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"Bioeconomy offers new pathways of a sustainable use of carbon and will deliver a dedicated input to solve the current and upcoming problems concerning the climate change."

Prof. Dr. Ralf Kindervater

CEO of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH, Life Sciences Innovation Agency for the State of Baden-Württemberg, Honorary Professor, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology

The most important stages of the career

since 2020
Member of the Bioeconomy Council of the State of Baden-Württemberg 

since 2014
Honorary professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Process Engineering

Since 2003
Managing director of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH, Stuttgart

Managing director, board member and interim manager in various biotech start-ups

Managing director of Biostart Regionalansiedlungsgesellschaft mbH, Jena

Area sales manager, product manager and international sales specialist at Eppendorf-Netheler-Hinz GmbH, Hamburg

Project Manager Technology Transfer Bioprocess Engineering at the Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung mbH (GBF), Braunschweig

Project Manager Medical Sensor and Membrane Technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB)

Group leader in biosensor technology at the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Tübingen

Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Technical University of Braunschweig 

Dissertation work in the field of biosensorics at the Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung mbH (GBF), Brunswick 

Diploma thesis and examination as Diplom-Chemiker in the field of biochemistry and biotechnology at the Technical University of Braunschweig

Activities and Memberships

EU: Biobased Industry Consortium BBI

BMWi: Dialogue Platform Industrial BÖ

Baden-Württemberg: Advisory Council for a Sustainable Bioeconomy


Branch-specific economic developer in the field of healthcare and sustainability/bioeconomy/transformation


  • Value added chains and systems
  • Transformation processes
  • Transformation processes

Future Challenges

  • Transformation of society
  • International synchronization
  • Financial aspects
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