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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’

Pilots4U Policy Recommendations to strengthen the European landscape of open-access infrastructure

Pilots4U Policy Recommendations to strengthen the European landscape of 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.

Typically, large-scale innovation infrastructures have very high initial cost and then require further investment and maintenance costs to retain capability. Therefore, supporting innovation policies at a regional, as well as at a European level, is of utmost importance to safeguard the long-term existence of these innovation accelerators, to support the delivery of highly skilled jobs. This report with policy recommendations contains a set of key messages developed by the Pilots4U project with the aim to strengthen the European landscape of open-access infrastructure

Pilots4U Database of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities

Pilots4U Database of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities

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 Database sets out to map all existing open access pilot and demo-infrastructures across Europe, with the aim of creating one, very visible and easily accessible network for the European bio-economy. It includes the following 10 technological bioeconomy disciplines: algae cultivation and harvesting, anaerobic digestion, chemical processing, industrial biotechnology, material technologies, mechanical separations, physicochemical separations, pre-treatment, pulping, thermochemical conversion.

URL:  https://biopilots4u.eu/database