BMBF BioIndustry 2021
Strategic Partnership between industry and the economy
In order to further promote this business activity, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) initiated the cluster competition BioIndustrie 2021 in the autumn of 2006. The winners were finally announced during the European Bioperspectives trade fair, which took place at the end of May 2007 in Cologne, Germany.
The ultimate aim is to boost the strategic partnership between economy and science in general. With this in mind, funding totalling 60 million euros has been put to one side for the coming five years. With additional commitment from participating companies, R&D projects should receive funding topping 150 million euros. The defining goal of the BioIndustry 2021 competition is to bring together the necessary institutions and disciplines, e.g. life sciences, chemistry, physics, computer science as well as engineering sciences (e.g. process engineering, machine and equipment construction, process and cybernetics, analytics), and to promptly and efficiently organise them into interdisciplinary project teams. Strategic clusters are hoped to emerge out of the framework of the competition, which will merge all the involved parties into a network architecture.