CLIB-Competence Center Biotechnology (CLIB-Kompetenzzentrum Biotechnologie, CKB)

The CLIB-Competence Center Biotechnology (CLIB-Kompetenzzentrum Biotechnologie, CKB) is a multi-site joint project fostering a sustainable, resource-efficient economy in North-Rhine Westphalia and performed by the University of Bielefeld, the Technical University of Dortmund, the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf and the research center Forschungszentrum Juelich.

The aim of the CKB is to provide an integrated infrastructure for the bioeconomy in NRW: from gene and enzyme to process and product. The CKB will – based on previous experience - build up a multi-site, integrated center and will establish innovative technologies in NRW and bring them into a first scale of application. The CKB addresses the lead markets Life Sciences and Health and fills a gap in integrated process design.

As a subcontractor CLIB is responsible for the coordination of the joint external image and the integration into the local, national and international economy via SME and industry.

CKB is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE) and the North-Rhine Westphalian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy (MWIDE) with a total fund of more than 8 Million Euro for three years.

Further information can be found on the Project website.