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Bio-Innovation Support for Entrepreneurs throughout North-West European 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 offers:

  • Professional Training
  • Innovation bootcamps
  • Innovation vouchers

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

or a combination thereof.

For more information, please, contact your regional Bio-Innovation Agent (see below) or go to www.nweurope.eu/BioBase4SME for the full project website.

Bio-Innovation EVENTS:

  • 23-28 July 2017: Innovation Biocamp in Yorkshire. More information here.
  • 28 June 2017: LCA workshop in Brussels, more information here.
  • 5 April 2017: Natural Fibertastic Workshop, Fort St. Gertrudis, Haven 54, 4931 AH Geertruidenberg, the Netherlands
  • September 2016: Further Bio-Innovation EVENTS (trainings, bootcamps, workshops) tba 
  • 18-20 April 2016: BioBase4SME Kick-Off Meeting

Project PARTNERS and the SERVICES they offer:

  • AC3A (France)
    • Bio-Innovation Agent for France: Pascal Dagron  – +33 (0)253 466 257
    • Services: Social acceptance, Trainings, Workshops
  • Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Belgium)
    • Project Manager: Lieve Hoflack – +32 (0)494 47 68 68
    • Communication Manager: Katrien Molders – +32 (0)486 951 109
    • Services: Process development and scale-up incl. techno-economic evaluation, networking
  • CLIB2021 (Germany)
    • Bio-Innovation Agent for Germany: Carolin Lange – +49 (0)211 679 31 34
    • Services: Networking, Trainings, Workshops
  • Ghent Bio-Economy Valley (Belgium)
    • Bio-Innovation Agent for Flanders: Sofie Dobbelaere – +32 (0)9 264 59 05
    • Services: Networking, Trainings, Workshops
  • Materia Nova (Belgium)
    • Bio-Innoavation Agent for Wallonia: Guillaume Wégria – +32 (0)484 13 90 07
    • Services: Life-Cycle Assessment, Trainings, Workshops
  • NNFCC (UK)
    • Bio-Innovation Agent for UK: Davide Di Maio – +44 (0)1904 435182
    • Services: Market research, feedstock analysis, business plan support, trainings, workshops, innovation bootcamps, networking
  • REWIN (NL)
    • Bio-Innoavtion Agent for The Netherlands: Dennis van der Pas – + 31 (0)6 513 599 94
    • Services: Application testing, trainings, workshops, networking
  • TCBB Resource (Ireland)
    • Bio-Innovation Agent for Ireland: Pádraic Ó hUiginn – +353 (0)87 905 3806
    • Services: pilot equipment for anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis, trainings, workshops
  • The University of York (UK)
    • Bio-Innovation Agent for UK: Maggie Smallwood – +44 (0)1904 328045
    • Services: design and delivery of the Innovation Biocamps

BioBase4SME is supported by INTERREG North-West Europe (NWE):

INTERREG NWE is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme funded by the European Commission (through the European Fund for Regional Development, EFRD) with the ambition to make the North-West Europe area a key economic player and an attractive place to work and live, with high levels of innovation, sustainability and cohesion. It invests EUR 370 million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in activities based on the cooperation of organisations from eight countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

BioBase4SME is co-financed by:

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