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| Topic: Open Calls | Deadline: 22/06/2018Technology Fields: Biobased chemical building blocks | S3 Priority Areas: Chemicals & chemical products | Last updated: 04/05/2017 - 07:20 |
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 biobased economy. It therefore engages with the EU biobased business community which can come from various sectors, eg. chemistry, food, agriculture, plastics, packaging, materials, automotive, renewable energy, and many more. SuperBIO provides (i) networking and advice to SMEs on innovation opportunities, (ii) value chain building and (iii) 10 different professional innovation services. Advice and value chain building are free of charge. Innovation services are 75% funded by SuperBIO and are provided by professional and leading service providers/consultants from Belgium, UK and Germany. Services include proof-of-concept/scale up, Innovation capture and patent filing, techno-economic evaluation, market research, feedstock analysis, sustainability and regulatory appraisal, LCA, business planning, access to investors, subsidy and grant strategy. SuperBIO has an open call for proposals for SMEs that want to innovate in the biobased economy. An application form can be submitted at any time until 22nd of June 2018 or until the maximal capacity of the project is reached. A cross border value chain will be built including at least 3 stakeholders from at least 2 different countries taking advantage of the wide network of the consortium with clusters from Spain, Belgium, France and Poland, and networks in UK and Germany. Visit our website, download the application form and guidance document and submit your application form now! Do not hesitate to contact the SuperBIO representatives. You can register to the project to make yourself visible in the project, to be updated on the project and to get in contact with your local representative.
Target Country: Spain | | Topic: Open Calls | Deadline: 01/10/2017Sectoral Industries: Food Processing and Manufacturing | Technology Fields: Environmental Engineering / Technology | S3 Priority Areas: Water collection, treatment & supply | Last updated: 21/03/2017 - 09:08 |
Energy in Water: Resource Efficiency in Food Manufacturing Industry in the context of Smart Specialisation Strategies (EnW-REF-S3) Europe’s food and drink industry is the largest manufacturing sector in terms of turnover, value added and employment. Enhancing a resource-efficient, circular economy, is one of the most important priorities for this industry.It means preserving the value of resources (raw materials, water and energy) that go into producing food and drink products for as long as possible, while also paying attention to: prevention, resource efficiency, environmental performance, sustainable sourcing and consumer awareness. Within his resource efficient, circular economy, water, energy and food are inextricably linked. Over the last two years, the European Strategic Cluster Partnership on Energy in Water (EnW) has been supporting and harnessing the growth and innovation potential of European SMEs operating across the energy-water 'Nexus’. The EnW partnership is aiming at generating opportunities for SMEs within the energy-water nexus through international partnerships and facilitation of cooperation on solutions. As a follow-up on the successful EnW European Strategic Cluster Partnership, the partnership and other interested clusters will be working on identifying and classifying the challenges and needs in the food manufacturing industry and connecting and matching these with European SMEs/technologies. Based on a classification, the needs will also be matched to Knowledge Institutes, Capacity building/Empowerment and Regional ESRF-funding/Horizon2020-funding measures. The ambition of the consortium is to enhance the regional innovation capacity by analysing and classifying the challenges and needs in the food manufacturing industry, and connecting these with European SMEs and Knowledge Institutes within the context of Smart Specialisation Strategies. Furthermore, regions will be mobilised to recruit and assess the regional capabilities and funding possibilities allowing for strong regional uptake of the initiatives and recommendations. National and European funding and policy making institutes will be invited to assess this initiative and come up with solutions to support its outcomes, aligning these with European and national policy and instruments. The EnW partnership intends to focus on the following high priority areas within the European internal market: Generation and reuse of resources from organic waste and wastewate Energy and Water recovery and efficiency measures Resource recovery in process water Wastewater treatment solutions Target areas within Europe are North-West Europe and South Europe (home countries of the partnership) and East Europe (Visegrád-group: Poland, Check Republic, Hungary, Slowakia and Romania).
