CLIB - Cluster Industrial Biotechnology

CLIB - Cluster Industrial Biotechnology


CLIB is an international open innovation cluster for bioeconomy with a focus on industrial biotechnology. The approximately 100 cluster members are large (multinational) companies, SMEs, universities, academic institutes as well as other stakeholders active in the bioeconomy. Founded in 2007, CLIB has >10 years of experience in connecting stakeholders along and across value chains; in helping to set up project consortia, in developing tech transfer strategies, in providing policy advice and in promoting industrial biotechnology as a key driver for a sustainable bio- and circular economy. CLIB is active as a partner in several German and European projects, including as a coordinator. CLIB has drafted policy advice and studies on technical aspects of bioeconomy-related subjects.

Our mission statement

As a reliable and competent partner we will deliver value to all our stakeholders, by professional networking within industrial biotechnology, across disciplines, regions, and nations;  bringing together the expertise and knowledge needed to create sustainable products and processes, and to support the circular bioeconomy.



Main topics:

Networking biotechnology and creating sustainability.

Specialty chemicals, biotransformation, systems biology, process development, downstream processing, active ingredients, gaseous carbon feedstock, consumer acceptance, bioeconomy education, regional/nationally publicly funded and European projects, dissemination and communication.

Main Markets:

Chemical industry, personal & home care, food, feed & nutrition, high performance materials (adhesives, coatings, functionalised surfaces, packaging), textiles & fibres, bio-aromatics


CLIB – Cluster Industrial Biotechnology
Völklinger Str. 4
D-40219 Düsseldorf