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General Information
Programme: 
2014-2020 INTERREG VB North West Europe
Project duration: 
Thursday, 25 February, 2016 to Sunday, 25 August, 2019
Total budget: 
€5.830.000
EU Contribution: 
€3.500.000
Partnership Composition: 
Organisation nameFunctionCountryWebsite linkECCP linkIs Cluster Organisation ?
Flanders Biobased Vallely
Partner
Belgium
Yes
Materia Nova
Partner
Belgium
No
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
Coordinator
Belgium
No
REWIN West-Brabant
Partner
Netherlands
Yes
CLIB2021
Partner
Belgium
Yes
AC3A
Partner
France
Yes
NNFCC
Partner
United Kingdom
No
University of York
Partner
United Kingdom
No
tcbbResource
Partner
No

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 project offers:

  • Workshops and professional training free of charge
  • Innovation vouchers worth up to €100.000
  • Innovation Biocamps

The support offered through the voucher system can consist of:

  • Technical assistance such as scale-up to pilot scale
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Techno-economic evaluation
  • Market research
  • Feedstock analysis
  • Social acceptance
  • Business planning and business plan support
  • ...or a combination thereof.

Partners involved are AC3A (France), Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Belgium), CLIB2021 (Germany), Flanders Biobased Vallely (Belgium), Materia Nova (Belgium), NNFCC (UK), REWIN (NL), TCBB Resource (Ireland). 

In the biobased economy lays a big opportunity for Europe. Locally produced biobased feedstocks rather than imported fossil resources are used to produce materials, chemicals, energy… creating a new knowledge and technology intensive economy with high employment potential and with reduced environmental impact.

BioBase4SME in figures

  • 525 SMEs supported by January 2019
  • 56 Innovation Coupons granted for a total amount of 1.5 Mio EUR
  • 29 Transnational Workshops and/or Trainings organised

BioBase4SME on Social Media

Active Twitter account: @BioBase4SME (status by end of 2018: 880 tweets, 1220 followers)

BioBase4SME Outcomes

Innovation BioCamps are intensive, fully funded entrepreneurship training for biobased SMEs.

  • Edition 2017: Read/watch the feedback we received from the 2017 participants. https://vimeo.com/244015186 
  • Edition 2018: 16 SMEs and start-ups from 7 NWE countries. 
  • Edition 2019: scheduled for 05 - 10 May 2019

BioBase4SME Investments

  • Pilot facility for anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis in Ireland, Brochure available
  • New Equipment installed: New hopper, syngas kit, AD pump, milling & pelletisation unit

BioBase4SME Partnership

  • Two project meetings per year
  • Monthly teleconference
  • Daily contact with partners 
  • 50 % of the project partners are represented by females; 3 of 4 main leadership roles in the project are held by females