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IBISBA 1.0 is over. Long live IBISBA!

IBISBA 1.0 is over. Long live IBISBA!
The IBISBA 1.0 project ended in May 2022, successfully passing the verification by the Europan Commission held on September 15, 2022, delivering exceptional results with a significant impact.

IBISBA was launched in December 2017 as an INFRAIA (Integrating activities for starting communities) project named IBISBA 1.0. The version number indicated a germinal network destined to develop what we now know simply as IBISBA, the European distributed Research infrastructure for Industrial Biotechnology, which is currently in the Preparatory Phase of the ESFRI roadmap 2018.

The IBISBA 1.0 project ended in May 2022, successfully passing the verification by the Europan Commission held on September 15, 2022, delivering exceptional results with a significant impact.

In particular, IBISBA 1.0 demonstrated the feasibility of a distributed scientific and technological network of research facilities to promote R&D in bioprocess development and can offer industrial biotechnology services as a Key Enabling Technology (KET) for advanced manufacturing. Moreover, IBISBA 1.0 has shown that a distributed European research infrastructure can support innovation, considering academic and commercial needs in developing its business model and strategic roadmap. Furthermore, by providing Transnational Access (TNA), IBISBA 1.0 exhibited how greater European cooperation can enhance support for Academia and SMEs and contribute to training a new generation of European IB practitioners adapted to current needs and challenges.

Overall, the work contributed towards European policy objectives and strategies, enhanced innovation capacity, created new market opportunities, strengthened companies' competitiveness and growth, addressed issues related to climate change and the environment, and looked at industrial and societal needs.

With the end of the 1.0 project, IBISBA continues its mission towards creating a permanent operational infrastructure underpinned by creating a legal entity and generating an innovative business model.