Who we are
Biotech Campus Delft offers one of the strongest biotech acceleration ecosystems in Europe. We support the whole innovation cycle, from research, to piloting, to production. Our open innovation campus, located in the Netherlands, hosts startups, tech- and service-providers, SME's and established companies in the field of industrial biotechnology.
In our ecosystem, cooperation and knowledge transfer between companies and knowledge institutes is encouraged. We believe that this supports the development of bio-based innovations.
Over 1200 people work on site on developing, scaling up and commercializing bio-based innovations. Future bio-based solutions come to life, boosted by the next level biotechnology. Together, we enable the change from a fossil-based, depleting economy to a bio-based, circular economy. We accelerate the transition to a sustainable, bio-based economy, to safeguard resource security and to secure a responsible living environment.
All is based on 150 years of experience in academic research and industrial commercialization in Delft.
Biotechnology refers to the use of (parts of) living organisms as cell factories to make useful products from renewable feedstocks. Historically, humankind has used biotechnology in food production (wine, beer, bread, cheese etc.). In the past century, its application has been industrialized and expanded to pharma, agriculture, and production of bio-molecules. Today, the next level biotechnology (a.o. 2nd generation biofuels and bioplastics) represents a bigger opportunity than ever to build our bio-renewable future. It allows us to move away from non-renewable fossil sources and therefore diminish greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time offering an opportunity to address future challenges related to food, health & energy.