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A network of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities

Objective

Pilots4U aims to setup one very visible, easy accessible network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy with Europe-wide coverage and protecting IP rights of users. Since pilot- and demo equipment is very expensive and requires specific expertise, open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the market.

To assure that the network meets the needs of the European bio-economy industry (SMEs, start-ups, Large enterprises), current European pilot and demo-capabilities are compared with the needs of the European biobased industry. Up to six business cases of investments in additional equipment, facilities or capabilities will be evaluated, and the first steps will be taken to attract financing. Different cooperation schemes for the open access pilot- and demo-network will be considered.
The project consortium has all the required players to succeed: Six partners are coordinating bio-economy pilot or multipurpose demo-infrastructure networks, and therefore assure the involvement of over 40 infrastructures: Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (SmartPilots), VTT (ERIFORE), Royal Institute of Technology KTH (BRISK), Swansea University (Enalgae), Ghent University (Biorefine Cluster Europe) and NNFCC (as secretary of the BioPilotsUK initiative). The cluster organisation CLIC Innovation is representing industry that is contributing in cash to the project. The Europan Regions, research and innovation network with 150 member regions will attract interested European stakeholders (infraststructure owners and users) to get involved in the project, and NNFCC, the bio-economy consultant, is a professional, independent consultant who will lead the study.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2016
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Funding Scheme

BBI-CSA - Bio-based Industries Coordination and Support action

Coordinator

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 229 950

Participants (7)

CLIC INNOVATION OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 19 812,50
Address
Etelaranta 10
00130 Helsinki
Activity type
Other
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 86 400
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 926,28
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN REGIONS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION NETWORK ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 132 275
Address
Rue De Luxembourg 3
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
THE NATIONAL NON FOOD CROPS CENTRELBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 154 098
Address
Innovation Way York Science Park Innovation Centre Heslington
Y010 5DG York
Activity type
Research Organisations