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Basic Information

Prof. Alexander Mitsos, Ph. D.
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.01.2020 to 31.12.2023
EU contribution:
3.995.065 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871118.  


Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Synthetic Biology Accelerator Preparatory Phase


The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Synthetic Biology Accelerator (EU IBISBA) supports research in industrial biotechnology by providing access to first-class facilities for all industrial biotechnology professionals. In 2018, this European distributed research infrastructure concept was incorporated into the road map of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. An immediate consequence was the entry of the project into the preparation phase. The aim of the EU-funded follow-up project PREP-IBISBA is to create the conditions for EU-IBISBA to become a fully operational European research infrastructure in the coming years. The project will help EU-IBISBA define a business model, establish a long-range financial plan and identify suitable legal frameworks to support its operation.


  • Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement, France (Coordinator)
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
  • Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • INRAE Tranfert SAS, France
  • National Technical University of Athens – NTUA, Greece
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Finland
  • The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • Université de Nantes, France
  • Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V., Belgium
  • Wageningen University, Netherlands