Joint Calls

"Industrial biotechnology for Europe: an integrated approach"
In 2008 ERA-IB has launched Europe’s first jointly coordinated, transnational call for project proposals in Industrial Biotechnology. The second joint call has been launched in 2010. The third joint call has been launched under 7FP in 2012 and in 2013 a fourth call was released.
ERA-IB’s objective is to foster economic and academic IB players in sharing risks, costs and skills related to innovation in order to develop new knowledge, new products, technologies or supply services that could reach the market more efficiently. It is aimed at establishing cross-border partnerships between industrial and academic IB research, improving and accelerating technology transfer, and strengthening European efforts to achieve sustainable industrial development. An important step to achieve these goals is by implementing this first joint call for proposals for trans-national R&D projects.