Baltic BioEconomy Cluster

The biological sciences are adding value to a host of products and services, producing what some have labelled the “bioeconomy”. From a broad economic perspective, the bioeconomy refers to the set of economic activities relating to the invention, development, production and use of biological products and processes. If it continues on course, the bioeconomy could make major socioeconomic contributions in OECD and non-OECD countries. These benefits are expected to improve health outcomes, boost the productivity of agriculture and industrial processes, and enhance environmental sustainability. The bioeconomy’s success is not, however, guaranteed: harnessing its potential will require coordinated policy action by governments to reap the benefits of the biotechnology revolution.


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A LinkedIn Gorup Baltic BioEconomy Network (South) was founded to enabble discussions between the cluster members.

AquaTech e.V.

AquaTech is a network of aquacultur experts of facility operator, supplier and service provider. They work closely together with research institutions of the state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and have a longtime know-how in aquaculture and related topics. Apart from enterprises from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern also partners from Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg join the network.


BioOK GmbH

BioOK offers a complete portfolio of analytical procedures for risk assessment of genetically modified plants. It is a confederation of four companies and a Steinbeis Transfer Center. In some publicly funded research projects BioOK coorporates with the University of Rostock and the Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI).



As a pioneer of the German biodiesel industry, ecoMotion has been producing and marketing biodiesel since 2001. ecoMotion has innovative technology that enables it to make biodiesel from rapeseed oil as well as from animal fats and used cooking oils. Its annual production capacity is 212,000 tonnes of biodiesel.


Enzymicals AG

The focus of Enzymicals is the development, production and utilisation of innovative biocatalysts. They cover the entire value chain from biocatalyst discovery via their optimisation by protein engineering tools to the efficient application in biocatalysis. This includes the development of economic processes as well as the production of high value building blocks and chemicals using tailor-made processes. The main focus herein is the industrial application friendly.


Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.

In Germany, FNR (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.) is the central coordinating institution for research, development and demonstration projects in the field of renewable resources. FNR was founded in 1993 by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and promotes the use of agri and silvicultural resources. It coordinates activities on renewable resources throughout Germany according to the guidelines of the R&D Funding programme for Renewable Resources.


HCN e.V.

HCN e.V. (High Competence Network) emerged from the research association HolzClusterNord (Northern Wood & Timber Cluster) and has established an effective cluster and network management in Wismar and the surrounding area.


IBN Industrielle Biotechnologie Nord e.V.

Industrielle Biotechnologie Nord e.V. (IBN e.V.) brings together the existing expertise in the field of industrial biotechnology in the five northern German states of Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.


Teterow PLA innovation forum

According to experts, polylactic acid (PLA) is a prime example of a technology that German businesses need to be investigating more closely. PLA is produced from renewable raw materials. It is carbon dioxide-neutral, biodegradable and offers a potential alternative based on indigenous raw materials, particularly in view of continuously rising oil prices. Starch-containing plants such as rye, corn and sugar beet supply the basic ingredients for the production of this highly promising polymer material.


Institute for Polymer Technologies e.V. (IPT)

IPT sees itself as a research and development partner to the industry on issues concerning innovations in plastics technologies, also in the field of biogen plastics/biorefineries.


Institut für Marine Biotechnologie e.V. (IMaB)

Research and development in the field of Marine Biotechnology


Kunststoffnetzwerk NORKUN

The North German Plastics Network (NORKUN) was founded in 2007 to act as an interface between businesses, policy-makers and the public with the aim of bundling the interests of the plastics industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and jointly presenting these interests assertively to government and the general public.


Leibniz Institute for Catalysis LIKAT

The Leibniz Institute for Catalysis is the largest publicly-funded research institute in Europe in the area of applied catalysis. Its areas of expertise are arranged both according to the various methods employed and according to the materials being studied.


Luratec AG

Besides handling with glass fibre (gfrp), carbon fibre (cfrp) and aramide fibre (afrp), Luratec AG, Luratec owns a wide knowledge in the field composites made of renewable raw materials for the aviation industry.


Prolupin GmbH

From idea to product: What started out as a project at Bio Con Valley® can now be found in supermarket shelves. Looking back at the history of a success.


CORPI Lithuania

The Coastal Research and Planning Institute (CORPI) at Klaipeda University is an autonomous research, education and consultancy organisation utilising the expertise in coastal science and management within Klaipeda University. We perform regional services and give advice to coastal industry and administration and teach and advance marine and coastal science. In 2002, CORPI was recognised as a EU centre of excellence in coastal and lagoon studies.
CORPI has been involved in numerous research and consulting projects financed by the EU and other funds (FP, LIFE, INTAS, INTERREG, BONUS, IEE, Norway Grants). We acted as the lead partner for two the Interreg III A/TACIS projects closely related to marine spatial planning issues (“Sustainable Development Indicators for ICZM in the South-Eastern Baltic” and “Perspectives of Offshore Wind Energy development in marine areas of Lithuania, Poland and Russia”).


Prof. ass. Olga Belous
Klaipeda University Coastal Research and Planning Institute
H. Manto 84,
LT-92294, Klaipeda
Phone             +370 46398838

Westpomeranian BioEconomy Cluster

The Voivodship of Western Pomerania follows the strategy of Smart specialisation

The regional specializations to follow up are:

-        Bioeconomy

-        Maritime & Logistics

-        Metal--‐machine industry

-        Services of the future

-        Tourism & health

The  main idea of the cluster foundation is the sustainable development of the region based on natural resources. Key partners are the 4 public universities from the region (3 from Szczecin and one from Koszalin), the Marshal Office of West Pomeranian Region and other public organizations (clusters ect.) and industrial partners.

Palnned Sectors of Bioeconomy and Intersectoral Units for the cluster region are:’ Sector of Wholesome and Organic Food; Sector of Blue Bioeconomy; Sector of LifeSciences and Bioservices, Sector Sector of Material and Energy Bioeconomy.

c/o Centrum Bioimmobilizacji i Innowacyjnych Materiałów Opakowaniowych
Wydział Nauk o Żywności i Rybactwa
Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie

ul. Klemensa Janickiego 35
71-270 Szczecin