Bio-Innovation Support for Entrepreneurs throughout NWE Regions


Project Summary

The BioBase4SME network, representing many leading bio-based economy experts, will advise SMEs from across North-West Europe on how to develop new ideas into marketable products. The BioBase4SME project intends to help Start-ups and SME to overcome technological and non-technological barriers to bring their innovation to market. The project offers:

  • Free workshops and professional training (see 'events')
  • Innovation Biocamps (see 'events')
  • Innovation vouchers worth up to €100.000.

The support offered through the voucher system can consist of:

  • Technical assistance such as scale-up to pilot scale
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Techno-economic evaluation
  • Market research
  • Feedstock analysis
  • Social acceptance
  • Business planning and business plan support
  • ...

or a combination thereof.

Partners involved are AC3A (France), Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Belgium), CLIB2021 (Germany), Ghent Bio-Economy Valley (Belgium), Materia Nova (Belgium), NNFCC (UK), REWIN (NL), TCBB Resource (Ireland). 

In the biobased economy lays a big opportunity for Europe. Locally produced biobased feedstocks rather than imported fossil resources are used to produce materials, chemicals, energy… creating a new knowledge and technology intensive economy with high employment potential and with reduced environmental impact.

“BioBase4SME" expects to bring at least 20 promising innovations closer to the market, resulting in new investments and job creation, and provide training to about 200 entrepreneurs active in the biobased economy, thus boosting their innovation capacity. Other main outputs are a strong, interregional network to guide entrepreneurs towards successful innovation, improved regional support for the biobased economy in terms of innovation and investment climate, legal framework and public approval.”

Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant vzw Lieve Hoflack 1 Rodenhuizekaai
Gent
9042
Belgium
lieve.hoflack@bbeu.org www.bbeu.org
Name Contact Name Email Country
CLIB2021 Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie e.V. Carolin Lange Lange@clib2021.de Germany
Flanders Biobased Valley Sofie Dobbelaere sofie.dobbelaere@gbev.org Belgium
REWIN Projecten BV Roel Koevoets r.koevoets@rewin.nl Netherlands
Materia Nova Guillaume Wegria Guillaume.Wegria@materianova.be Belgium
The National Non-Food Crop Centre Adrian Higson a.higson@nnfcc.co.uk United Kingdom
TCBB RESOURCE Pádraic Ó hUiginn pohuiginn@tcbb.ie Ireland
Association des Chambres d'Agriculture de l'Arc Atlantique Pascal Dagron contact@ac3a.chambagri.fr France
University of York Margaret Smallwood margaret.smallwood@york.ac.uk United Kingdom

News


Looking back upon a very successful Biobased Business Development Day 2017

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On Thursday, November 23rd, about 200 participants from the Netherlands and Flanders were gathered to talk about “Biobased entrepreneurship without borders”. The event was co-organised by Biobased Delta, a cluster from the Netherlands, and Flanders Biobased Valley, in cooperation with the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, the regional development agency of East-Flanders and the development agencies of the south of the Netherlands. Read More

BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp 2017 trained and inspired 17 enthusiastic, biobased start-ups and SMEs

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Twenty participants from seventeen selected North-West European start-ups and young SMEs gathered in Yorkshire (UK) from 23-28th July 2017 for the first BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp. The Innovation Biocamp, a fully funded intensive, week-long training course aims to provide high-potential biobased companies with hands-on tools needed to commercialise their biobased ideas and grow their companies. The Innovation Biocamp, co-financed by Europe’s Interreg NWE programme, is planning a second edition in 2018. Read More

Successful BioBase4SME Training on Intellectual Property Strategy

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Within the framework of the BioBase4SME project, 3 partners, CLIB2021, Flanders Biobased Valley and REWIN West-Brabant, joined forces to organize a training on intellectual property. The training was designed to give insight in all the basics of intellectual property, the difference between patents, copyright and trademarks, on how to create your own IP strategy and how to handle IP in project consortia, all with a focus on industrial biotechnology and the biobased economy. Read More


