Cooperations & Networks
of biotechnology in NRW
On behalf of the state government represented by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia, BIO.NRW acts as the umbrella organization for the BioRegions.
In industrial biotechnology, we work closely together with CLIB.
The association supports the development of the Münster region into a leading European bioanalytic location and the development into a model region for new technologies in the health sector.
- New technologies for the health sector
- Competence Network
BioCologne promotes the transfer of ideas, knowledge, and technology of the life-science into practice.
- Knowledge Transfer
Ruhr Area & East Westphalia
The focus of all activities of BioIndustry is the support of biotechnology in all applications.
- Promotion of Biotechnology
- Industry Meeting
BioRiver is the industry association for the biotechnology and life sciences sectors in the Rhineland metropolitan region.
- Biotechnology and Life Sciences
- Industry Association
- Innovation and Start-ups
The LifeScienceNet Düsseldorf – an initiative of the Life Science Center Düsseldorf, the Chamber of Commerce Düsseldorf and the state capital Düsseldorf – is a communication and cooperation platform for science and business.
- Cooperation Network
- Technology Transfer
- Start-up Support
MedLife e.V. aims to strengthen the Aachen region supra-regionally as an innovative location for the health industry, medical technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and analytics.
- Life Science
- BioMedTech – Network
Regional competence networks
Förderverein Biotechnologie NRW e.V.
We are committed to the development of new drugs and diagnostics. Our goal is to promote biotechnology in North Rhine-Westphalia.
- Medical Engineering
(Bioeconomy Science Center)
The BioSC is a competence center for bioeconomy research, founded by RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bonn, HHU Düsseldorf and Forschungszentrum Jülich.
- Integrated Bioeconomy Reserach
- Technologies & Concepts
Stem Cell Network NRW
The Stem Cell Network NRW brings together stem cell research activities in North Rhine-Westphalia using a transdisciplinary approach and interconnects them nationally and globally.
Model region for sustainable bioeconomy
regional. innovative. circular
- Knowledge transfer
BIO Deutschland e.V.
As national biotechnology industry association, we represent the interests of our members in politics, connect players and promote biotechnology.
vfa bio seeks to exploit the therapeutic and economic potential of biotechnology to make Germany the leading biotech location in Europe.
- Medical Biotechnology
- Biopharmaceuticals: Original products and Biosimilars
- Orphan Drugs
Institutions in NRW
NRW.BANK is Germany’s biggest state promotional bank. It supports its owner, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, in its structural and economic policy tasks.
- Business Promotion
- Start-up funding
As partner of the Enterprise Europe Network we support small and medium sized companies in North Rhine-Westphalia on their way to sustainable growth. #EENCanHelp
NRW.Global Business GmbH
NRW and worldwide
NRW.Global Business supports you in entering new markets, networking with international business partners or assists your investment projects in NRW.
- Foreign trade promotion from one source
- Partner for a successful settlement in NRW
- Partner for the development of new foreign markets
Your direct access to one of the largest innovation networks in NRW.
- Innovation Network
- Know-how Transfer
- Innovation & Digitalization Consulting
Acting as a professional service provider in the entire field of IP management for universities and companies we accelerate technology transfer between science and industry.
- Intellectual Property (IP)
- Know-how Transfer
- Research Collaborations
ZENIT GmbH, founded in 1984, is a public-private partnership with around 60 employees and the agency for innovation and European affairs of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
- NRW and Europe
- Strategic Innovation Consulting
(BioInnovation Growth mega-Cluster)
A strong partnership for a sustainable bio economy in the trilateral region of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Netherlands, and Flanders.
- Cross-border initiative
- Biobased and circular economy
- Transformation of the chemical industry
CLIB is a professional networker in industrial biotechnology, across disciplines, regions &
nations; bringing together the expertise needed to create sustainable products & processes.
- Open Innovation
EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, is the recognised voice of the European biotech community championing world-class solutions for society’s challenges.
- Life Science
- European Union