KETBIO, an initiative to transfer research results to markets, has gone live with a novel online hub for key enabling biotechnology research. The highly interactive platform offers to the biotech community an interesting online meeting place, including the opportunity to prepare for market access with KETBIO`S core service: Evaluation of commercial potential of promising biotechnology projects.
The platform is open to all professionals and scientists in the various fields of biotechnology. With their registration, participants will get access to a full range of opportunities – networking with peers & experts, showcasing project profiles to a wide audience, search & offer spaces, market intelligence , self-designed webinars and contacts with businesses. High level representatives of the biotech industry are invited to join in KETBIO`s Commercial Committee to exclusively review the projects`research results and to offer recommendations for commercialization. With an extra-promotion for promising projects through presentations at industry events, with additional coaching or licensing support, the KETBIO tech transfer experts aim to bring research results faster to markets.
KETBIO is an EU-funded coordination action under HORIZON 2020 for key enabling biotechnology research. The initiative has a goal to raise the European innovation capacity. Biotechnology research is seen as a main driver in the circular economy by offering key tools for different fields, among them biorefining, marine and freshwater technologies, energy and waste conversion, food,- feed- and textile production, agriculture and much more.
Overall, the Key Enabling Technologies ( KET) comprise a group of six technologies: micro and nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics, and advanced manufacturing technologies. The Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) initiative to develop European industrial capabilities is part of the Horizon 2020 programme. It supports the development of technologies underpinning innovation across a range of sectors. With its start in 2017, KETBIO enters the implementation phase. The consortium under the lead of the industry association Dechema, brings together chemical industry specialists, researchers, innovation and technology transfer experts and communication professionals from six countries across Europe.