Biotechnology is unthinkable without strong partners.


The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB offers R&D solutions in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, the environment and energy. It competences comprise Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science, Molecular Biotechnology, Physical Process Technology, Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, as well as Tissue Engineering - always with view to its probability and sustainability. Subitec GmbH was founded in 2001 through initiation of the then head of the institute for marketing of the patents for the FPA reactor.

On October 26, 2011 opened the new Space Center Baden Württemberg (RZBW) in Stuttgart, where the Institute of Space Systems is located. The expansion offers the steady enlargement of the institute up to 170 employees right now adequate working conditions. Especially the research activities could be expanded with new high tech laboratories in the RZBW. They offer a wide variety of interesting subjects in space transport technology and space transport applications with accompanying lectures, practical training and exercises on which up to now 60 doctoral candidates are working. There with the IRS is the biggest university space transport research institute in Europe. Additionally they work in a powerful network with the industry and international partners. For example the University of Stuttgart has in the SOFIA Project an official branch at a NASA center in California, USA.

The occupational group of bioprocess engineering is at the Institute of Biotechnology at the ZHAW in Wädenswil, Switzerland active in lecturing, research and development as well as offering various services. Subitec cooperates with this group in the field of technical characterization of (novel) standard and disposable bioreactor systems based on computer calculated flow simulation (CFD). In addition to already available bioreactor systems a validation of numerical fluid mechanics (CFD) via contact-free measurements of velocity gradients using Particle-Image-Velocimetry is conducted.

The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. The PSI performs world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, they work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.



DECHEMA is a network for chemical engineering and biotechnology in Germany. As a non-profit organization, it represents these areas in science, business, politics and society. With over 5,800 members, it promotes the exchange between science and industry. Subitec has been a member of the Dechema algae biotechnology division since 2009, whose activities include Subitec's Managing Director, Dr. Peter Ripplinger, as deputy chairman.

BIO Deutschland membership

BIO Deutschland, as the association of the biotechnology industry, has set itself the goal of supporting and promoting the development of an innovative industry based on the modern biosciences. The 300 members are organized into working groups. Since the beginning of 2017, Subitec has been part of the Industrial Bio-Economy Group.

BioRegio Stern membership

Since 2001 the BioRegio STERN has been promoting the development of the life sciences cluster in the German region between Stuttgart, Tübingen, Esslingen, Reutlingen and Neckar-Alb. As the central contact organization for life sciences companies in this region, it links those with actors from other branches of the economy to create creative impulses and cooperation. Since 2011 Subitec has been part of BioRegio Stern's entrepreneur pool.

Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) membership

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the development of the algae industry across the entire value chain. The objective of the ABO is to improve communication and the information transfer between the stakeholders to support existing companies in the algae sector and to open up new markets. Subitec has been a member since 2013 and a gold member of the ABO since 2015.

European Algae Biomass Association

The aim of the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) is the promotion of mutual information exchange and cooperation in the field of biomass production and use. EABA is a catalyst for the promotion of synergies between scientists, industrialists and decision-makers from the algae sector to promote development and growth in this area. Subitec has been an EABA member since 2014.