ACIB / AUSTRIAN CENTRE OF INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
ACIB is an international competence centre specialized on bridging the gap between academic and industrial research. ACIB offers a multi-disciplinary team of experts in the fields of biocatalysis, enzyme technology, protein engineering, (bio)polymers, metabolic modelling, bioprocess engineering, synthetic biology and cell engineering for better application of biotechnology for industrial purposes.
Main locations are in Austria (Vienna, Graz, Tulln, Innsbruck), but include also international sites in Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Italy and Taiwan. A lot of ACIB groups are embedded at university institutes, greatly benefitting from the expert knowledge generated there, meaning that ACIB acts as a hub between the academic scientific expertise and the industrial needs.
MAIN TASKS WITHIN CARBAFIN
- ACIB is responsible for the overall coordination of CARBAFIN in WP9 (Project management) Building on its previous experiences in leading international consortia in the field of biotechnology
- The main scientific tasks of ACIB involve optimization of up- and downstream processing of the CARBAFIN glycosylation platform for industrial-scale synthesis of glycosides in WP3 (Platform DSP development) and in WP4 (Integration of platform unit operations).
- ACIB has the lead of WP7 (Dissemination, exploitation, communication) where it will harness its competences as a technology transfer intermediary for dissemination and exploitation of the CARBAFIN platform.
- ACIB will perform market and stakeholder analysis together with PNO and will make this knowledge and the online platform available during stakeholder workshops and other exploitation events.