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BioBase4SME Workshop: The Collaboration Plan(t)

The biobased economy poses new questions. In stead of huge homogeneous raw material flows, the new raw material is (often) scattered and heterogeneous. For this reason REWIN and Proefboerderij de Rusthoeve, organize the workshop “The Collaboration Plan(t)”, because the solution is found in collaboration.

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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.

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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.

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Press Release, 21.06.2017: Europe, Flanders, the Province of East-Flanders and the City of Ghent invest €9,36 million in the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

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ERDF Flanders and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) signed an agreement for an investment of €9,36 million within the framework of the IMPACT project.

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BIOFABRIEK van de Toekomst

De studiedag “De Biofabriek van de toekomst” wil bedrijven inspireren, stimuleren en informeren en geeft een overzicht van de huidige ontwikkelingen, projecten en opportuniteiten binnen de wereld van de Vlaamse bio-economie.

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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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BioBase4SME Workshop: Natural Fibertastic

With composites gaining larger market share for instance in planes, cars, etc., natural fibers are found in more and more applications as well. Together with the Natural fiber Application Center (NAC) we organize a workshop about bio-composites and other applications of natural fibers.

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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.

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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.

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BioBase4SME Workshop: Technology transfer in bioeconomy

This forum event aims to introduce innovative approaches in technology transfer for the bioeconomy, taking into account the specific requirements of life sciences. Therefore the forum will compare diff erent approaches in Germany and the Netherlands and will not only focus on the transfer from lab to industry, but will also take a broader view on open innovation approaches to create favorable conditions to stimulate collaboration between companies.

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BioBase4SME Workshop: New Solutions for Biobased Painting

This workshop will be an opportunity to have a look at what is new in biobased paint. The day will start with a short state of the art realised by the CORI (Coatings Research Institute). Then, two topics will be studied in detail, one on the paint itself and the other on ingredients. Ingredients are the focus for development, they will lead us to 100% biobased paint.

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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.

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New €3.8 million SuperBIO project to support industrial innovation within the EU bioeconomy

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SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding programme. The € 3.8 million project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. It therefore engages with the EU bio-based business community. The project provides 10 different types of innovation services to third party SMEs which are funded by the […]

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SuperBio

May 2016 - October 2018

Support and partnership in the bio-based economy This project will build at least 10 new, cross-sectoral and cross border value chains, supporting at least 30 third party SMEs through providing innovation support services with a total value of € 1 800 000. New value chains will be built in the bio-based economy, an emerging economy with a […]

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BioBase4SME

March 2016 - February 2019

Bio-Innovation Support for Entrepreneurs throughout North-West European regions The BioBase4SME network, representing many leading bio-based economy experts, will advise SMEs from across North-West Europe on how to develop new ideas into marketable products. The BioBase4SME project intends to help Start-ups and SME to overcome technological and non-technological barriers to bring their innovation to market. The […]

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Bio Base NWE leverages €71million of investments and the creation of 320 jobs in the Northwest European biobased economy

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Bio Base NWE, a three-year project co-financed by the INTERREG IVB programme of the European Union, has come to an end and proudly presents its results. This network of biobased economy experts advised over 500 small and medium enterprises (SME’s) to facilitate innovation and business development in biobased technologies and to stimulate the growth of the biobased economy in Northwest Europe (NWE).

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TeeGene Biotech Ltd. (UK) successfully conducted biosurfactant manufacturing process at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

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What a nice experience for a start-up to conduct a feasibility study! by Dr Pattanathu Rahman, Founder TeeGene Biotech Ltd. ‘It was one of the great moments, when I met a Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP) facilities representative at the Industrial Biotech Leadership Forum (IBLF) at London in Feb 2015. I picked up a […]

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Celtic Renewables (UK) partners Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

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In 2014, the feasibility of Celtic Renewables’ innovative process to produce biobutanol from byproducts of the whisky industry was evaluated at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, using a Bio Base NWE Innovation Coupon. This assessment enabled Celtic Renewables to gather a next round of investments worth €1,5million and was the start of a succesful collaboration. In September […]

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Pectcof (The Netherlands) extracts pectine from coffee pulp

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Pectcof B.V. (The Netherlands) is a start-up company that developed the technology to transform coffee pulp biomass into valuable compounds. To speed up this innovation from the laboratory to an industrial process, we were introduced to Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. Here we did two production runs under the support of innovation vouchers from Bio Base North […]

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Testimonial by BiCHEM Technology (The Netherlands)

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Bichem technology is a young but very ambitious company, active in process development for biomass conversion. Our contact with the bio base Europe pilot plant with experience in scale-up of bio-based processes helped us to accelerate our research. This cooperation was possible thanks to financial support available within the Bio Base Northwest Europe project. Experiments […]

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BioCluster

March 2013 - April 2016

The main goal of the project is to facilitate the transition of the Flemish industry to a sustainable, biobased economy by building a competitive biocluster of companies that are able to build new value chains.
The project is primarily aimed at companies from the agro-industry, technology developers and the chemical sector.

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BioKatalyse

October 2013 - February 2016

The aim of BIOKATALYSE is to acquaint traditional chemical industry with the Key Enabling Technology Biocatalysis. Biocatalysis is a technology that uses enzymes instead of chemical catalysts to catalyse or speed up chemical processes. The target group is the Flemish chemical industry that is mainly making use of conventional chemical conversion techniques.

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Bio Base NWE

January 2013 - December 2015

The project aims to accelerate the growth of the biobased economy, EU and local partners joined forces by providing financial, technological, training, networking and political support to enterprises in North West Europe (NWE) innovating in biobased products and processes.