Events


BioBase4SME Training: Communicating Sustainability

, White Rose Brussels Office, Nordic House, Rue du Luxembourg 3, 1000 Brussels

The bioeconomy is a concept many people are still confused by or unaware of. However, consumers are increasingly willing to spend money on products with strong environmental credentials. Bio-based alternatives with a strong sustainability narrative can help to meet growing demand for these solutions. You are invited to join a training workshop tailored to bioeconomy SMEs on the benefits of sustainability communications and how to develop strategies to boost the marketability of your products.
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BioBase4SME Workshop: Biobased Delta Business Development Dag “Grenzeloos Biobased Ondernemen”

, Bio Base Europe Training Center, Zeelandlaan 2, 4538 CA Terneuzen, The Netherlands

Biobased Delta organiseert ieder jaar een Biobased Business Developmentdag voor ondernemers. Dit jaar organiseert Biobased Delta de bijeenkomst samen met Flanders Biobased Valley ism oa. Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant met als doel: het stimuleren van de internationale samenwerking op het gebied van biobased business.
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Watch the video below (BioBase4SME Pitch, 2.30 minutes) explaining the SERVICES BioBase4SME provides to SMEs. 

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Ghent, Belgium)

is an open innovation pilot and demonstration facility fro process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of bio-based products and processes from lab to multi ton scale. A wide and flexible spectrum of modular unit operations combined with a team of highly trained and experienced engineers and operators facilitates the translation of lab processes into viable industrial processes.

SERVICES: Technological scale-up and industrial proof-of-concept: Development and scale up of biobased processes i.e. biomass pretreatment, fermentation, biocatalysis, product recovery and purification, if needed under ATEX conditions. The coupon corresponds to a technical feasibility study at pilot scale and can comprise a desktop study, lab work and/or pilot tests performed at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. 

Materia Nova (Mons, Belgium)

Research teams in this Material Research and Development Centre are mainly involved in activities linked to biobased products: bioplastics, white biotechnology... It has a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) team that has developed a vast expertise in using LCA tools for evaluating the environmental performance of innovations with the aim to assess at R&D stage the final environmental impacts associated with final product's life of the project.

SERVICES: Life-cycle assessment (LCA) of of biobased processes. Assessment of  environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from cradle to grave (i.e., from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling). LCAs can help SMEs to avoid a narrow outlook on environmental concerns even at R&D or scaling-up stages (e.g. selection of the best environementally friendly pathway to produce).

NNFCC, the bioeconomy consultants (York, UK) 

NNFCC offers a range of market research SERVICES which can be accessed through the BioBase4SME project. NNFCC undertakes market landscape reviews providing information on market size, geographical breakdown, product value, key stakeholders and industry trends. Stakeholder mapping exercises are performed to provide insight into key actors with value chains, supply chains or innovation chains. Stakeholder mapping includes competitor and potential collaborator analysis. NNFCC also offer strategic market reviews covering political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) considerations, as a basis for trend impact analysis. Strategic reviews are completed with strengths, opportunities, threats and weaknesses (SWOT) analysis and recommendations for next steps. For longer term market research NNFCC are also able to offer horizon scan and scenario planning. 

Association des Chambres d’Agriculture de l’Arc Atlantique, AC3A (Poitiers, France)

AC3A is an expert in Social Acceptance studies and training. Creating new bio products and integrating them in SME’s catalogue has necessary marketing needs. Circular economy thinking new and many people are unfamiliar with. Creating social acceptances can be defined as avoiding neighbourhood opposition against new production lines in their vicinity.

SERVICES: AC3A offers 'social acceptance' training to SMEs and provides them with a complete panel of technologies and marketing tools to obtain social acceptance and thus to inform and consult local stakeholders. Social acceptance is to avoid investments that will be protested against by the neighbourhood thus decreases SME development risks. Moreover it interests the neighbourhood (local customers) in the new products.

REWIN West-Brabant (Breda, The Netherlands)

REWIN West-Brabant is a regional development agency. It will not perform the services itself, but will source ‘Application testing’ from a limited number of sourced partners. In total REWIN intends to make available 100.000 Euro of vouchers with a ‘face value’ of 4.000 Euro each (thus, 25 vouchers in total).

The SERVICES REWIN is looking to offer will be linked to the following innovation capacities (analysis, tests, …):

  • Biopolymers
  • Natural Fibres
  • Natural colors
  • Agricultural breeds / crops
  • Green Chemistry

More details as soon as the public procurement procedure has been finalized.

