CLIB is an international open innovation cluster of large companies, SMEs, academic institutes and universities as well as other stakeholders active in biotechnology and bioeconomy as a whole. The cluster comprises over 100 members with a share of about 25 % international members. The cluster mainly focuses on industrial biotechnology to provide solutions for the chemical industry: raw materials, biocatalysts, processes, products and technologies that result in monomers, fine chemicals or in their functionalization. Pertinent project areas are identified by the CLIB team in conjunction with members in an iterative process. CLIB is a non-profit association, with its members shaping the cluster’s interests and activities. The cluster coordinates several associated programmes which cover different aspects of bioeconomy, and invites members to become involved, bring in their own ideas and to generate a real benefit for their companies or institutions. To this end, CLIB organizes a number of events throughout the year: the annual CLIB international conference (CIC), forum events, topic-specific workshops, dedicated small partnering meetings and visits to partners, sites or meetings in Germany and abroad.