There as two levels of governance:
- The Joint Service Unit (UMS) TWB, under the triple administrative stewardship of INRA/INSA/CNRS, is managed by its director of UMS and its founding director and organised into business and support services.
- TWB is based on a private/public partners consortium that sets the guidelines of the demonstrator through its Strategic Steering Committee.
At the consortium level
The strategic steering committee
TWB consortium is supervised by a Strategic Steering Committee (SSC). This committee is in charge, with a public and private parity, of defining the roadmap of TWB and selecting pre-competitive research projects. It is a source of proposals and reflection.
Two advisory committees support the SSC on the monitoring of research projects: the scientific advisory board and the ethics & sustainable development committee.
The scientific advisory board
It consists of 9 members who annually examine the different research projects (non industrial) led by TWB and advise on quality and scientific relevance:
- Rajni HATTI-KAUL – Professor University of Lund, Sweden
- Bruno JARRY – President of the French Academy of Technology, France
- Jay KEASLING – Professor University of Berkeley, USA – Director of the Joint BioEnergy Institute, Emeryville
- Akihiko KONDO – Professor University of Kobe, Japan – Head « Innovative Biotechnology Kobe (iBioK) »
- Merja PENTTILÄ – Professor Biotechnology Bioproducts, Finland – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
- Rolf SCHMID – Professor Emeritus University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Carles SOLA – Professor University Autonomous of Barcelona, Spain – Former Minister of Universities and Research, Catalan Government
- John WOODLEY – Professor DTU Copenhagen, Denmark
- Huimin ZHAO – Centennial Chair Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
The ethics & sustainable development committee
It consists of 8 members who are solicited on any matter concerning the ethical, social and environmental pre-competitive research projects (non-industrial):
- Bernard BAERSCHI – Professor, Geneva University, Switzerland
- Bernadette BENSAUDE-VINCENT– Professor, Paris Ouest University, France
- Alain BOUDET – Emeritus Professor, Toulouse University, France
- Anne CAMBON-THOMSEN – Research Director CNRS, Génopole, Toulouse, France
- Alain KAUFMAN – Director « Interface Sciences-Society », Lausanne University, Switzerland
- Thierry MAGNIN – Rector, Université Catholique de Lyon, France
- François MONNET – Advanced Technologies Director, Solvay, France
- Nathalie NASR – Lecturer & Hospital practitioner, Toulouse Hospital, France
At the TWB level
The TWB team consists of:
- a core team ensuring direction, administration and management of the technical facilities of the demonstrator
- and a group of researchers (mostly post-doctoral) and technical staff who are recruited on TWB R&D projects.
The executive committee
The executive committee is the strategic and managerial instance of TWB. It is directly linked to the strategic steering committee of the consortium. It is composed of 6 people:
- Pierre MONSAN – Founding director
- Jean-Luc BLANC – Joint service unit director & administrative and financial director
- Olivier GALY – Technical operations director
- Michel MANACH – Business management director
- Véronique PAQUET – External relations director
- Anne-Sophie LECHEMINOUX – Executive assistant
The executive committee takes advice from the extended executive committee where managers from TWB technical platforms, business development, purchase and quality are represented.