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The use of enzymes and micro-organisms to make bio-based products – the basis of biotechnology – is increasingly gaining importance in a wide range of areas. Its application has improved performance and sustainability in industry for the development of high value products, in sectors as diverse as food, healthcare, textiles and bioenergy. Through the development of better ways of transforming biomass, biotechnology will continue to occupy a significant role on the resolution of the EU goals on competitiveness, climate change and sustainability.
Check out the list of European Technology Platforms (ETPs) of interest, namely those on the Knowledge-based Bio-economy (KBBE) research field. In a cross-ETPs initiative, BECOTEPS focuses on improving coordination between all players in the KBBE sector.