Dr. Matthias Slatner is Innovation manager at the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology. Dr. Slatner studied biotechnology at the University of Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, and worked 15 years as plant manager in the food industry. There he was responsible for production processes including water supply and purification. Since he joined acib as innovation manager his focus is on project development in applied biotechnology and the acib Open Innovation platform for biotechnology. He is located at the working group of environmental biotechnology in Tulln (Lower Austria).