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BIOPEN aims to support collaboration and knowledge sharing in the bio-based industry and to stimulate the set-up of co-innovation partnerships for the development of new products and markets in the sector by setting up an open innovation platform capable to involve industries, research centres and universities.
The BIOPEN perspective studies is a collection of perspective studies on five bio-based value chains, covering: 1) Novel bio-polymers and oligomers for plastics (PEF, PA12), rubber, adhesives, additives, surfactants and peptides for feed applications, 2) Environmentally friendly coatings and packaging materials for food, beverages and flowers to obtain prolonged preservation and consumer protection, 3) Products and applications based on lignocellulosic feedstock, mainly wood: technical timber products with enhanced construction properties and base chemicals and building blocks for the chemical industry, 4) Drop-in and functionalized bio-aromatics: greening the conventional aromatics market and offering a portfolio of new applications, 5) Micro and macro algae for the production of specialty chemicals and high end value added products for dietary supplements, cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications.
Generic bio-based product/process value chains are conceptualised and the key enablers involved are defined. Each study follows the value chain from feedstock, it comments on the technologies and emphasizes on the market features. The document identifies weak points in the route for realizing these value chains, but also points to the strengths of EU and suggests measures and strategies to expedite the development of bio-based products at commercial scale.
Nowadays, the center of the bio-based economy is the development of integrated value chains removing sector barriers, where market and product innovations are driven by societal needs and vision of brand owners, and require the collaborations between different sectors through new bio-based value chains (from feedstock to products), also establishing co-operations throughout industry clusters.
Open innovation has been identified as the major driver to perform innovation through the flow (in and out) of knowledge, technologies and competences, for organisations to design, plan, and implement market and product innovations as well as to establish sustainable partnerships joining forces with customers, feedstock suppliers, academia, and financial sector.
In BiOPEN a consortium highly specialized in the bio-based industry, composed by five European bio-based clusters, three open innovation expert companies, and one research centre, will embark on an ambitious programme to support collaboration and knowledge sharing in the bio-based industry, stimulating the set-up of co-innovation partnerships for the development of new products and markets in the sector.
BIOPEN ambition is to become a single voice for the bio-based industries in Europe, gathering expertise and promoting engagement and involvement of industry, researchers and academia at European and national level, by setting up an Open-innovation platform addressing strategic cross-cutting challenges such as (i) clustering and networking to develop new value chains and favour the emergence of co-innovation partnerships across the value chains; (ii) Stakeholders engagement and support with regards to setting-up at least 20 co-innovation partnerships alongside existing and new value chains; (iii) creation of a knowledge centre collecting the prospective and insight of the community, and providing access to relevant information for markets and products innovations in the bio-based ecosystem.
Grant Agreement ID745719
DurationFrom: 2017-05-01To: 2019-12-31
Overall Budget1 205 451,25 €