The ETB Initiative

The EuroTransBio initiative (ETB) was founded in 2004 in order to support trans-national R&D&I co-operation between companies, especially SMEs, and research organizations, active in the field of modern biotechnology.

In the frame of EuroTransBio countries/regions involved in the initiative launch common calls for industry-driven trans-national R&D&I projects. In order to facilitate the coordination of all national / regional efforts the initiative was supported by the European Community (EC) until December 2013.

From 2004 to 2013, ETB has launched eight joint calls, thereby successfully coordinating the programmes of up to thirteen ETB partners. From 2014 EuroTransBio continues as a sustainable joint initiative without EU funding, launching yearly calls for transnational R&D&I projects in all fields of modern biotechnology.

The international funding initiative recommended until now 164 cooperative R&D&I projects for funding. A total of € 271 Mio of project costs have been moved so far for transnational cooperation. The project scopes span from health (red biotech, 73%) to agro-food (green biotech, 12%), industrial (grey biotech, 13%) and marine (blue biotech, 2%).



Obituary for our ETB Chairman Peter Schintlmeister

It is with deep regret that the whole ETB Consortium heard about the sudden death of Peter Schintlmeister, ETB Chairman and National Steering Committee Member. We all appreciated very much Peterís leadership and warm-hearted discussions in the ETB Consortium and his good sense of humor. He was someone who was greatly respected by the whole consortium for his accomplishments. We will always remember Peter as a cheerful and competent person who always came up with good ideas. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.