BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH was established in 2002 by the Baden-Württemberg government for the promotion of the state's biotechnology sector. The cluster is Baden-Württemberg's central point of contact for location site development and marketing, public relations work and economic development. BIOPRO BW promotes and supports the two strategic priorities 'health' and ‘environment/sustainability' by targeting areas such as bio-based materials, biomedical engineering, environment, bioenergy and biopharmaceuticals.
BIOPRO's economic development measures focus on linking strong partners from the field of biotechnology and transferring biotechnological know-how and methods into adjacent fields of technology, thereby expanding the scope of biotechnology and anchoring it in the economy through interdisciplinary action.
As part of its public relations activities, BIOPRO BW acts as interpreter and prepares information in a way that makes it easy to understand, thus contributing to a greater public awareness of how biotechnology can be applied for the benefit of society.
The goal of the Biopolymers/Biomaterials cluster is to support the development process of biotechnologically produced source materials for polymers and materials. Furthermore, the cluster aims at accelerating the application capability of these materials. The cluster brings together specific stakeholders along the value creation chain - ranging from raw-material suppliers to end- users - and thus accelerates the development of innovative biomaterials. At an early stage, the specific interests of clients and consumers are also taken into account. The packaging industry, the building industry, the textile and the automotive industry are among the target markets. Beneath the knowledge-based technological support, the cluster identifies factors that potentially impair the successful market entry of materials under development.