About BioBall

BioBall e.V. Association Introduced

The Innovation Space BioBall is moderated and shaped by a registered association. The association initiates new research, development, and innovation projects through network meetings as well as trusting and interdisciplinary exchange with interested parties from academia and industry. The association is closely linked to the national and international research, project, and industry landscape and brings new impulses to the metropolitan region.

Become a member of BioBall e.V. and actively help shape the Innovation Space! For further information, please contact our head office.

Board of the BioBall e.V. Association

The board of BioBall e.V., comprising representatives from academia, the private industry and the municipal administration, manages the association and recommends submitted R&D&I applications to the project sponsor.

Elected to the board are:

  • Chairman of the Board: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bayer
    Vice President Research, Provadis Hochschule
  • Vice Chairman of the Board: Dr. Manfred Kircher
    Owner of KADIB
  • Secretary: Dr. Bernd Rentmeister
    Director Competence Center Industry, Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH

Advisory Board of the BioBall e.V. Association

The members of the advisory board bring expertise from academia, business, politics and society. The advisory board members advise the board and network in sectors, regions, and organizations that have development potential for BioBall.

Advisory board members are:

  • Dr. Simone Kimpeler
    Fraunhofer Systems and Innovation Research ISI
  • Dr. Burghard König
    Koenig & Funk Biotech GmbH, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Georg Oenbrink
    Creago Solutions UG
  • Dr. Elisabeth Saken-Braunstein
    Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber
    TU Munich – Campus Straubing, Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources

Further Information

The statutes of the association "Bioökonomie im Ballungsraum e.V." as amended on 30.01.2019
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The project is supported by the BMBF funding measure "Innovation Spaces Bioeconomy" within the framework of the "National Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030".


Provadis Hochschule

Provadis Hochschule is the university of the industry and offers dual and part-time science and business degree programs for more than 1,200 students throughout Germany.


DECHEMA e.V. is the competent network for chemical engineering and biotechnology in Germany. As a non-profit professional society, it represents these fields in science, industry, politics and society.