CLIB2021 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

CLIB2021 is an international open innovation cluster of large companies from the chemical and bio-based industry, SMEs, academic institutes and universities as well as other stakeholders active in industrial biotechnology and the bioeconomy. The membership of the cluster comprises an international share of about 30%. CLIB aims to network its members across value chains within and beyond the cluster to initiate new research and business projects. Another task is to inform policy makers about chances the bioeconomy offers and to signal challenges to overcome. The cluster’s goal is to establish the bioeconomy in industrial application.

SERVICES: In the BioBase4SME project CLIB will be the NWE German contact point and will organise workshops as well as trainings on specific topics (see our events page).

Flanders Biobased Valley (Ghent, Belgium)

is a non-profit organisation supporting the development of sustainable biobased activities and resulting economic growth in the region of Ghent, Belgium. Ghent Bio-Economy Valley promotes the development of the biobased economy of the future through collaborative programs, joint initiatives and synergy creation between the partners in the fields of Research & Development, structural measures and policy, industrial integration and communication towards the general public.

SERVICES: Within BioBase4SME, GBEV will the Flemish contact point (Bio-Innovation Agent) and will organise workshops as well as trainings on specific topics (see our events page).

TCBB RESOURCE (Ireland) 

TCBB RESOURCE will operate two central pre-pilot test lines at an integrated pre-pilot facility to provide advanced anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis tests. These test lines will be available in a co-located facility allowing for integrated pre-pilot testing, using both advanced anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis to assist innovators with preliminary process development, scale-up and validation (TRL4) prior to engaging sophisticated pilot plant resources for final process optimisation. TCBBB RESOUCE will provide industrial proof of concept tests bringing biobased developments from Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 (validated in lab) up to TRL 6 (demonstrated in a relevant environment). Basic research and commercialisation are thus excluded.

The SERVICES at the integrated pre-pilot will be of benefit to the following SME sectors across all of the North-West Europe region: e.g. dairy processing facilities for low-temperature, high-rate AD wastewater treatment; cheese producers for whey by-products for functional foods and nutraceuticals; apple and other fruit processors (fruit pulp); brewers; marine and sea fisheries sector; forestry wastes and by-products.

DOWNLOAD here the folder on the Irish Pre-Pilot Facility.  

The University of York (UK)

The University of York is a world leader in research on novel agricultural products and green chemistry with a particular focus on second generation fuels & chemicals, high value chemicals from from plants and microbes and adding value to biowaste. Its subsiduary, the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) bridges the gap between the science base at the University of York and the needs of industry to develop and scale-up new greener processes and products. The University and the BDC are both founding members of the the innovation cluster, BioVale, which helps regional enterprise profit from the valuable business opportunities in the knowledge-based bioeconomy. 

The University of York is responsible for design and delivery of Innovation Biocamps. These are aimed at young, innovative companies with high growth potential which are operating in the knowledge based bioeconomy. The Biocamps comprise a week of intensive training, mentoring and peer to peer learning, culminating in a pitch to a panel of specialist investors. 

 

Within BioBase4SME, innovation coupons are offered to SME’s and start-ups. These coupons provide access to innovation services for obtaining proof-of-concept of a promising biobased technology, and for developing a strong business strategy. The offered services can be summarized as follows:

Service provider   Short service description

Service value (€)

% of support 

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BE) Technological scale-up and industrial proof-of-concept in a multipurpose pilot plant. For lab to kilo or ton scale.

Max of 100.000€

50% supported by the project

Materia Nova (BE)  Life Cycle Analysis

Max of 25.000€

50% supported by the project

NNFCC, the bioeconomy consultants (UK) Market research, Value chain assessment, Business plan coaching

Max. of 10.000€

50% supported by the project

Association des Chambres d'Agriculture de l'Arc Atlantique (FR) Creating social acceptance for innovative investments

Max of 25.000€

50% supported by the project

REWIN projecten BV (NL) Testing of new biomass as feedstock, application testing for fibers, colorants and coatings

Max. 4000€

100% supported by the project

TCBB RESOURCE (IE) Anaerobic digestion tests and pyrolysis tests in dedicated pilot lines 50% supported by the project
     

1. Who can apply for an Innovation Coupon?

All small and medium enterprises (SME’s), and potential start-ups from North West Europe can apply. An SME is an enterprise with less than 250 employees and a revenue of at most €50 million. Potential start-ups are defined as 'almost SMEs with a promising technology and a concrete spin-out plan.

