Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB)

EFIB Stakeholder Profile

Company/Organisation type: Public Organisation/Network/Cluster/Associations

Focus area/active in: 

  • Bio-based Chemistry
  • Bio-based Materials
  • Engineering / Scale-up
  • Enzyme Technologies & Bioprocesses
  • Production Processes
  • Strain Development
  • Synthetic Biology


Expert in steering collaborative R&D projects, TWB contributes to the development of new sustainable production pathways by providing innovative and economically sound alternative biological solutions. In order to accelerate the transition towards an eco-responsible industry, TWB has drawn on collective intelligence to drive pioneering links between researchers, industrial groups and investors. By fostering worthwhile, practical and innovative research, TWB meets a two-fold challenge: to effectively address the issue of climate change whilst creating economic value. To date, the TWB public/private consortium has 52 partners (industrial groups, startups, investors, research bodies, local and regional authorities, etc.) To facilitate the development of the research projects, TWB has set up high-tech technological platforms, highly automated (strain engineering, bioprocesses). Since the creation of TWB in 2012, under the triple supervision of INRA, INSA and CNRS, TWB has conducted 184 collaborative research and development projects and supported the growth of numerous startups which in total have raised more than 100M€.


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Laurie REY
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