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The second call for proposals of the European (Horizon 2020) project INN-PRESSME has opened on 2 May. This allows small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and research and technology institutions (RTOs) to apply for co-funding and support to scale up their new products from biobased materials that match and even exceed the performance of fossil materials.
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In total, INN-PRESSME will provide €1.6 million for co-financing. Specifically, this includes:

  • new nano-biomaterials
  • innovative biobased solutions for functionalised starting materials
  • production and testing of new materials from biobased feedstocks

Selected participants will have access to so-called Open Innovation Test Beds (OITBs). These are sets of resources to achieve scale-up from lab scale (TRL4) to pilot scale (TRL7). Included are, for example, access to physical facilities, experts and services. They can make use of 16 advanced pilot lines from renowned research institutions in several European countries, coordinated by VTT (Finland).

See also: The comeback of biomaterials: a sustainable solution for conventional plastics (article Agro&Chemistry, 3 May 2023)

Applications should be submitted by 15 June. For more information, visit the INN-PRESSME website.

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