ERASynBio is an ERA-NET from the seventh framework program for the development and coordination of Synthetic Biology in the European Research Area. This ERA-NET started on January 1, 2012, with a duration of 3 years.
The central idea of ERASynBio is to promote the robust development of Synthetic Biology by structuring and coordinating national efforts and investment. ERASynBio will develop a strategic research agenda / white paper, which will support the emergence of national Synthetic Biology programmes and which will lay the ground for transnational funding activities via joint calls in the project. ERASynBio will stimulate and tackle the interdisciplinary nature and immaturity by offering training and educational possibilities, establishing an interdisciplinary advisory board and inviting observers of other funding organisations. Tight collaboration between academia and industry aiming to fertilize the innovation process will occur on several levels. To adhere to ethical, legal and societal aspects as well as to technical issues like standardisation and infrastructure development ERASynBio will trace and integrate the ongoing work and research on these framework conditions and integrate them in the strategic research.