Selected press releases on bioeconomy-related topics
Press release - 27-Feb-2017
The Interreg Danube Translational Programme’s ”DanuBioValNet” project aims to establish new biobased value chains. Under the leadership of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH, 17 partners from the Danube region met on 1st January 2017 to pave the ground for transnational collaboration in the biobased industry. Regional cluster organisations are expected to drive the change from a fossil fuel-based industry to a biobased industry forward and will be given intensive training to help them initiate transnational networking in this sector.
Press release - 04-Aug-2016
The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) were created as part of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg’s Akteursplattform Bioökonomie and are aimed at promoting Baden-Württemberg as a bioeconomy location. Two SIG meetings were held in May and June 2016.
Press release - 23-Feb-2016
Tecnaro GmbH, a company based in the Baden-Württemberg city of Ilsfeld, has been successful in its bid to join one of ten project consortia in the public-private partnership “Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking” (BBI JU). The European Commission is providing total funding of 50 million euros for the ten projects. The funding is part of an EU decision to invest around 120 million euros into the development of the European bioeconomy.
Press release - 09-Dec-2015
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is raising its seed investment to €600k and lowering interest rates by 4%. This is in response to changing requirements in the start-up and venture capital scene, as well as current interest rate trends. The package of measures will be effective from January 1, 2016.
Press release - 18-Aug-2014
The use of sustainable raw materials is the focus of the new research programme bio-economy for which the Baden-Württemberg State Government is making 13 million Euros available. Of the total of 45 research projects recommended for funding 11 projects already approved are established at seven institutes at the University of Stuttgart these have a volume of two million Euros.
Press release - 26-Jun-2014
At the end of May the first German-Chinese workshop on the role of biotechnology in a future bioeconomy was held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT with generous support from the Baden-Württemberg government. Researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences institutes Tianjin Dalian Tsingtau and from the Chinese Universities of Beijing Nanking and Shanghai met with Baden-Württemberg experts to discuss the current state of research in China and Germany as well as concepts related to future biobased industrial production.
Press release - 03-Mar-2014
BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg gives small- and medium-sized companies the opportunity to benefit from the public-private partnership “Bio-based Industries”. Five German companies have already commissioned BIOPRO to represent their interests in the “Bio-based Industries Consortium”.
Press release - 03-Dec-2013
BIOPROs Bioeconomy Baden-Württembergs path towards a sustainable future status report provides insights into the world of bioeconomy and also information about the measures that the Baden-Württemberg government is taking to support the transition from a fossil-fuel economy to one based on biological resources. The bilingual English and German report can be downloaded from the BIOPRO website.