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. Within the ERA-IB framework three joint calls for proposals resulted in 29 highly innovative European research projects. In 2013 a fourth call was launched by ERA-IB-2 together with partners from the ERA-Net EuroTransBio (ETB). These projects are expected to start in 2014.