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Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib)

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 1 January, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Steiermark
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Martin
Trinker
Other
+43 316 873 9316
martin.trinker@acib.at
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Plastics
Technology fields: 
Enzyme Technology
Protein Engineering
S3 EU priority areas: 
Industrial biotechnology
Emerging industries: 
Bio-pharmaceuticals
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
80
Number of SME members: 
35
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
20
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) is both an international hub of industrial biotechnology and a non-profit, research institution with 200+ employees. More than 70 partners have joined the acib-consortium by signing an agreement (almost 60 companies + almost 20 scientific partners) and are promoting industrial biotechnoloy research by performing joint research projects within the Austrian COMET-funding framework (similar to a public-private-partnership). acib is a multidisciplinary centre with research in disciplines: such as Organic Chemistry/Biocatalysis, Molecular-, Structural-, and Cell Biology, (Bio)Process Engineering, Bioinformatics and Synthetic Biology. acib's Mission is to foster and promote R&D in the field of industrial biotechnology and to bridge the gap between exellent basic research and industrial applications.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Access to technology services
Enabling Facilities sharing
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
China
Israel
Japan
United States
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Germany
Netherlands
Slovenia
Switzerland
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European Programmes
FP7
H2020