Category: Open innovation platforms and facilities

The Macro-environment Surrounding BE-Rural’s Open Innovation Platforms

The Macro-environment Surrounding BE-Rural’s Open Innovation Platforms

With the recent update of its Bioeconomy Strategy, the guidance of its advisory bodies and the engagement of regional groups and representatives, Europe has found a new track towards a sustainable bioeconomy, building on the notion that regions are the most appropriate territorial level at which to implement bioeconomy strategies. The BE-Rural project incorporates this regional focus into its core vision, putting its regional Open Innovation Platforms (OIPs) front and centre in the process of studying the potential for regional bioeconomies, and articulating and implementing strategies to make them a reality.

In providing an outline of the macro-environment at each of the OIP regions, this task has also served to shed light on key points of collaboration between them, confirming previous notions of potential synergies and revealing new areas where the regional bioeconomies of BE-Rural could complement each other and contribute to the vision of a sustainable EU-wide bioeconomy.

SuperBIO: Building and supporting new bio-based value chains with SMEs Guidance document for application

SuperBIO: Building and supporting new bio-based value chains with SMEs Guidance document for application

This document is provided to introduce and provide guidance to organizations considering an application for innovation services funding from the SuperBIO Horizon 2020 project. It should be read in conjunction with the application form. The project runs from 1st of June 2016 until 30th of November 2018. Applications can be submitted until 31st of July 2018.

CommBeBiz Knowledge Portal

CommBeBiz Knowledge Portal

A one stop shop’ for researchers in the European Bioeconomy community who would like to explore the potential for their research to have an impact beyond the scientific community. The Knowledge Portal is designed to stimulate and facilitate clearer thinking about how to effectively progress the knowledge arising out of publicly funded research in Europe in order to develop the bioeconomy in Europe.

Pilots4U Survey findings to understand industry needs and wants regarding open-access infrastructure

Pilots4U Survey findings to understand industry needs and wants regarding open-access infrastructure

Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to such open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the bio-economy market.

This document discusses the findings of the online Pilots4U survey targeting bio-based industry representatives, including commercial manufacturers and technology developers, to understand their needs and wants when it comes to scaling-up a new bio-based process or product. . The survey was done to determine whether industry needs can be effectively addressed by existing open-access centres, or whether new interventions or initiatives are required.

Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy – Conference Report

Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy – Conference Report

Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to such open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the bio-economy market.

The Pilots4U final event ‘Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy’ held on 25 June 2019 in Brussels. The aim of the final event was on the one hand to demonstrate the Pilots4U database of open access pilot and demonstration infrastructures and how the Pilots4U network will continue. Another aim was to communicate the project’s policy recommendations resulting from an analysis of available and missing scale-up and demonstration infrastructures in Europe.

The Pilots4U final event was organised in collaboration with other initiatives with similar or overlapping aims and recommendations, namely the SmartPilots and ERIFORE networks, the Vanguard Initiative, the Interregional Partnership for Bioeconomy, and Interreg ‘Component 5’

Pilots4U Business cases for further investment in pilot/demo infrastructure

Pilots4U Business cases for further investment in pilot/demo infrastructure

Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to such open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the bio-economy market.

This document describes the three Pilots4U business cases for further investment in pilot/demo infrastructure and associated expertise that help maintaining the current momentum of key bio-based technologies as well as driving new developments. The business cases cover: (1) investment in new equipment, (2) investment in coordination actions, (3) investment in knowledge generation.

Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy – Presentations

Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy – Presentations

Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to such open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the bio-economy market.

The Pilots4U final event ‘Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy’ was held on 25 June 2019 in Brussels. The aim of the final event was on the one hand to demonstrate the Pilots4U database of open access pilot and demonstration infrastructures and how the Pilots4U network will continue. Another aim was to communicate the project’s policy recommendations resulting from an analysis of available and missing scale-up and demonstration infrastructures in Europe.

The Pilots4U final event was organised in collaboration with other initiatives with similar or overlapping aims and recommendations, namely the SmartPilots and ERIFORE networks, the Vanguard Initiative, the Interregional Partnership for Bioeconomy, and Interreg ‘Component 5’