BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp

Apply now for €7000 worth of fully funded, specialist training for you and your business. New, high-growth, bio-based businesses can benefit from an intensive, week-long course giving them the tools they need to commercialise their idea and their company.


January 2018 - February 2021

KET4CleanProduction will ensure access of manufacturing SMEs to technology services and facilities situated in other European member states and enable cross-border cooperation. The project will also foster the use of advanced manufacturing technologies and related key KETs by SMEs to upgrade their production processes towards resource- and energy efficiency and sustainability.

Do you have open access pilot/demo infrastructure for the bioeconomy?

Posted on Posted in News

Do you have pilot and demonstration infrastructure relevant for the bioeconomy that is not yet included in the Pilots4U database? Pilots4U, a network of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities, is compiling a database on bioeconomy pilot-scale equipment hosted at open access facilities across the EU.

BioBase4SME Training: Developing dialogue with your stakeholders

Many companies implementing emerging technologies encounter at some stage barriers or objections from consumers or local stakeholders. It is important to be aware that the stakeholders affected by a new product or process go way beyond the SME’s customer base.

The launch of Pilots4U heralds a boost for the bioeconomy in Europe

Posted on Posted in News

Pilots4U is a European project funded by the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The purposes of the project is to map open access pilot and demo-infrastructures across Europe, to help companies and research institutions operating in the bioeconomy gain easier access to testing facilities to bring their ideas from development to market.

WE WON !!!

Posted on Posted in News

Bio Base NWE project wins RegioStars Award 2017 Brussels, October 10th, 2017 at 9 pm, from left to right: Corina Crețu (EU Commissioner), Lieve Hoflack (Project Manager), Wim Soetaert (CEO Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant), Anne Wetzel (Director of the EU department of the Hauts-de-France Region), Lambert van Nistelrooij (MEP) The Bio Base NWE project, coordinated by Bio Base Europe […]

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.

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, 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

Posted on Posted in News

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.

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.

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)

Posted on Posted in News

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.

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.

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

Posted on Posted in News

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

Posted on Posted in News

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.

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.

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.

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

Posted on Posted in News

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.

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

Posted on Posted in News

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 […]


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 […]

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

Posted on Posted in News

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).

Teegene testimonial BBEPP

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

Posted on Posted in Testimonials

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 […]

Celtic Renewables testimonial

Celtic Renewables (UK) partners Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Posted on Posted in Testimonials

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 […]

Pectcof testimonial

Pectcof (The Netherlands) extracts pectine from coffee pulp

Posted on Posted in Testimonials

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 […]

BiCHEM testimonial BBEPP

Testimonial by BiCHEM Technology (The Netherlands)

Posted on Posted in Testimonials

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 […]


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.


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.

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.