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Haralabos Zorbas (Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH (IBB Netzwerk GmbH))

Zorbas, Haralabos (Bayern (govt) 201307 Managing Director of IBB Netzwerk GmbH)


Organisation Organisation Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH (IBB Netzwerk GmbH)
  Group Bavaria (govt region)
Product Product industrial biotechnology

IBB Netzwerk GmbH. (7/10/13). "Press Release: IBB Netzwerk GmbH Member of »Bio-based Industries Consortium« (BIC)".

Network organization represents small and medium-sized enterprises to accelerate the deployment of bio-based products in Europe by 2020

Ten organizations authorized Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH (IBB Netzwerk GmbH) to represent them in the international non-profit Association "Bio-based Industries Consortium" (BIC). BIC is the private part of the public-private partnership BRIDGE. BRIDGE stands for "Biobased and Renewable Industries for Development and Growth in Europe" and will be established in January 2014 within the next framework program for research HORIZON 2020 of the European Commission. It was initiated to realize the transition towards a post-petroleum society while decoupling economic growth from resource depletion and environmental impact. As a regular member of BIC with voting right, IBB Netzwerk GmbH will, in accordance with the represented organizations, support the ambitions of BRIDGE.

These ambitions are to use and exploit the potential of Europe's bio-based industries through research, innovation and demonstration along the whole value chain in order to build a more competitive, efficient and sustainable Europe by 2020. BIC has the objective to prepare, set-up and assist in the execution of BRIDGE. Until 2020, about 3.8 billion Euros shall be invested in new and sustainable ways to organize a new, bio-based economy.

The organizations, which IBB Netzwerk GmbH represents in BIC, are: 2mag AG, ANiMOX GmbH, Bayerischer Müllerbund e. V., BioCampus Straubing GmbH, Cysal GmbH, Euroferm GmbH, FRITZMEIER Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG/inocre®, Global Bioenergies S.A., Polymaterials AG and provenion gmbh, all members of the IBB network and of the shareholder association. "We are grateful for the confidence of the organizations authorizing IBB Netzwerk GmbH to represent them in BIC. IBB Netzwerk GmbH will continue efforts to acquire even more organizations for representation in BIC", Haralabos Zorbas, CEO of IBB Netzwerk GmbH, said. At the moment, BIC consists of nearly 50 European industry members, as well as associate members, like Research and Technology Organizations, universities and European trade associations.

About Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH

Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH (IBB Netzwerk GmbH) is an organization focusing on the promotion of real economy in the area of Industrial Biotechnology. Our objective is the transformation of valuable scientific knowledge to innovative marketable products and processes. One of the main tasks of IBB Netzwerk GmbH is the management and coordination of the IBB-network, consisting of about 100 members. Within this network, the competences and the potentials of industry and academia are combined and mobilized to strengthen as well as to expand Industrial Biotechnology. Technology transfer is realized nation and Europe-wide by implementation of R&D projects and industry deals, as well as by spin-offs and settlement of foreign companies in Bavaria.

IBB Netzwerk GmbH puts much emphasis on transmitting and circulating processed relevant information to network members, general public and political decision makers, aiming at the advancement of Industrial Biotechnology and the benefit of the IBB network members. A part of information dissemination is accomplished by our website. Further publicity and visibility is achieved by organizing and/or participating in conferences, workshops and fairs.

IBB Netzwerk GmbH is financed by funds of the Free State of Bavaria and the German Federation as well as by private money from service contracts. The company is located in Martinsried near Munich, Germany. More information:

About the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC)

BIC is an association that was established in 2012 to collectively represent the private sector partners in the public-private partnership with the EU. The Consortium started with 40 European member companies (large and small) and is set to grow over time. It also includes associate memberships comprising RTOs, universities and European trade associations. It is host to a unique mix of sectors including agriculture, agro-food, technology providers, forest-based sector, chemicals and energy.

Press contact

Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH
Dipl.-Biol. Sonja Völker
Project Manager PR and event organization
Am Klopferspitz 19
82152 Martinsried
Tel.: +49 (0)89 5404547-12
Fax: +49 (0)89 5404547-15

Link to the Biobased Industries Vision [ ]
Link to the Biobased Industries Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda [ ]

Record changed: 2020-06-26


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