BioIndustry e.V. is a regional life science cluster that has been committed to strong interdisciplinary networking between science and companies, especially in the Ruhr area, but also in eastern Westphalia, since 2000. This region offers a unique density of economic and scientific competence. The focus of BioIndustry’s activities is the promotion of biotechnology in all its facets in science, research and application with the aim of generating product and process innovations through interdisciplinary transfer work. Accordingly, the actors of the association are biotechnological companies, universities, colleges, technology centers, service providers and municipal business development agencies.