Target Country: Germany | | Topic: Expertise | Deadline: 17/12/2017Sectoral Industries: Construction Products and Services | Technology Fields: Creative products | Last updated: 17/02/2017 - 10:27 |
The project, which is called Cool Carbon Concrete, will aim at exploring precise collaboration potentials and project ideas for integrating micro- and nanoelectronics, e.g. sensors, into carbon concrete, thus enabling new functionalities. "Cool Silicon e.V." and the partner "Carbon Concrete Composites e.V." currently preparing for a succesfull project. Key will be an innovative and creative incorporation of the players from both networks into a unique event, to show the potential and first ideas of integration of High-Tech into carbon concrete and develope the future of functionalized carbon concrete (please refer to TouchCrete and TouchCrete2.0). We are constantly looking for any existing examples or solutions in the field of integrated functionalities in carbon concrete or related technologies as smart woven fabrics and integrated electronics in composite materials. With a special focus on boundary conditions for electronics integration during the production of carbon concrete. Companies or other clusters interested in this field should contact Frank Bösenberg or Stefan Uhlig for more details.
| Topic: Expertise | Deadline: 31/12/2017Last updated: 20/09/2016 - 17:11 |
FOF-12-2017 – PROJECT: GOING TO DIGITAL FACTORY The project seeks to contribute to the adoption of advanced technologies improving productivity by fostering of the capacities of the factories designing process and integrating ICT features for the growth of their competiveness. The project will increase the technological assets of EU manufacturing through the development and integration of enabling technologies, such as innovative technologies for adaptable machines, ICT for manufacturing, and novel industrial handling of advanced materials (3D printing ...). Focus is on emerging innovative technologies and processes, which need to be customised, integrated, tested and validated before being released on the market. These new features and products, providing by innovative start-ups and laboratory centres, will reach the businesses of the factories to enable their production performance enhancement: facilities, tools, IT, ERP… Moreover, the project aims to contribute to the promotion of sustainable consumption of resources by their better management and efficiency. These innovation activities will strengthen Europe’s industrial competitiveness and sustainability. The integration of the leading edge technologies in real life production lines across Europe will demonstrate the effectiveness of the Factories of the Future. The main action is to build a Factory of the Future, i.e. to build a production line containing major new technologies created by innovative start-ups, in real working conditions, to enhance manufacturing efficiency, and not a simulation or just part of a production line to demonstrate the technology. Consequently, the core project is to design the assembly of existing technologies in one place, working in real and effective conditions. 3 production lines on which are assembled technological components provided by technology providers will be the demonstrators of the manufacture enhanced by new technologies, making real the FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE. Each production line will integrate the same new technology solutions to improve competiveness (about 10 features), allowing return of experiment sharing: benchmark, production indicators improvement, technologies/features validation and appropriation. The project will therefore be developed on the production sites across Europe according to regional or national specialization, to apply these advanced solutions (ICT, IoT, smart objects, big data, data mining, simulation, automation, robotics …) R&D for start-ups could therefore be limited to the adaptation and integration of existing products. Also, these POCs will enable them to sell their technology. The project will cover the following four areas of technologies for adoption in manufacturing: CPS and IoT Robotics Modelling, simulation, data mining and analytics Digital design for additive Manufacturing The project will establish across Europe networks of multidisciplinary competence and manufacturing centres offering “marketplaces” for SMEs that want to experiment their digital technologies in manufacturing of discrete or continuous goods. Manufacturing centres will offer access to production lines and skills for developing and testing innovative technologies and applications. The manufacturing centres will take benefit by the potential use of these technologies. The project will bridge suppliers (features providers) and users (factories) of the technology products. The project will carry out a critical mass of cross-border experiments bringing together different technology key players along the full value chain to customise the technologies according to the requirements of the users. The sharing of the experiment experiences in the different production lines will able to improve the enhanced manufacturing technology products, for improving their markets and deploying through the European manufacturing base. We are looking for partners (solution providers, manufacturer) and optional project coordinator More information: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/fof-12-2017.html Vincent CIVITA from ARIA Normandie Damaris LEVI-MILLER -