Flanders Biobased Valley is setting up partnerships with other strategic initiatives in order to broaden its outreach, introduce knowledge and expand its network. Working together gives us the possibility to learn from each other, and allows us to provide a better, more extensive service to our members.
Bio Base Europe
On December 12th 2008, Europe, Flanders and The Netherlands have joined forces within the framework of an Interreg IV project and allocated € 21 million to Bio Base Europe. Bio Base Europe is the largest Interreg project ever granted to the Dutch-Flemish border-region. Bio Base Europe is the result of a partnership between Ghent Bio-Energy Valley and BioPark Terneuzen (GBEV’s Dutch counterpart) and their respective stakeholders. Via Europe’s Interreg IV support, Bio Base Europe was able to invest €13 Million in a Pilot Plant in Ghent and €8 Million in a Training Center in Terneuzen (The Netherlands). Bio Base Europe is the first open innovation and education center for the biobased economy in Europe.
For more information: www.bbeu.org
cinbios - catalyst for industrial biotechnology
CINBIOS is a common initiative of FlandersBio, Ghent Bio-Economy Valley and essenscia and represents the major Flemish stakeholders in the field of Industrial Biotechnology. It connects companies & knowledge centers active in industrial biotech in a single network. CINBIOS focuses on the development of new bio-based concepts and solutions for the chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, agro, food, environmental, energy and other sectors. It aims to support innovation in these sectors by centralizing and providing access to scientific information and technological know-how, starting up problem-driven research projects, organising general or dedicated workshops and conferences and by facilitating and encouraging structured and coordinated collaboration between the various academic and industrial players.
Members of Ghent Bio-Economy Valley can profit from a reduction on all CINBIOS activities.
For more information: www.cinbios.be
Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation
BiotechCorp is the lead development agency for the biotech industry in Malaysia and acts as a central contact point providing support, facilitation and advisory services for biotech and life sciences companies in Malaysia. It also acts to identify value propositions in both R&D and commerce and to support these ventures via financial assistance and developmental services. BiotechCorp is an agency under the purview of the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and is responsible for the execution of the objectives of the Malaysian National Biotechnology Policy (NBP).
Since its establishment in 2005, BiotechCorp has played a key role in building the biotech industry in Malaysia. To date, BiotechCorp has facilitated the development of 222 BioNexus-status companies in Malaysia with total approved investment of 0.7 billion EURO. BioNexus-status companies are international and Malaysian biotech companies that qualify for fiscal incentives, grants and guarantees administered by BiotechCorp. On March 2nd a collaboration agreement was signed.
For more information: www.biotechcorp.com.my