acronyms: VALORIZE, Fish for Future and HABVAL, however none of these projects were funded.
The list of selected projects can be found on the ERA-IB website.