Please, carefully read the 'Terms of reference' for all information on criteria, conditions, application and selection procedure.

 

2. How to apply for an Innovation Coupon?

The call is continuously open from 1/9/2016 until 1/10/2018 (while coupons for the specific service lasts; first come first served)

Contact the BIO-INNOVATION AGENT in your region. He/she will guide you through the process and can assist you in completing the short application form. 

 

3. Important documents:

You can download all important documents by clicking on the links below:

 

"BioBase4SME expects to bring at least 20 promising innovations closer to the market, resulting in new investments and job creation, and provide training to about 200 entrepreneurs active in the biobased economy, thus boosting their innovation capacity. Other main outputs are a strong, interregional network to guide entrepreneurs towards successful innovation, improved regional support for the biobased economy in terms of innovation and investment climate, legal framework and public approval.”

 

BioBase4SME is a follow-up of the highly successful Bio Base NWE project. This three-year (2013-2015) project mentored 755 companies in total and granted 30 Innovation Coupons worth €10-30.000 for technological assistance to SMEs and Start-ups. The work done within the innovation coupons scheme created a substantial leverage effect: up to €71million of investments and the creation of 320 new jobs in the biobased economy in the coming years.

Click here to watch the Bio Base NWE video.

 

 

Bio-Innovation Agents and other relevant contacts:
Our network of Bio-Innovations Agents acts as your access point to the BioBase4SME project. You can contact them regarding anything related to the BioBase4SME project: training, bio-camps, workshops, innovation vouchers...

 

for BELGIUM:

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

  • BioBase4SME Project Manager: Lieve Hoflack – +32 (0)494 47 68 68
  • BioBase4SME Communication Manager: Katrien Molders – +32 (0)486 951 109
  • Services: Process development and scale-up incl. techno-economic evaluation, networking

Flanders Biobased Valley

  • BIO-INNOVATION AGENT for Flanders: Sofie Dobbelaere – +32 (0)9 264 59 05
  • Services: Networking, Trainings, Workshops

Materia Nova

  • BIO-INNOVATION AGENT for Wallonia: Guillaume Wégria – +32 (0)484 13 90 07
  • Services: Life-Cycle Assessment, Trainings, Workshops

 

for FRANCE:

AC3A 

  • BIO-INNOVATION AGENT for France: Pascal Dagron  – +33 (0)253 466 257
  • Services: Social acceptance, Trainings, Workshops

 

for GERMANY:

CLIB2021

  • BIO-INNOVATION AGENT for Germany: Carolin Lange – +49 (0)211 679 31 34
  • Services: Networking, Trainings, Workshops

 

for IRELAND:

TCBB Resource 

  • BIO-INNOVATION AGENT for Ireland: Bart Bonsall – +353 (0)86  241 3081
  • Services: pilot equipment for anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis, trainings, workshops

 

for THE NETHERLANDS

REWIN 

  • BIO-INNOVATION AGENT for The Netherlands: Roel Koevoets – +31 (0)6 226 639 34
  • Services: Application testing, trainings, workshops, networking

 

for the UNITED KINGDOM

NNFCC 

  • BIO-INNOVATION AGENT for UK: Lucie Montgomery – +44 (0)1904 435182
  • Services: Market research, feedstock analysis, business plan support, trainings, workshops, innovation bootcamps, networking
SCALE-UP SERVICES by Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Ghent, BE)

The innovation coupons offer access to the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BE), an open innovation pilot and demonstration facility for process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of bio-based products and processes.

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant offers a wide and flexible spectrum of modular unit operations combined with a team of highly trained and experienced engineers and operators facilitates the translation of lab processes into viable industrial processes.

SERVICES: Technological scale-up and industrial proof-of-concept:

Development and scale up of biobased processes i.e. biomass pretreatment, fermentation, biocatalysis, product recovery and purification, if needed under ATEX conditions. The coupon corresponds to a technical feasibility study at pilot scale and can comprise a desktop study, lab work and/or pilot tests performed at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. 

