Workshop: High–Level Lunch debate on “Future research infrastructure for European leadership in circular forest bioeconomy”

The European Research Infrastructure for Circular Forest Bioeconomy (ERIFORE) is pleased to invite you to the 9th EIS High – Level Lunch debate on “Future research infrastructure for European leadership in circular forest bioeconomy”. The event, co-hosted by Sirpa Pietikainen MEP and Henna Virkkunen MEP, will take place on Wednesday, 29 November, in the Members’ Salon of the European Parliament from 12:30 to 14:30. The event is organized together with Knowledge4Innovation.

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SmartPilots Study Visit 6: Bioprocess Pilot Facility (NL)

We invite all stakeholders (managing authorities, intermediate bodies, regional funding authorities and applicants, funding beneficiaries, innovation organisations, cluster organisations, users of SPF…) with an interest in shared pilot facilities (SPF) and innovation to be actively involved in this Study Visit.


BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp

APPLY NOW for €7000 worth of fully funded, specialist training for you and your business. Join other new, high-growth, bio-based businesses for an intensive, week-long course that will give you the tools you need to help you commercialise your idea and grow your company.


BioBase4SME Training: Intellectual Property Strategy

You are invited to join the BioBase4SME Intellectual Property Training with focus on industrial biotechnology and the biobased economy organized by CLIB2021, Flanders Biobased Valley and REWIN West-Brabant.


Press Release, 19.06.2017: BioBase4SME Workshop aims to encourage SMEs to apply for Bio-Innovation Coupons for Environmental Assessements and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

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The BioBase4SME project (co-financed by Interreg NWE), offering bio-innovation support for SMEs, herewith announces its LCA Workshop hosted by the Brussels Greentech Cluster (Brussels, Belgium) on Wednesday June 28th, 2017.

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Press Release, 29.3.2017: Start-up, biobased businesses can benefit from fully funded, intensive business training for successful innovation

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The BioBase4SME project is now providing start-up companies working in the bioeconomy with €7,000 worth of specialist training, fully funded by the project. An intensive, week-long Innovation Biocamp will give these companies the tools they need to commercialise their idea and grow their company. The training culminates in a live pitch to investors.


BioBase4SME Natural Fibertastic Workshop aims to encourage SMEs to apply for fully funded Bio-Innovation Coupons for fibre application testing

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The BioBase4SME project (co-financed by Interreg NWE), offering bio-innovation support for SMEs, herewith proudly announces its Natural Fibertastic Workshop hosted at the Natural Fiber Application Center (NAC, The Netherlands) on April 5th, 2017.


Press Release, 26.09.2016: New €5.83 million project to boost growth for biobased SMEs and Start-ups in North-West Europe

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The European Commission has launched through its INTERREG NWE Programme a three-year project “BioBase4SME” to further support the development of the biobased economy in North West Europe (NWE). The €5.83 million project will help start-ups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to overcome technological and non-technological barriers on their path to turn biobased research into commercial innovation. BioBase4SME offers training, innovation biocamps, workshops and innovation coupons worth up to €100.000. The BioBase4SME partnership includes eight organisations from six different countries.


Press Release, 15.09.2016: Leading European pilot facilities for industrial biotechnology join forces to improve Europe’s innovation capacity

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SmartPilots, an INTERREG Europe project co-funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF), brings together six leading European Shared Pilot Facilities (SPF) specialized in the Key Enabling Technology ‘Industrial Biotechnology’ and bioeconomy, with the aim to discuss and share best funding and operating practices and improve policies in support of such facilities. Enhanced support for Shared Pilot Facilities should substantially improve Europe’s sustainable innovation capacity and is a crucial element in dealing with societal challenges such as developing a sustainable, innovative and knowledge-based economy in Europe, creating jobs and meeting climate targets.