The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB) is an international competence centre specialising on bridging the gap between academic and industrial research in the field of industrial biotechnology. The international competence centre is located in Austria (Graz, Innsbruck, Tulln, Vienna) with additional locations in Germany (Heidelberg, Bielefeld, Hamburg), Italy (Pavia), Poland (Rzeszów), Spain (Barcelona), and Taiwan. ACIB is developing more environmentally friendly and economic processes for the biotechnological, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. All these processes are modelled on methods and tools from nature. This know-how is the foundation for new and improved applications and products in the field of industrial biotechnology all over the world.
The broad range of scientific excellence at ACIB is divided in 12 research fields, covering all sectors of industrial biotechnology. With approximately 250 of our own employees and expertise from our currently 18 scientific partners (e.g. BOKU Vienna, TU Graz), ACIB offers a multi-disciplinary team of experts in the fields of biocatalysts, enzyme technology, protein engineering, (bio)polymers, metabolic modelling, bioprocess engineering, synthetic biology, and cell engineering. Overall, the ACIB team can show a 25-years expertise on the topic with more than 350 scientific publications, 15 patents and >30 European projects in the enzyme/polymer field.