As bio-based intermediates are becoming more mature, and entering new markets, one of the major hurdles to develop new bio-based solutions is the lack of adequate knowledge of the bio-based industries of the applications; and vice-versa the unawareness of down-stream industries of those new materials. Cross-sectorial exchanges and joint development are therefore essential to imagine tomorrow’s products and solutions.Scope:
Structure the exchange of bio-based industries and downstream sectors in an open-innovation process. The proposal should focus on the establishment and facilitation of the operations of an open-innovation platform looking at:
Such operations should include:
Organise specific events and workshops to dig deeper into bio-based industries prospective studies and to develop networking opportunities in view of generating co-innovation projects.
The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) will set up an industry expert group from among its members which will provide expertise in the implementation and follow-up of the different tasks and also provide support to the organisation of meetings or workshops. This expert group should be a central part of the governance structure of the project.
Indicative funding: It is considered that proposals with a total eligible budget of up to EUR 1 million EUR would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals with another budget.Expected Impact: