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CLIB - Cluster Industrial Biotechnology

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 18 April, 2007
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Düsseldorf
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
BIC
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Herzberg
Dennis
Cluster Manager
+492116793130
herzberg@clib-cluster.de
Male
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
French
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Downstream Chemical Products
Upstream Chemical Products
Technology fields: 
Biobased high-performance materials
Bioprocesses
S3 EU priority areas: 
Industrial biotechnology
Chemicals & chemical products
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
98
Number of SME members: 
47
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
10
Number of larger company members: 
7
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
21
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
23
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

CLIB's mission statement

As a reliable and competent partner we will deliver value to all our stakeholders, by professional networking within industrial biotechnology, across disciplines, regions, and nations;  bringing together the expertise and knowledge needed to create sustainable products and processes, and to support the circular bioeconomy.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
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.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
China
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
France
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
IAR, EU
Circular BioBased Delta, EU
BioVale, EU
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

CLIB is a cluster based in Germany, with an international membership and partners across Europe. We bring together partners in industrial biotechnology, aiming to initiate collaborations and projects to create sustainable products and processes to support the circular bioeconomy. We have a strong track record in bringing together industry, SMEs, and academia.