05.02.2013Dr. Thomas Schwarz to strengthen the CLIB team
Due to the steadily growing tasks and activities of CLIB2021, the executive board decided to strengthen the industrial expertise of the CLIB office. Therefor Dr. Thomas Schwarz is appointed as cluster manager starting from 1st February.

“I see a huge potential for CLIB2021 to significantly shape and support industrial biotechnology in the future on a national and international level. Thus I’m delighted to be able to contribute my expertise that I gained throughout my long professional experience at innovative biotech SMEs to the CLIB team. In this way, I am able to supply my knowledge more strongly than before to the development of our cluster and industrial biotechnology.” stated Dr. Thomas Schwarz, cluster manager of CLIB2021.

Dr. Schwarz’ considerable entrepreneurial experiences gained as founder and CEO of biotop AG as well as CEO of instrAction GmbH will be a valuable addition to CLIB. Beside his function as cluster manager, Thomas Schwarz will also maintain his role as CEO of instrAction GmbH. Being a founding member of CLIB in 2007, and an active member since that time, he knows the cluster from the very beginning. Moreover he’s been strongly involved in the cluster’s development during the last years as a member of the managing board.

“Being able to win Dr. Schwarz for this function is a significant gain to the operational business of our cluster. Not only will he contribute his comprehensive experiences to our day-to-day operations, but he also brings the necessary passion to develop our cluster” said Dr. Achim Marx, chairman of the board of CLIB2021.

For the future, you may reach Thomas Schwarz at our office in Düsseldorf, via phone through Ms. Hannig (+49 211 67931 41) or via e-mail at