The Italian Ministry of Economic Development offers 5 million € incentives for innovative R&D projects in all fields of modern biotechnology (health, agro/food, industrial biotech, environment, marine/aquatic solutions).

The project is promoted within the EuroTransBio initiative (ETB), aimed to support and funding trans-national R&D co-operation between companies and research organizations, which are active in the field of modern biotechnology.

The request has to be submitted by a consortium consisting of at least two companies, one of which incorporated in Italy ad the other in a different country participating to the ETB (Austria, Finland, Germany, Italy, Russia and the regions of Flanders and Wallonia (Belgium), Alsace (France), and Andalusia and Basque Country (Spain).

The eligibility of the request will be assessed by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and by the ETB consortium.

The deadline for submission of the transnational proposals before the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and the ETB Consortium is set for January 31, 2014.