SFI Industrial Biotechnology is a research-based innovation centre. SFI IB aims to move Norway towards a more prominent international position within industrial biotechnology in terms of increased competitiveness of Norwegian biotech-based industry and provision of innovations with national and international large market potential.
Industrial biotechnology entails the industrial application of modern biotechnological methods, enzymes and microorganisms for the production of a diverse range of commodities, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and feed ingredients, detergents, textiles, energy and materials. industrial biotechnology is globally anticipated to become a major driver for establishing a sorely needed sustainable bioeconomy.
SFI Industrial biotechnology (SFI IB) will develop new knowledge, technology and innovations that will contribute to build-up of national competence of substantial long-term value for the Norwegian biotech industry, transfer of marked value adding capacity to a diverse range of companies, and the establishment of highly improved nationally concerted researcher training and educational programmes in industrial biotechnology.