The Biopolus Institute is the non-profit research and development branch of the Biopolus group that focuses on process and product development.

Biopolus is investing in R&D to expand its own range of technologies to further develop circular economy solutions for urban environments. Innovations in biotechnology for water recycling and organic resource reclamation are active and on-going for process and product optimization. In addition to biotechnology, Biopolus innovations expand into other circular urban solutions such as energy recovery and smart urban farming.

The MNR technology of the BioMakery is also a production platform, which produces intermediary products from wastewater and organic waste. These can be further processed through various production modules to produce valuable end products. Biopolus welcomes partners in innovation, to adapt and integrate separate, independent technologies into the BioMakery.

Open Innovation Platform

Biopolus invites all interested stakeholders, including universities, research institutions, and individuals to cooperate with us in a joint R&D or cross-licensing setup to adapt and integrate their own technologies into the BioMakery.


The Biopolus Institute is working together with several international partners to collaborate for large scale impact. Specialized innovation for high tech solutions are being developed with renowned partners including the European Space Agency, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (as a CE100 member), and various prominent universities and research institutions.

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As an EU-based non-profit, the Institute is in an excellent position to participate in joint research programs with academia and to attract grant funding.

These projects allow Biopolus to work closely with universities, industries, and public utilities. We provide innovative concepts and high-class infrastructure to find and develop solutions for our continuously urbanizing world.

EU Partnership Opportunity

If you are an organization looking for a project partner, too cooperate with on a European grant or other project, please contact us. Our shared involvement can help make our global impact even stronger.


H2020 NEXTGEN (2018-2022)

Towards a Next Generation of Water Systems and Services for the circular economy

NextGen is a collective water research and innovation initiative from Circular Economy pioneers with diverse areas of expertise. The project demonstrates innovative technological, business and governance solutions for water in the circular economy. NextGen is piloting 10 full scale deployments in 8 EU Member States to define the next generation of water systems and solutions. As part of the EU funded NextGen project, the Koningshoeven BioMakery is used as a testbed for new business models and high-tech water circularity solutions. For more information visit the project website:

Water Diplomacy 2018 (2018-2019)

Change the wastewater treatment plant zones for valuable construction area in China

It is estimated that there are about 5 to 8 thousand inner city sewage treatment plants around the globe, which occupy very high value lands and are surrounded by high value office and/or residential spaces. In Shenzhen there are approximately 40 sewage treatment plants and 4 of them are in the inner part of the city. Biopolus received funding from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to prepare a Feasibility Study on one sewage treatment plant out of these 4, and investigate how to build an odor-free and architecturally pleasing building based on the MNR technology, freeing up 94% of the given area for further development.


Biopolus is happy to host interns. If you are a graduate looking to gain experience at an international technology company, we offer different internship paths depending on your field of study. If you would like to collaborate with us, please send us an email.