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.