Support and partnership in the biobased 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 large, but underexploited potential for new value chains. The consortium is unique in the sense that it has a wide cross border coverage, consists of a mix of cluster organisations, SME intermediaries and service providers, and showed to be successful in value chain building in the bio-based economy. A systemic approach and strategic vision to build new value chains was built based on general innovation principles combined with specific learnings in the bio-based economy arena gained in previous projects that fostered and stimulated the bio-based economy.

In short, the project

  • (i) provides general and case specific open collaboration spaces for cross border and cross sectoral networking, coaching and advising,
  • (ii) will validate ideas for new value chains,
  • (iii) will help building new value chains
  • (iv) provide innovation support services that are essential elements for business planning and creating further leverage.

Impact of this project on the consortium and the third party SMEs will be monitored and recommendations on the large-scale demonstrator approach will be reported to the EC.


  • Flanders Biobased Valley (FBBV), BE (Coordinator)
  • Politechnika Lodzka Platform for Bioeconomy (PTPB), PL
  • INRA Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB), FR
  • Fundacion Corporacion Tecnologica de Andalucia (CTA), ES
  • Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP), BE
  • National non-Food Crops Center (NNFCC), UK
  • Nova Institut, DE
  • Patergrus Biotech Subsidy (BiotechS), BE
  • Gill Jennings & Every LLP (GJE), UK
  • BCNP consultants, DE

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