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.

SFI Industrial Biotechnology, SINTEF

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.