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SAVE THE DATE: PILOTS4U Horizon Scan Workshop @ Pitch perfect and boost the European bio-economy

November 7, 2018 @ 13:00 - 17:30 CET

Pilots4U Horizon Scan Workshop @ Pitch Perfect and boost the European Bio-economy.
7 November 2018, 13:00-17:15 in Brussels, Belgium.
Venue: Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, Brussels National Airport, Brussels, Belgium.


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, Pilot4U 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 workshop and the basis for investment business cases to improve and strengthen the European landscape of pilot and demonstration facilities.

This interactive workshop 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. It 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: 

12.30 – 13.00   Registration – Lunch

13.00 – 13.05   Welcome: aims of workshops, benefits for participants and road map

13.05 – 13.25   Introduction to Pilots4U and brief introduction of the audience

13.20 – 15.00   Session 1: Evaluation of current situation: areas of under/overcapacity and key pieces of equipment to maintain momentum

15.00 – 15.25   Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00   Session 2: Evaluation of future development: promising sectors/ regions and essential assits to drive new development
& Session 3: How to improve interconnection and service delivery

17.00 – 17.15   Concluding remarks 

17.15 – 18.30   Networking drink



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
  • 22 October 2018, 12:00 – 17:00 – Espoo, Finland – Satellite event of 8th NWBC 2018

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



November 7, 2018
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Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
Brussels National Airport
Brussels, 1930 Belgium
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