CBMNet’s aim is to understand the mechanisms by which substances are transported into, within and out of cell factories, which will lead to the development of enabling technologies that are crucial for the future development of almost all cell-based IBBE applications.

The goal is to develop innovative solutions and technologies to overcome yield restrictions due to inefficient transport systems in existing IBBE processes and to embed consideration of transport systems in future IBBE activities.

Therefore our network aims to:

  • Provide a forum for communication between academics and companies, and develop new ways to work with industry in the context of responsible innovation
  • Encourage the formation of, and then support, selected new multi-disciplinary teams to develop innovative solutions to overcome transport-related Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE) bottlenecks
  • Provide funding to allow consortia to generate the preliminary information required to establish the feasibility of their proposed approaches, with the target of generating competitive bids to IB Catalyst and other relevant funding calls