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Join the Holland Biotech Pavilion during the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology (WCIB 2017), 23-26 July, Montreal Canada

Successful Kick-off G-BiB competition Brazil

The Kick-off of the first edition of the Global Biobased Business competition (G-BiB) for the Brazilian teams took place last Friday. This interesting and instructive, but most of all inspiring event marks the beginning of the G-BiB for the 19 teams from Brazil. 

The final challenge for all the teams is to write an innovative business plan based on a design for sustainable production of biorenewable products such as biofuels and biomaterials or partial solutions that will support...

Deadlines for the FAPESP and BE-Basic Call extended!

The deadlines for the FAPESP/BE-Basic Call have been extended. Please find the new deadlines below:

Call announcement • December, 2016

Deadline for eligibility consultation at FAPESP • April 7th, 2017

Closing date for submissions • April 28th, 2017

Notification of successful proposals • October, 2017


More information and details about this call is available here. 





Successful Kick-off G-BiB competition

The Kick-off of the first edition of the Global Biobased Business competition (G-BiB) for the German and Dutch teams took place last Tuesday at Wageningen University. This interesting and instructive, but most of all inspiring event marks the beginning of the G-BiB for the two German and five Dutch teams with members from all over the world.

After a short welcome, Manfred Kircher (Chairman Advisory Board CLIB2021) inspired the teams to ‘think out of the box’ giving many examples of new...

FAPESP and BE-Basic issue new call for proposals

The State of São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP (Brazil), and the BE-Basic Foundation, issue the fourth call for joint proposals according to the FAPESP/BE-Basic Memorandum of Understanding and invite interested researchers that are associated to higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo to submit joint research proposals together with researchers in the BE-Basic Consortium.

Launch of the 1st annual Global Biobased Business competition (G-BiB), 31 October 2016

The first annual Global Biobased Business competition (G-BiB), an initiative of the BioInnovation Growth mega-Cluster (BIG-C), is now open for registration. The competition is for Master and PhD students in Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil. The objective of G-BiB is to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation producing a biorenewable chemical, material and/or fuel product. 

The competition will allow teams, with a minimum of 2 Master/PhD students from universities and universities of...

Unlocking the Brazil potential for Biojet fuel production – roadmap to deliver over 25 Million ton sustainable aviation and marine fuels

Campinas, 18 October 2016 – Industrial and academic partners of Brazil and The Netherlands agreed to join forces in defining the most effective path to produce sustainable advanced biofuels. 

Over 100 representatives of industry and public institutes participated in the workshop, coordinated by professors Telma Franco (UNICAMP) and Luuk van der Wielen (TU Delft). The workshop was  organised as part of the Agropolo Campinas-Brasil initiative to build a roadmap aiming to double Sao...

IB01x Industrial Biotechnology course starting soon!

New course starts 12th October 2016

MOOC Industrial Biotechnology

New course starts October 2016

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