TESTIMONIALS:

Dr Florence Gschwend from Chrysalix Technologies:

“As an early-stage start-up we are always strapped for cash. The BioBase4SME voucher has enabled us to get more value out of the external funding we have received while connecting us to a highly skilled organisation for our scale-up work.”

INNOVATION COUPON VALUE:

Max of 100.000€; 50% supported by the project. For more information and application, see INNOVATION COUPONS

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) by Materia Nova (Mons, BE)

The Innovation Coupons offer access to LCA services by Materia Nova. LCAs can help SMEs to avoid a narrow outlook on environmental concerns even at R&D or scaling-up stages.

VIDEO: “What benefits can SMEs expect from a life cycle journey? CLICK here and Check the feedback of SMEs involved in the LCiP project!”

Materia Nova (Mons, Belgium)

Research teams in this Material Research and Development Centre are mainly involved in activities linked to biobased products: bioplastics, white biotechnology... It has a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) team that has developed a vast expertise in using LCA tools for evaluating the environmental performance of innovations with the aim to assess at R&D stage the final environmental impacts associated with final product's life of the project.

SERVICES: Life-cycle assessment (LCA) of biobased processes. Assessment of environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from cradle to grave (i.e., from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling). LCAs can help SMEs to avoid a narrow outlook on environmental concerns even at R&D or scaling-up stages (e.g. selection of the best environementally friendly pathway to produce).

TESTIMONIALS:

“What benefits can SMEs expect from a life cycle journey? CLICK here and Check the feedback of SMEs involved in the LCiP project!”

Dr. Frank Kensy, Smart Bioprocess, Germany:

“I believe LCA is a great tool which should be applied throughout the whole bioprocess development phases. The BioBase4SME seminar on LCA gave me a good overview on industrial practice and theoretical background.”

INNOVATION COUPON VALUE:

Max of 25.000€; 50% supported by the project. For more information and application, see INNOVATION COUPONS

WORKSHOP and TRAININGS:

BioBase4SME organised several workshops and trainings on LCA topics. Please, go to our EVENT section to find out more. 

BUSINESS COACHING by NNFCC (York, UK)

The Innovation Coupons offer access to the services of NNFCC, the bioeconomy consultants (York, UK) 

NNFCC offers a range of market research SERVICES which can be accessed through the BioBase4SME project. NNFCC undertakes market landscape reviews providing information on market size, geographical breakdown, product value, key stakeholders and industry trends. Stakeholder mapping exercises are performed to provide insight into key actors with value chains, supply chains or innovation chains. Stakeholder mapping includes competitor and potential collaborator analysis. NNFCC also offer strategic market reviews covering political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) considerations, as a basis for trend impact analysis. Strategic reviews are completed with strengths, opportunities, threats and weaknesses (SWOT) analysis and recommendations for next steps. For longer term market research NNFCC are also able to offer horizon scan and scenario planning. 

TESTIMONIALS:

Dr Ed Marshall, CTO Plaxica states:

Plaxica is delighted with the quality of work produced by the NNFCC on this BioBase4SME-funded project. The objective of the study appeared to be well-understood from an early stage – but the rather open-ended nature of some of Plaxica’s questions meant that some ambiguity and uncertainty was to be expected. Regular review meetings throughout the study allowed both parties to refine the overall approach and resulted in a report that is comprehensive, relevant and very useful in helping Plaxica identify the products and companies to target in short and medium terms.

The quality of the written report is exceptional and warrants particular praise. Literature searches have been recorded in full, meaning that the output of the study will remain relevant to Plaxica for a significant period of time. Arguments for and against each candidate molecule are explained lucidly, and the report strikes an excellent balance between reviewing production technologies and commercial aspects (e.g. applications, likely growth factors, global geographical issues).

We would not hesitate to strongly recommend similar projects to other SMEs in the bio-based products field.

INNOVATION COUPON VALUE:

Max of 10.000€; 50% supported by the project. For more information and application, see INNOVATION COUPONS

WORKSHOP and TRAININGS:

BioBase4SME organised several workshops and trainings on Business Coaching topics. Please, go to our EVENT section to find out more. 

