The members of IBC Finland represent key players in the Finnish industrial biotechnology industry. The members of IBC Finland are:




School of Chemical Technology with its staff of 550, 40 professors and over 2300 students is one the 6 schools within the Aalto University.  The school focuses on improving the ecology and energy-efficiency of processing of natural resources, such as wood, other biomasses as well as ores and minerals. It also develops new materials and applications based on the said raw materials.

The Department of biotechnology and chemical technology is one of the 4 departments of the school. The department provides high level scientific research and education in engineering of biotechnology and chemical technology. Research in the department covers the complete chain from theory and experimental research to the practical process design skills needed in the chemical, forest, biotech, pharmaceutical and food industries and in production of new materials. The Department also advances process technical know-how on nationally important fields and facilitates international cooperation.

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)


Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research and expert organization promoting bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. Luke comprises the state research institutes MTT Agrifood Research Finland, the Finnish Forest Research Institute, the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, and the statistical services of the Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

Luke brings together expertise in renewable natural resources and responsible food production and provides innovative solutions that promote new business activities. The cross-disciplinary research data and expertise support responsible decision-making both domestically and internationally. Research on natural resources benefits the consumers by providing information on health and well-being, and by supporting the vitality of Finnish nature.




Neste Jacobs is a preferred solution provider of high-quality technology, engineering, and project services for a wide range of industries in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, and biotechnology fields.

We have more than 50 years of experience in technology development and industrial investment projects in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East, and are looking to grow in the expanding markets of the Middle East and Russia in particular. We employ some 1000 professionals globally.


Roal Ltd is one of the world´s largest enzyme companies. We produce enzymes for different industrial applications, e.g. baking, food, technical and feed industries. Our core competence areas are Trichoderma,  Bacillus and Aspergillus production platforms. In our process we combine modern biotechnical research and knowledge with state-of-the-art technology and professional personnel.
Roal Oy was established in 1991 as a joint venture by former Finnish Alko Ltd and German Röhm Enzyme GmbH. Both companies had a decades-long history in enzyme research and production. Today we are proud to be owned by Altia Corporation  and Associated British Foods plc. In the marketing and selling our products we co-operate with AB Enzymes GmbH in Darmstadt, Germany. Over 90 % of our products are exported globally.
Roal´s turnover for the past  fiscal year 2011-12 was  about  47 million Euros.  We currently employ about 120 professionals at Rajamäki, 50 km north of Finland´s capital Helsinki.


University of Turku

As one of the leading multidisciplinary universities in Finland, the University of Turku offers a wide range of high-quality education and research in the field of Biotechnology. Situated in the Department of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the biotechnology research involves molecular biotechnology and novel in vitro diagnostic methods, analytical applications of novel bioaffinity assays, label technologies, recombinant proteins as well as genetically engineered antibodies.

At the faculty of Medicine, top-level research is conducted in medicine, dentistry and nursing. Areas of strength include bioimaging, material sciences, molecular biosciences, health technologies and cardiovascular and metabolic research in which experimental and clinical studies are successfully combined.

Turku Centre for Biotechnology CBT is a joint department of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University providing high-end technologies and expertise to academic and industrial researchers. CBT offers state-of-the-art technology platforms and expertise in the areas of genomics, proteomics and imaging as well as viral vectors and x-ray crystallography. The University also offers education and degree programmes in Biotechnology, e.g. the International Master's Degree Programme in Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a globally networked multitechnological applied research organization providing high technology solutions and innovation services. We also have comprehensive expertise in industrial biotechnology, food technology, pharmaceutical development and diagnostics.

Our focus is on effective use of renewable natural resources in the production of industrial chemicals, biofuels and materials using enzyme biotools and cell factories. VTT hosts the Centre of Excellence in White Biotechnology – Green Chemistry, nominated by the Academy of Finland. VTT has large global networks both with the industry and academia. We employ  3150 professionals, from which approximately 500 are working in the area of biotechnology.

Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU)    

Åbo Akademi University is an internationally acknowledged research university with an extensive responsibility for providing education in Swedish in Finland. ÅAU has an acknowledged position at the forefront of research in areas such as process chemistry, material sciences, biosciences, and computer science.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering has strong relations to industries, research institutes and universities nationally as well as internationally. The faculty staff includes nearly 40 professors and 150 doctoral students, in whole about 500 scientists and teachers. The faculty has around 1150 students. Profile areas include Molecular process and material technology, Drug development and diagnostics (co-operation with University of Turku), Future Refining of Forest Biomass, and Functional Materials at Biological Interfaces.

Turku Centre for Biotechnology CBT is a joint department of Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku providing high-end technologies and expertise to academic and industrial researchers. CBT offers state-of-the-art technology platforms and expertise in the areas of genomics, proteomics and imaging as well as viral vectors and x-ray crystallography. ÅAU also offers education and degree programs in Biosciences. In co-operation with the University of Turku, ÅAU also offers an international master’s program in Biomedical Imaging (BIMA).