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Profile of registrant

Gemeinnützige Forschungsgemeinschaft Bionik-Kompetenznetz e.V.

Identification number in the register: 72172447190-25
Registration date: 18/11/11 11:04:26

The information on this organisation was last modified on 22/10/14 11:16:07
The date of the last annual update was 22/10/14 11:16:07

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Gemeinnützige Forschungsgemeinschaft Bionik-Kompetenznetz e.V.
Acronym: BIOKON
Legal status: non-profit association (e.V.)
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Rainer Dr. Erb
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Rainer Dr. Erb
Position: Executive Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 76 Ackerstraße 
Berlin 13355
Telephone number: (+49) 30 46 06 84 84
Fax number: (+49) 30 46 06 84 74
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Biomimetics Competence Network (BIOKON) was founded in 2001. BIOKON connects experts from academia, industry and research institutes with a focus on research and development in biomimetics. It is the aim of the network to integrate biomimetics in research and development, education, economy, policy and society, and to connect the participating stakeholders. According to this, interdisciplinary working groups were initiated. The professional works in these groups enable BIOKON to achieve its tasks.
Essential task areas of BIOKON:
•Main contact for information and project partners in biomimetics
•Supervising and conducting research and development projects
•Organization of events, fairs, and exhibitions
•Organization and conducting carrying out continued learning and on-the-job-trainings
•Competent counseling of industry and establishment of cooperation
•Public Information about recent advance and product development in biomimetics
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 100
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 232,772
of which public financing: 176,893
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 176,893
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 55,879
- donations:
- contributions from members: 20,562
interest income : 17
contracts : 35,300
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.