ERA-IB continues to foster innovation in Industrial Biotechnology
ERA-IB is an ERA-NET supported by the European Community. In the ERA-NET “Towards an ERA in Industrial Biotechnology” partners (18) and observers (8) from 21 different countries join forces to reduce fragmentation of national research efforts in the area of Industrial Biotechnology. ERA-IB has already launched four joint calls. The first call (2008) resulted in eight financed projects, for a total budget of 9.7 million EUR. The second call (2010) resulted in ten projects for a total budget of 11.1 million EUR. In 2012 ERA-IB launched the third call which funded twelve granted projects out of 33 proposals for a total budget of 18 million EURO. The latest call in 2013 was in collaboration with EuroTransBio (ETB) and resulted in eight projects recommended for funding.
A fifth joint call has been launched on the 1st of February 2014. These projects are expected to start in 2015.