Dr. Manfred Kircher brings to his consulting work more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry and the development of an internationally active bioeconomy cluster with companies and research institutes.
His career milestones are biotechnological research and development (Degussa AG, Germany), production (delegated to Fermas s.r.o.; Slovakia), venture capital (delegated to Burrill & Company; USA) and biotechnology partnering and branding (Evonik Industries AG; Germany). Delegated by Evonik he chaired till 2012 the Board of the Cluster Industrial Biotechnology (CLIB2021 e.V.; Germany) and developed this association of German and international industries, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), academia and investors to an recognized organisation for unfolding bioeconomical value chains. In 2014 he founded KADIB, a consultancy for bioeconomy.
2021: Chairman of District Expert Committee on Environment, Climate and Energies (FDP Frankfurt)
2021: Member of the Supervisory Board of RMA Rhein Main Abfall GmbH
2021: Member of the Board of Trustees of the Emmaus Foundation Together on the Way
2021: Co-chair of Bioeconomy Panel at Association of German Engineers (VDI)
2020: Member of the Advisory Board Sustainable Bioeconomy of the State Government of Baden-Württemberg
2020: Co-chair of Section "Valorisation of Organics" at European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB)
2020: Member of the Advisory Board of BaMS (Marine Bioeconomy)
2019: Member of the Board of BioBall e.V. (Bioökonomie im Ballungsraum)
2019: Member of State Expert Committee on Environment and Nutrition (FDP Hesse)
2018: Member of Advisory Board of BIG-C (Bioeconomy in Flanders, Netherlands, North-Rhine Westfalia)
2014: Chairman of the Advisory Board of CLIB-Cluster e.V. (Cluster industrielle Biotechnologie)
Bioeconomy Potential Analysis
Industries, Research institutes, governmental authorities