BIOBASE4SME – Bio-Innovation Support for Entrepreneurs throughout NWE Regions
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 is based on three pillars:
- 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
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.”
DurationFrom: 2016-01-01To: 2019-01-01
CoordinatorBio Base Europe Pilot Plant