Factsheet: CLIB21

CLIB21

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Industrial Biotechnology Cluster
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie
Description: 
CLIB2021 is an international open innovation cluster of large companies, SMEs, academic institutes and universities as well as other stakeholders active in biotechnology and the bioeconomy as a whole. Our membership comprises an international share of about 30 %. We aim to network our members within and beyond the cluster to initiate new research and business projects; we inform policy makers about chances the bioeconomy offers and signal challenges to overcome. Our goal is to network stakeholders along and across value chains and to identify new opportunities. CLIB21 consists of: I) Four Technologyplatforms -Polyomics: The platform „Polyomics“ combines all relevant genome and postgenome technologies, i -Expression: The platform „Expression“ deals with the construction of new vectors and host strains of proteins Biocatalysis: -The „Biocatalysis” platform delivers reaction engineering to enable successful implementation of biocatalytic processes -Downstream Processing: Downstream processing has a major impact on the economic performance of biochemical manufacturing processes and may cause up to 80 % of the production costs. II) A Graduate Cluster The CLIB-Graduate Cluster Industrial Biotechnology offers 3-year PhD scholarships in its structured doctoral programme. This joint initiative of Bielefeld University, the TU Dortmund University and the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Goal/Aim: 
CLIB21 is a cluster strategy with the aim to partner excellence in R&D, production and commercialization along the production and development-oriented value chains. Their goal is to network stakeholders along and across value chains and to identify new opportunities.

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