 

 

SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE by AC3A (Nantes, FR)

The Innovation Coupons offer access to Social Acceptance studies and training by Association des Chambres d’Agriculture de l’Arc Atlantique, AC3A (Nantes, France)

AC3A is an expert in Social Acceptance studies and training. Creating new bio products and integrating them in SME’s catalogue has necessary marketing needs. Circular economy thinking new and many people are unfamiliar with. Creating social acceptances can be defined as avoiding neighbourhood opposition against new production lines in their vicinity.

SERVICES: AC3A offers 'social acceptance' training to SMEs and provides them with a complete panel of technologies and marketing tools to obtain social acceptance and thus to inform and consult local stakeholders. Social acceptance is to avoid investments that will be protested against by the neighbourhood thus decreases SME development risks. Moreover it interests the neighbourhood (local customers) in the new products.

TESTIMONIALS:

Amber van Dillen, Founder SEADISH, The Netherlands:

"The next day I already got the chance to add my experience from the Social Acceptance Training into a business meeting. So I was STOKED! I am looking forward to the next follow-up."

INNOVATION COUPON VALUE:

Max of 25.000€; 50% supported by the project. For more information and application, see INNOVATION COUPONS

WORKSHOP and TRAININGS:

BioBase4SME organised several workshops and trainings on Social Acceptance topics. Please, go to our EVENT section to find out more. 

APPLICATION TESTING facilitated by REWIN (Breda, NL)

The Innovation Coupons offer access to application testing in several application testing centers, these services are facilitated by REWIN West-Brabant (Breda, The Netherlands)

REWIN West-Brabant is a regional development agency. It will not perform the services itself, but will source ‘Application testing’ from a limited number of sourced partners. In total REWIN intends to make available 100.000 Euro of vouchers with a ‘face value’ of 4.000 Euro each (thus, 25 vouchers in total).

The SERVICES REWIN is looking to offer will be linked to the following innovation capacities (analysis, tests, …):

  • Biopolymers
  • Natural Fibres
  • Natural colors
  • Agricultural breeds / crops
  • Green Chemistry

More details as soon as the public procurement procedure has been finalized.

INNOVATION COUPON VALUE:

Max of 4.000€; 100% supported by the project. For more information and application, see INNOVATION COUPONS

 

PILOT LINES for ANAEROBIC DIGESTION and PYROLISIS by TCBB RESOURCE (Thurles, Ireland)

TCBB RESOURCE will operate two central pre-pilot test lines at an integrated pre-pilot facility to provide advanced anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis tests. These test lines will be available in a co-located facility allowing for integrated pre-pilot testing, using both advanced anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis to assist innovators with preliminary process development, scale-up and validation (TRL4) prior to engaging sophisticated pilot plant resources for final process optimisation. TCBBB RESOUCE will provide industrial proof of concept tests bringing biobased developments from Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 (validated in lab) up to TRL 6 (demonstrated in a relevant environment). Basic research and commercialisation are thus excluded.

The SERVICES at the integrated pre-pilot will be of benefit to the following SME sectors across all of the North-West Europe region: e.g. dairy processing facilities for low-temperature, high-rate AD wastewater treatment; cheese producers for whey by-products for functional foods and nutraceuticals; apple and other fruit processors (fruit pulp); brewers; marine and sea fisheries sector; forestry wastes and by-products.

DOWNLOAD here the folder on the Irish Pre-Pilot Facility.  

INNOVATION COUPON VALUE:

50% supported by the project. For more information and application, see INNOVATION COUPONS

INNOVATION BIOCAMP by University of York (York, UK)

The University of York (UK)

The University of York is a world leader in research on novel agricultural products and green chemistry with a particular focus on second generation fuels & chemicals, high value chemicals from from plants and microbes and adding value to biowaste. Its subsiduary, the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) bridges the gap between the science base at the University of York and the needs of industry to develop and scale-up new greener processes and products. The University and the BDC are both founding members of the the innovation cluster, BioVale, which helps regional enterprise profit from the valuable business opportunities in the knowledge-based bioeconomy. 

The University of York is responsible for design and delivery of Innovation Biocamps. These are aimed at young, innovative companies with high growth potential which are operating in the knowledge based bioeconomy. The Biocamps comprise a week of intensive training, mentoring and peer to peer learning, culminating in a pitch to a panel of specialist investors. 

TESTIMONIALS:

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