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Bioeconomy in focus.

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We accompany and support your projects

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Founded in 2012, the BioEcnomy Cluster was among the winners of the Leading-Edge Cluster Competition of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

From 2012 to 2017, a total of 80 million euros (50% of which was contributed by industry) was invested in research into the bioeconomy as part of the Leading-Edge Cluster funding programme. Intensive work was carried out in 45 collaborative projects with approximately 150 subprojects.

The BioEconomy Cluster initiates, coordinates and accompanies diverse R&D&I projects from funding programmes such as KMU NETC, ZIM, new products of the bioeconomy or HORIZON 2020/ BBI.

You can find out more about individual funding projects under Projects.

LignoLink – Development of a European research and innovation network in the field of wood-based bioeconomy


HyAlt4Chem – biobased chemical products

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research (Fraunhofer WKI), Green Sugar AG, GNS mbH, ORmatic GmbH and the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) are working together as part of the joint project HyAlt4Chem which aims to create biobased chemical products from residual wood.

URBIOFIN – urban biorefinery

URBIOFIN is an innovation project funded by the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) under the EU Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by “Industrias Mecánicas Alcudia S.A., (IMECAL S.A.)”