TU Delft

Impact for a better society

Delft University of Technology is the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands. The university ranks among the world’s best in the fields of science and engineering, including biotechnology.

Innovation is crucial to fulfil the potential of industrial biotechnology for sustainable production of fuels, chemicals, materials, and food. Similarly, scientific and technological advances in environmental biotechnology are needed to enable novel approaches to water purification, and ‘waste-to-product’ processes thus contributing to a circular economy. Increased fundamental knowledge encompassing enzymes, microorganisms and processes are essential for progress in this field. Delft University of Technology covers this research area and, based on new insights, selects, designs and tests new biobased catalysts, micro-organisms, and processes.

To make the required leap from science to environmental impact, knowledge should be developed together with the business community. The Delft University of Technology, world renown for the many major discoveries in microbiology and biotechnology still impacting the world today, is actively collaborating with DSM to successfully develop the Biotech Campus Delft. By joining forces with Planet B.io, start-ups evolving from the Delft University of Technology, or from anywhere else in the world, find an inspiring home at the Biotech Campus that offers the knowhow and network needed to speed up their business.

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23-05-2024

2024 dsm-firmenich Kickstart Prize

On the 12th of April, ExCulture won the dsm-firmenich Kickstart Prize, worth €50,000. The prize will help them to further develop their concept of mixed culture production of heparin. The Kickstart Prize is part of a larger grant provided by dsm-firmenich, that aims to support the collaboration between the TU Delft and dsm-firmenich, with a particular goal to support the growth of the innovation ecosystem at the Biotech Campus Delft. Planet B.io, the organisation that manages this ecosystem, is responsible for the identification of value-adding initiatives that can make the best use of the grant.

06-05-2024

Interview | Bram Kerssemakers - Programme Manager Protein Port

Bram Kerssemakers recently joined the Planet B.io team as Programme Manager Protein Port. He will take responsibility on all activities within Protein Port, a network of companies, institutes and educational institutions aimed at strengthening and accelerating the protein transition. We had a talk with Bram about his career and experience.

10-04-2024

Plant One new owner of Bioprocess Pilot Facility at Biotech Campus Delft

Plant One, an established pilot plant company specialized in sustainable production processes, will be the new owner of the Bioprocess Pilot Facility at Biotech Campus Delft. Plant One will further develop the current bioprocess facility into a full-service pilot plant for companies active in biobased and/or biotechnology processes, from SME's to multinationals. The deal was signed at the Biotech Campus Delft earlier today.