New premises for TWB
TWB has moved on the campus of INSA Toulouse, almost doubling the surface area of its premises to support its growth and the development of its activities. After 2 years of works, the new 3300 m2 building hosts all its support services and technological platforms and currently hosts 5 start-ups. The installation of TWB has enabled the creation of a 15,000 m2 industrial biotechnology complex that is unique in France!
A new site adapted to the growth of TWB and its activities
At the end of January 2021, TWB completed its installation in its new premises, located at 135 avenue de Rangueil in Toulouse on the campus of INSA. With a surface area of 3300m2 (compared to 1800m2 previously), this new building was designed to meet TWB’s needs and the diversity of its activities.
The site is divided into two separate buildings connected by corridors and patios:
- one, already existing, has been rehabilitated and hosts curently all the offices of the support services (direction, management, logistics, communication…) and TWB projects;
- the other has been entirely created to meet the specific needs of TWB’s technological platforms and project laboratories.
With additional space, TWB plans to deploy some of its facilities and acquire new ones to provide additional services. Five start-ups are already hosted on the site. TWB has also chosen to reserve almost 15% of its space for these young companies, which have their own offices and laboratories at TWB and access to all common areas. The building now hosts a total of more than 110 people.
A unique industrial biotechnology complex in France
Located at the heart of the INSA Toulouse campus, an education and research centre, and close to its partners TBI and Bio-Industries CRITT, the TWB building is part of a 15,000 m2 industrial biotechnology complex unique in France, covering all stages of R&D, from the laboratory to the pre-industrial pilot. A strategic challenge for the development of the industrial biotechnology sector in Toulouse and its international influence.
The €7M operation was financed within the framework of the Contrat de Plan Etat – Région (CPER) Occitanie and the Toulouse Campus Project, and supplemented by TWB’s own funds.