The ERA-NET Cofund on Biotechnologies (ERA CoBioTech) aims to strengthen the European Research Area in biotechnology by promoting synthetic biology and systems biology as technology drivers for industrial biotechnology. It builds on its predecessor programmes, and supports transnational projects.
The European Research Area (ERA) CoBioTech is a five year project which started in December 2016 and aims to strengthen the European Research Area in the field of biotechnology by promoting synthetic biology and systems biology as technology drivers for industrial biotechnology.
It builds on and learns from its predecessors:
- ERA-NET in Synthetic Biology (ERASynBio)
- ERA-NET for Systems Biology Applications (ERASysAPP)
- ERA-NET Towards an ERA in Industrial Biotechnology(ERA-IB2).
BBSRC leads the work on shaping the future of ERA CoBioTech, and supports transnational projects funded through the ERA CoBioTech funding opportunity.
Both these documents present a holistic vision of the future of biotechnology in Europe and aim to support the establishment of the bioeconomy. BBSRC, with support from the European biotechnology community, led the development of these documents.
With the help of all partners and observers, BBSRC also developed an ERA CoBioTech Biotech Hub platform, which will provide the biotechnology community with information on European and national funding programmes, infrastructure and further country-specific information.