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OPEN INNOVATION TEST BED FOR DEVELOPING SAFE NANO-ENABLED BIO-BASED MATERIALS AND POLYMER BIONANOCOMPOSITES FOR MULTIFUNCTIONAL AND NEW ADVANCED APPLICATIONS

Project description

One-stop shop helps European innovators launch bionanomaterials for advanced applications

Nano-enabled bio-based materials can combine the best of unique functionalities: biocompatibility and sustainability. However, their development, testing and regulatory compliance processes are often far beyond the capabilities – financial and technical – of the innovators that seek to commercialise them. The EU-funded BIONANOPOLYS project aims to launch an open, innovative test bed for the design, development, testing, regulatory and environmental assessment, and upscaling of promising nano-enabled bio-based materials. With easy access to users across Europe, it will foster collaboration and innovation to secure Europe's lead in a field with growing influence in areas from packaging and coatings to biomedicine.

Objective

To succeed in the ambitious objective of achieving a climate-neutral EU by 2050 the nano-enabled bio-based materials sector shall respond to some specific risks in the short term. BIONANOPOLYS will address the following risks and challenges in order to strengthen the circularity of nano-enabled bio-based materials in the economy:
› Acceptance of new technology by the market.
› Seasonal sustainability of feedstocks.
› Price competition and market.
› Other risks: The existing legislation is costly in particular for small companies. For example, nano-ecotoxicology related to the use of nano-enabled materials in industry and/or food contact.
Considering these challenges, BIONONAPOLYS Open Innovation Test Bed will improve technologies, processes, considering different feedstock. BIONANOPOLYS offers:
› PILOT LINES: Cutting edge technology upgraded at TRL 7 with the objetive to produce nanoenabled biobased materials with multifunctional properties to be dispersed in cellulose and polymeric matrices assuring the best dispersion and the robustness of the final properties. Developed materials will be validated in application such as packaging, cosmetic, medical, foam, nonwoven, coating, 3D printing, textiles and cellulose-paper.
› PRIMARY RAW MATERIALS FROM DIFFERENT FEEDSTOCKS: BIONANOPOLYS will use the most relevant feedstock in Europe to obtain bio-based nano-enabled composites.
› HIGH VOLUME APPLICATIONS: BIONANOPOLYS offer solutions for more than the 50% of the applications that are currently using bio-based materials.
› COMPLEMENTARY SERVICES: BIONANOPOLYS will offer to the industry a wide variety of services for the market uptake of a new bio-based nano-enabled products, such as safety protocols for bio-based nano-enabled materials, training for staff specialization, standardisation, business modelling, access to follow-on finance or IPR protection as a crucial mean of ensuring the capitalisation on the investments made by our stakeholders and other investors.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2020-twostage

Coordinator

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 426 132,79
Address
CALLE ALBERT EINSTEIN 1 PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE VALENCIA
46980 Paterna
Spain

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 1 426 132,79

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