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KETBIO - the biotech booster from research to business

Posted on 05/03/2019

KETBIO provides a novel service to check the market potential of biotech research projects.

KETBIO, an initiative to transfer research results to markets, has gone live with a novel online hub for key enabling biotechnology research. The highly interactive platform offers to the biotech community an interesting online meeting place, including the opportunity to prepare for market access with KETBIO’S core service: Evaluation of commercial potential of promising biotechnology projects.

Get involved

The platform is open to all professionals and scientists in the various fields of biotechnology.

With their registration, participants  will  get access to a full range of opportunities – networking with peers & experts, showcasing project profiles to a wide audience, search & offer spaces, market intelligence , self-designed webinars and  contacts with businesses.

High level representatives of the biotech industry  are invited to join in KETBIO’s Commercial Committee to exclusively review the  projects’ research results and to offer recommendations for commercialisation.

With an extra-promotion for promising projects through presentations at industry events, with additional coaching or licensing support, the KETBIO tech transfer experts aim to bring research results faster to markets.

You can get involved with KETBIO on their platform here.


KETBIO is an  EU-funded coordination action under HORIZON 2020 for key enabling biotechnology research. The initiative has a goal to raise the European innovation capacity. Biotechnology research is seen as a main driver in the circular economy by offering key tools for different fields, among them biorefining, marine and freshwater technologies, energy and waste conversion, food, feed and textile production, agriculture and much more.

Overall, the Key Enabling Technologies (KET) comprise a group of six technologies: micro- and nano-electronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics, and advanced manufacturing technologies. The Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) initiative to develop European industrial capabilities is part of the Horizon 2020 programme. It supports the development of technologies underpinning innovation across a range of sectors.

With its start in 2017, KETBIO now enters the implementation phase. The consortium, under the lead of the industry association Dechema, brings together chemical industry specialists, researchers, innovation and technology transfer experts and communication professionals from six countries across Europe.

Within the KETBIO project, the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is responsible for project management.

You can get involved with KETBIO on their platform here, and you can follow them on twitter at @ketbio_biotech.

KETBIO Webinar: Shortening Time to Market of Biorefining Research Results

KETBIO will be hosting a webinar on Monday 25th March (12:30 CET) featuring case studies from the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Rafal Lukasik, Head of Biofuels and Bioproducts R&D Area at the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology, Portugal and Dr. Marcin Siedlecki, Head of Biomass and Waste Valorisation Laboratory at Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia, Poland. Save the date – further information will be posted on the KETBIO website.