ERA-Net Cofund on Biotechnologies

ERA CoBioTech

ERA CoBioTech (ERA-Net Cofund on Biotechnologies) is a new ERA Net Cofund Action under Horizon 2020. It builds upon the achievements of ERA-IB-2 (ERA-Net for Industrial Biotechnology 2), ERASysAPP (ERA-Net for Applied Systems Biology) and ERASynBio (ERA-Net for Synthetic Biology).

ERA CoBioTech brings together 24 funding organisations from 20 countries and was started with the launch of the co-funded call for transnational R&D proposals on 01.12.2016.

The key mission of ERA CoBiotech is to

- maximise synergies between current mechanisms of biotechnology research funding in Europe, 
- foster the exchange of knowledge across borders, 
- highlight the benefits of a bio-based economy for society, 
- maintain and strengthen Europe’s position in biotechnology.

Next to the co-funded call additional activities are planned:
- Joint funding activities 
- Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda for ERA CoBioTech
- European Biotechnology Hub

Co-funded Call „Biotechnology for a sustainable bioeconomy“

A call for joint transnational research projects in the field of biotechnologies, co-funded by the EU, with an indicative total budget of approximately 36 M€ is open. The aim of the call is to contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw materials to a sustainable bio-based economy.

Pre-proposals must be submitted online via the ERA CoBioTech Submission Platform until 02.03.2017 13:00 (CET).

Further information about ERA CoBioTech and the co-funded call:
- ERA CoBioTech website
- ERA CoBioTech Submission Platform