European innovation platform Bionanopolys has launched an open name to provide 5 initiatives funded entry to its 14 upgraded pilot vegetation and complementary companies for the event, testing, and/or scaling up of bionanomaterials.
The check mattress is a part of the Bionanopolys undertaking, which is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme. Analysis centre ITENE, coordinator of Bionanopolys, organised the opening occasion of the decision for brand new case research final month; the digital occasion noticed representatives from consortium members AITEX, AXIA Innovation, Centre Approach du Papier (CTP), Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux énergies options (CEA), and Centro de Nanotecnologia e Materiais Técnicos, Funcionais e Inteligentes (CENTI) current the check mattress’s capabilities and companies.
Set to function by means of a Single-Entry Level (SEP), the open innovation platform will supply modelling and simulation actions, consultancy companies resembling innovation administration, enterprise fashions, compliance with laws and requirements, know-how switch, and extra. It’s calling for concepts associated to bionanomaterials, which can then be transparently scored by an analysis committee in step with the factors specified by the applicant’s pointers.
A most of 5 proposals from corporations, universities, and/or specialised analysis centres will probably be chosen at no cost entry to the Bionanopolys check mattress to develop new, or validate internally produced, bio-based supplies. Every profitable candidate may also obtain funding from the European Union by means of the undertaking companions.
“This can be a distinctive alternative for corporations throughout the European Union to entry the data and technical capabilities that we provide collectively, and thru a single level of entry, to speed up the introduction of bio-based supplies to the market,” says Carmen Sanchez, technical director of ITENE and coordinator of Bionanopolys.
Of the fourteen pilot vegetation – now mentioned to be upgraded with new strategies and strategies – 5 are anticipated to centre across the growth of bionanomaterials from biomass, three will probably be devoted to bionanocomposites, and 6 to the manufacture of bio-based nanoproducts with the goal of reaching a variety of functions in a number of sectors.
Firms within the packaging, agriculture, meals, cosmetics, prescribed drugs, hygiene, textiles, and 3D printing sectors, and/or these concerned within the manufacturing of biopolymers, cellulose paper, nonwovens, foams, and coatings, will profit from the check mattress, based on Bionanopolys. These sectors are additionally mentioned to profit from the situation and enterprise alternatives in the usage of bio-based nanomaterials, which can apparently be offered on the occasion.
Functions will stay open till 30th April.
Earlier this 12 months, Kelpi acquired over £3 million in funding for its seaweed-based biomaterial coatings for recyclable and home-compostable packaging within the meals, drink, and cosmetics sectors.
Amcor’s open-call Elevate-Off initiative, introduced final 12 months, aimed to assist seed-stage start-ups within the strategic areas of biomaterials and different boundaries, amongst others. Its winners included Bloom Biomaterials Ltd, which converts plant waste into chemical compounds utilized in packaging.