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Apr. 02, 2023

BIOECONOMY FOR CHANGE (B4C), an organization of 500+ companies, including commercial organizations, academic bodies, and stakeholders has chosen BGN Technologies, the technology transfer arm of Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, as a strategic partner in Israel for locating advanced technologies in the emerging field of synthetic biology.

The field of synthetic biology has exploded in recent years and especially at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Researchers find advantages and solutions in synthetic biology in a variety of fields such as cosmetics, agriculture, disease detection, and therapeutics.

Since 2005, B4C has supported over 350+ international projects with an estimated budget of 3 billion euros. The collaboration between BGN Technologies and the members of B4C may result in joint ventures and the growth of start-up companies that will promote the technologies developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

With a track record of over 100 startup companies, as well as partnerships in technology incubators and accelerators, BGN Technologies brings inventions from the labs to the market, in the following fields: high-tech, biotechnology, materials, agriculture, and environment. BGN Technologies fosters research collaborations and entrepreneurship among researchers and students.

Johan De Coninck, a representative of B4C, stated that the choice of BGN Technologies was natural due to their professional approach and proven experience in growing technologies. He expressed confidence that the cooperation will yield new ventures and financial investments in the future.

Josh Peleg, CEO of BGN Technologies, “We welcome the cooperation and I see it as another indication of the international recognition of our groundbreaking technologies.”

Pictured above: The B4C delegation meets with representatives from BGN Technologies Credit: Ira Golub BGN