Monday, 6 May 2013

BIO-TIC launches Partnering Platform


The BIO-TIC FP7 project has launched its own partnering platform. BIO-TIC is the largest network dedicated to industrial biotechnology and the bioeconomy. The BIO-TIC partnering platform forms an integral part of this important EU-funded project that can help you build and enlarge your personal network of contacts within the European bioeconomy scene.

The BIO-TIC partnering platform gives you the opportunity to join the largest international community of bio-based industry experts.

By joining the platform you will get comprehensive information on several thousand organisations in the European bioeconomy, details on experts and their fields of expertise, current funding programmes and projects, new offers , requests, products and services, relevant events in the bioeconomy sector, bioeconomy job opportunities and much, much more.

You can also make use of the BIO-TIC platform to present your expertise to the international bioeconomy community, promote your products, services, offers and requests to their best advantage, publish a comprehensive and attractive presentation of your organisation and take part in the discussions and consultations within BIO-TIC that are leading to the development of an action plan for industrial biotechnology in Europe.

Networking +
Above all, through joining the BIO-TIC partnering platform, you can build up and maintain your own personal network of experts. With the platform’s user-friendly search engine you can quickly and simply identify potential business and cooperation partners and the platform has a variety of diverse features for establishing contacts, such as personal networks and bookmarks, that you can set to your personal preference.

Other features allow users to display of lists of participants (consisting of other BIO-TIC users) who are going to attend events that you also plan to attend and the “Meet me at” function enables you to selectively invite BIO-TIC users to meetings at events you are attending.

The earlier you start your BIO-TIC activities online, the earlier you will benefit from potential cooperation and business partners and the sooner you can be contacted by other BIO-TIC users.

So register now - both registration and use of the BIO-TIC partnering platform is completely free!

If you have any questions about the platform, please visit the BIO-TIC website or contact Dr. Andreas Scriba.

About BIO-TIC
The Industrial Biotech Research and Innovation Platforms Centre – towards Technological Innovation and solid foundations for a growing industrial biotech sector in Europe’ project (BIO-TIC) was launched in September 2012 and is a three-year project offering “a solutions approach” centred on a solid road mapping exercise that will involve a broad stakeholder base from industry, knowledge organisations, governments and civil society. Three intermediary roadmaps will focus on market assessments and projections, research and innovation as well as non-technological barriers such as feedstock.

A series of stakeholder workshops will take place at national and European level to reach a comprehensive view on solutions BIO-TIC can offer to accelerate market uptake of industrial biotechnology. The project has already identified five biobased product groups that could boost European competitiveness.

The final aim of the project will be to draw up a blueprint document with a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for overcoming the identified innovation hurdles within a selection of European business and societal opportunities.

You can find out more about the project at the BIO-TIC website and there is an active BIO-TIC Linked-In group that is open to anyone interested in the transformative potential of industrial biotechnology.

The project is coordinated by EuropaBio. More information can be found on the BIO-TIC website or by contacting Antoine Peeters, BIO-TIC Project Manager at EuropaBio.

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