In the Fraunhofer IPA sub-project, among other things, a platform technology is being developed that can be adapted to several specific substances and virus types. This allows applying it in different industries and production environments. Since such a platform technology is complex, numerous European partners from different disciplines such as biology, engineering and mechanical engineering or computer science are involved.
Digitization must span the entire manufacturing chain and utilize all the advances that have been made in intelligent personalized production in recent years.
The convergence of technical, informational, and biological systems are the basis of biointelligence. This new paradigm opens up a huge innovation space globally. Because Europe is at the forefront of manufacturing excellence, BioProS will make a significant contribution to sustainable and resilient manufacturing processes in the EU. Digital and bio-based process chains have the potential to revolutionize many industries and ensure their competitiveness.
Seven partners from five countries are represented in the BioProS consortium. Besides the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft with their Institutes for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA and for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart (Germany) these are Bico (Sweden), Necstgen (Netherlands), University of Tübingen (Germany), Eura (Germany), Elvesys (France) and Politenico di Milano (Italy).
The consortium gathers all the necessary expertise under its roof and forms the basis for international partnerships. In close cooperation with other European initiatives and with the support of an industrial advisory board, the project partners want to realize the vision of biointelligent manufacturing and demonstrate the applicability of disruptive technologies in an industrial setting. This will foster research for biointelligent methods and global applications while guaranteeing technological sovereignty for Europe in the long term.