Open innovation test bed for developing safe nano-enabled biobased materials and polymer bionanocomposites for multifunctional and new advanced applications  

Nano-enabled bio-based materials can combine the best of unique functionalities: biocompatibility and sustainability. However, their development, testing and regulatory compliance processes are often far beyond the capabilities – financial and technical – of the innovators that seek to commercialise them. The EU-funded BIONANOPOLYS project aims to launch an open, innovative test bed for the design, development, testing, regulatory and environmental assessment, and upscaling of promising nano-enabled bio-based materials. With easy access to users across Europe, it will foster collaboration and innovation to secure Europe’s lead in a field with growing influence in areas from packaging and coatings to biomedicine.

To speed up the introduction of biobased nano-enabled materials into the market by providing a Single Entry Point (SEP) for stakeholders, Bionanopolys aims at creating a network of 14 pilot plants and their complementary services.
In this context:

  • Five pilot plants will focus on the development of bionanomaterials from biomass,
  • Three pilot plants are dedicated to bio-nano-composites
  • And six plants aim at manufacturing bio-based nanoproducts

in order to reach a wide range of applications in different sectors.

Pilot lines are going to be upgraded and fine-tuned across the entire Bionanopolys value chain. Thereby, for the first time, Bionanopolys will create an integrated platform of technologies and scientific expertise devoted to the nanotechnology based on bio-based raw materials. This is complemented by a comprehensive portfolio of services for the development and integration of new bio-based nano-enabled products. 

ACTIVITIES of the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

To be completed


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 953206. 

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