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SAVE THE DATE: PILOTS4U Horizon Scan Workshop @ 8th NWBC 2018

October 22, 2018 @ 12:00 - 17:00 CEST

Pilots4U Horizon Scan Workshop @ 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference 2018
22 October 2018, 12:00-17:00 in Espoo, Finland
Venue: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Vuorimiehentie 3, Espoo, Finland

Equipping Europe for Bio-based Innovation

Pilots4U has set up one easily accessible database of open-access pilot and demonstration infrastructure for the European bioeconomy. The project also carried out an online survey to understand the equipment and related services required by (potential) users of open-access pilot facilities.

By comparing the established database with the survey results, Pilots4U is currently performing a gap analysis to understand where the EU may have over/under capacity and vulnerabilities now and in the near future. These results will be the initial point for discussion during the workshops and the basis for investment business cases to improve and strengthen the European landscape of pilot and demonstration facilities.

These interactive workshops will bring together industry, researchers and experts from pilot plants to discuss the state of the European open-access pilot and demonstration infrastructure for the bioeconomy. They will also examine the different opportunities to improve service delivery and interconnection between open-access facilities.

Target audience:

  • Representatives of EU industry
  • Representatives of EU research
  • Representatives of open-access facilities

If you have brought, or you are looking to bring an innovative bio-based, biorefinery or biotechnology process towards commercialisation, please join our workshop!

Preliminary Agenda:

12.00 – 12.30    Registration – Light lunch and Coffee

12.30 – 12.35     Welcome: aims of workshop, benefits for participants and road map

12.35 – 12.55     Introduction to Pilots4U and brief introduction of the audience

12.55 – 13.55     Session 1: Evaluation of current situation: areas of under/overcapacity and key pieces of equipment to maintain momentum

13.55 – 14.15     Coffee break

14.15 – 15.15     Session 2: Evaluation of future development: promising sectors/regions and essential assets to drive new development

15.15 – 16.15     Session 3: How to improve interconnection and service delivery

16.15 – 16.30      Concluding remarks


Cannot join this particular Pilots4U Horizon Scan Workshop?
Maybe one of the other dates/venues suit you better?:

  • 26 September 2018; 13:00 – 18:00 – Turin, Italy –Satellite event of IFIB 2018.
  • 16 October 2018, 13:00-18:00 – Toulouse, France -Satellite event of EFIB 2018
  • 7 November 2018, 13:00-18:00 – Brussels, Belgium – Satellite event of SuperBio/BioBase4SME Final Meeting

For more information and/or questions, go to www.biopilots4u.eu/events or contact Andrea Muñoz-Garcia: a.munoz-garcia@nnfcc.co.uk.


October 22, 2018
12:00 - 17:00
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Espoo, Finland