Innovations from nature

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Welcome to the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology

What we do

acib is an international center of excellence in the field of industrial biotechnology. The research center develops sustainable, environmentally friendly, and economically and technically advanced processes for the biotech-, pharmaceutical- and chemical industries. In doing so, it takes nature’s methods and tools as its model.

Within its partner network, acib cooperates with industry in order to transfer scientific results into efficient processes and innovative products, always for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment.

Who we are

The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) sees itself as an essential link between research and industry and currently forms a network of about 200 scientific and industrial partners in the field of industrial biotechnology.

The international competence center acib looks back on more than 30 years of experience and was founded in 2010 as a merger of two precursor centers. The headquarter of acib is in Graz (Austria). Further locations are in Innsbruck, Tulln and Vienna (A). The research center collaborates with scientific partners worldwide.
At acib, about 150 scientists are currently working on more than 90 industrial and strategic research projects.

Shareholder

Graz University of Technology
36%
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University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
36%
University of Graz
12%
University of Innsbruck
8%
Joanneum Research
8%

Comet Funding

Next Generation Bioproduction is funded by BMK, BMDW, SFG, Government of Styria, Standortagentur Tirol, Government of Lower Austria und Vienna Business Agency in the framework of COMET – Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies.
The COMET program is managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FGG).

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