ERA CoBioTech “Biotechnology for a sustainable bioeconomy”

Basic Information

The ERA-Net Cofund on Biotechnologies is a new ERA-Net Cofund Action under Horizon 2020 that will build upon the achievements of ERA-IB2 (ERA-Net for Industrial Biotechnology 2), ERASysAPP (ERA-Net for Applied Systems Biology) and ERASynBio (ERA-Net for Synthetic Biology). The key mission of ERA CoBioTech is to • maximise synergies between current mechanisms of biotechnology research funding in Europe, • foster the exchange of knowledge across borders, • highlight the benefits of a bio-based economy for society, • maintain and strengthen Europe’s position in biotechnology.

Network ERA CoBioTech
Aim of the joint call The aim of the co-funded call is to contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw material to a sustainable bio-based economy. The submitted pre-proposals must be multidisciplinary and they will include at least one of the following scientific approaches identified in the the call text (Synthetic biology, Systems biology, Use of bioinformatic tools, Biotechnological approaches). The co-funded call covers industrial biotechnology.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 01/12/2016
Deadline Pre-Proposal 02/03/2017 Submitted proposal: 117
Deadline Full-Proposal 20/07/2017 Submitted proposal: 41
Evaluation End Date 30/09/2017 Successful proposal: 0 Proposals funded: 22
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Biotechnology
Type of research
  • Applied Research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
  • Other
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Estonian Research Council duplicate to 998483760
Argentina Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT)
Belgium Public Service of Wallonia (SPW)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR)
Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Germany Saxon State Ministry for Sciences and the Arts (SMWK)
Israel Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH)
Italy Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
Latvia State Education Development Agency (VIAA)
Netherlands Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Poland National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Russia Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE)
Slovenia Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MESCS/MIZS)
Spain Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
Spain Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)
Switzerland Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)
Turkey The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
United Kingdom Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
BESTER Bioprocesses for the optimized, integrated production of but... 01/04/2018 31/03/2021 6
BIOMETCHEM Sustainable Production of Added Value Chemicals from SynGas-... 01/05/2018 30/04/2021 4
BestBiosurf BestBiosurf 01/06/2018 31/05/2021 6
BioDiMet Methyl Transferases for the Functional Diversification of Bi... 01/04/2018 01/04/2021 7
C1Pro Microbial conversion of C1 to value-added products by integr... 01/04/2018 31/08/2021 6
ComRaDes Computation for Rational Design: From Lab to Production with... 25/07/2018 25/07/2021 5
CoolWine Model-guided evolution for balanced attenuation of wine etha... 6
HOMBIOCAT Fabrication of hierarchically organized multi-functional het... 4
HotSolute Thermophilic bacterial and archaeal chassis for extremolyte... 01/07/2018 30/06/2021 6
INDIE Biotechnological production of sustainable indole 5
IRONPLUGNPLAY Electric plug adapters for proteins: Activating iron-sulfur ... 01/06/2018 01/12/2020 5
MERIT MicroalgaE as Renewable Innovative green cell facTories 01/08/2018 31/07/2021 5
MISSION Streamlined Streptomyces cell factories for industrial produ... 01/05/2018 30/04/2021 5
MeMBrane MEmbrane Modulation for BiopRocess enhANcEment 01/05/2018 30/04/2021 7
RHODOLIVE Biovalorization Of Olive Mill Wastewater To Microbial Lipids... 7
SUSPHIRE Sustainable Bioproduction of Pheromones for Insect Pest Cont... 5
ScaleApp Investigating large scale bioreactor effects in microbial ap... 01/07/2018 30/06/2021 5
Syntheroids Synthetic Biology for Industrial Production of Steroids 5
TRALAMINOL Enzyme platform for the synthesis of chiral aminoalcohols 01/04/2018 31/03/2021 6
WooBAdh Environmentally-friendly bioadhesives from renewable resources 5
YogurtDesign Microbial community modeling for the production of ‘design... 01/08/2018 01/08/2021 6
sustainable co-production Tobacco as sustainable production platform of the natural bi... 6