Toulouse White Biotechnology

TWBToulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) is a pre-industrial demonstrator in the field of industrial biotechnology, also known as white biotechnology. TWB mission is to help develop the bioeconomy based on the use of renewable carbon.

TWB is structured around a Joint Service Unit (UMS) under the triple tutelage of INRA, INSA and CNRS (INRA UMS 1337, CNRS UMS 3582).

TWB has two key objectives

  • Improve the development of new methods of sustainable production through the use of innovative biological tools (enzymes, microorganisms) and competitive processes
  • Facilitate the public research / industry interface in the field of industrial biotechnology

TWB carries out R&D projects

Different types of collaborative research and development projects are proposed, in connection with researchers from the top public laboratories. TWB combines a creative approach and an ethical and sustainable development strategy to carry out its projects.

TWB embraces an original concept

An private/public consortium guarantees the management of TWB. Private and public partners share socio-economic objectives and work together to guide and speed up TWB projects. A consortium agreement simplifies contract negotiations making it possible to set up collaborative projects rapidly.