This group is designed to stimulate and facilitate knowledge exchange between British and Norwegian organisations. The specific technology focus is industrial biotechnology and biorefining.



On the 23rd of February 2011, Innovation Norway and Innovate UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The purpose of this document was to describe the committment to work more closely in the areas of industrial biotechnology and biorefining. The MOU and further information is available in the Documents folder.

NEW Web-based IB Business Directory launched

You can now find your next business partner with ease with this new directory. The directory covers over 200 companies and industrial research facilities working on biorefining and industrial biotech processes. If you are a UK or Norwegian RTO or business, you can be listed for free. Find out more here.


Norwegian Industrial Biotech Network

The Industrial Biotech Network is a public-private partnership supported by Innovation Norway, The Norwegian Research Council and SIVA. Its mission is to connect sectors and technologies, academia and industry, national and international stakeholders, in order to create new business opportunities and underpin a sustainable society. It is running a number of events in Norway as well as assisting on joint events with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) in the UK.

You can join the Industrial Biotech Network-Norway here.

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