SFI IB is a research-based innovation centre comprised of 4 leading national research organisations, 14 Industry partners and one industry cluster.

Together, the partners have leading infrastructure platforms and competence on key areas of national interest within Industrial Biotechnology.

By joining these capacities in one national centre, we will secure a stronger orchestration of Norwegian R&D&I within the main Innovation domains the centre will focus on.

The SFI has five innovation domains and eight research domains. The work is divided into seven sub-projects. Four cross cutting activities span the centre activity.

Innovation domains in
the SFI IB


Combined, the Innovation and research domains will contribute to

  • Increased competitiveness of Norwegian Biotech based industry
  • New innovations with national and international market potential

Research domains in
the SFI IB

Cross cutting activities


CC1: Sustainability, Life-cycle assessment (LCA), Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Techno-economic assessment (TEA)

CC2: Education and competence building

CC3: Communication, exploitation and policy

CC4: Centre management

Highlighted products

  • Food and feed ingredients
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Enzymes
  • Biopolymers
  • Vaccines
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnological tools
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