BioIndustry e.V. is a regional life science cluster committed to the promotion of biotechnology in science, research and application. The cluster’s regional focus is the Ruhr Metropolis and eastern Westphalia. BioIndustry synergizes the activities of local technology centers, companies and academic research groups to strengthen the field of Biotechnology and Bioeconomy and to generate product and process innovations through interdisciplinary transfer work. Within the current project KLIC.Ruhr (Kompetenzverbund Life Sciences.Ruhr), which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, an online platform is established where universities and companies can offer and share their special equipment and services. Thereby start ups gain easy and cost-efficient access to devices and methods. KLIC.Ruhr aims to improve the communication between science and industry and to adapt scientific research to economic needs in an early stage. In a long-term goal through interdisciplinary transfer activities new product- and process innovations will be generated within the Ruhr area.