About Bio4MatProCopyright: © Lutz Kupferschläger
The competence center Bio4MatPro "Competence Center for the Biological Transformation of Materials Science and Production Engineering" is one of two flagship projects, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
,BMBF, as a part of Bioeconomy Model Region initiative in the Rhenish Mining Area. In the first phase of the project (2022-2026), more than 60 partners from academia and industry are collaborating to explore and jointly realize the biological transformation of industries such as textiles, chemicals, consumer goods and lightweight construction through a biological transformation of materials science and production technology.
Sustainable structural change with high value-added products based on local, renewable raw materials and the creation of new jobs is what drives us.
Therefore, six BoostLabs (BoostLab1 to BoostLab6) have been developed in the Bio4MatPro innovation network, working on 23 collaborative projects in three focus topic areas. The focus topic areas include:
- From renewable raw materials to new valuable materials (BoostLab1)
- Development of future technologies to combine bioeconomy with sustainable circular economy (BoostLab2 and BoostLab3)
- Biological transformation of application industries (BosotLab4 to BoostLab6).
Bio4MatPro combines the expertise of leading large buisnesses and small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, the Technology Center its Baesweiler and excellent scientists in a growing innovation network, that is linked to investors via a venture capital driven accelerator.
By founding start-ups and establishing new business models in existing companies, Bio4MatPro will significantly contribute to securing existing jobs and creating new and future-proof jobs in the region thorughout the next six years: from specialists in production, sales and purchasing, to specialists in research and development, to assistants and support staff, job offers with different requirement profiles will be created. As part of a project family, Bio4MatPro stakeholders also have access to two planned pilot plants in North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW, so that new processes and marketable technologies can be quickly developed and transferred to commercialization.
If you are interested in this unique network for biological transformation, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Prof. Schwaneberg in conversation with Ralph Caspers on YouTube (German language): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ5d2oLSBFICopyright: © biotec