Future of Industrial Circularity
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
BioeconomyVentures is looking for EU bio-based SME/Startups/Spin-off that want to access BioeconomyVentures services (both support access to funding and business growth) by applying cutting-edge solutions within the Bioeconomy domains addressing specific challenges set up by Corporations under the following sectors:
- Future of Food
- Future of Chemicals
- Future of Industrial Circularity
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The project aims to grow an interconnected EU network in bio-based industry by igniting a strategic collaboration between innovators and corporations, to ease and facilitate access to investors and finance in favor of sustainable development.
Three Open Calls for innovators will be launched in total with the purpose of promoting BioeconomyVentures services and staggering the entry of innovators into the pipeline to be able to offer them personalized and individualized attention, analyze their needs and offer them the most appropriate services in each case.
BioeconomyVentures will carefully select 65+ promising EU innovators to accelerate their development and to overcome the hurdles they face in terms of access to finance, business skills and networking.
The first open call for Innovators is focusing the Future of Industrial Circularity sector, and the challenges created are based on the following verticals:
- Forestry, Pulp and Paper
- Bioenergy & Biofuels
- Wood & Furniture’s, Building materials & constructions
- Bio-based Textiles and wearing apparel
- Food and Feed from side and waste streams
- Waste Processing & Up/Recycling
WHAT’S IN FOR YOU
The dynamic programme is focused on providing custom and unique learning and development pathways based on the needs assessment. The programme accepts innovators from lab, pilot, demonstration, and commercial stages (please see Guidelines for Applicants for the specifics). Programme benefits for innovators are:
- Hybrid business and investment readiness support
- Networking opportunities and pitching events
- Matchmaking with investors and corporates
- The opportunity to address innovation challenges set by leading corporations
- Visibility and exposure through the BV Ambassador network
- Possibility to kick off long-term partnerships
WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY?
- Being based in one of the EU Member States or an H2020 Associated Country
- Being an SME/Startup/Spinoffs
- Address one of the key innovation’s challenges
- Or apply with you own open key innovation challenge
APPLICATION STEP BY STEP
The applications will be open from 15 February 2023 to 18 April 2023 (5pm CET). The programme will accept around 65 Innovators. Follow the application process:
Step 1. Read the OC#3 Guidelines for Applicants!
Step 2. Create a profile on F6S Page (if you don’t have it already)!
Step 3. Submit your application (Applications open by 18 April 2023!)!
The programme is free of charge thanks to the funding of the Horizon Europe programme by the European Commission.
This is BioeconomyVentures last open call & accelerator programme. Selected innovators must sign up to BioeconomyVentures Platform and create your Innovator Profile.
APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THEIR PROPOSALS FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES UNDER THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRIAL CIRCULARITY OPEN CALL:
|Affordable alternative to fossil fuel
Domain: Bioenergy & Biofuels
|Challenge BIOECONOMYVENTURES-2023-OC3- ABInBev_2
Domain: Bioenergy & Biofuels; Food and Feed from side and waste streams; Waste Processing & Up/Recycling
|Challenge BIOECONOMYVENTURES-2023-OC3- ABInBev_3
|Bio-based inks/paints for the aluminium cans
Domain: Packaging materials
|Challenge BIOECONOMYVENTURES-2023-OC3- ABInBev_4
|Upcycling Brewery wastewater
Domain: Food and Feed from side and waste streams; Waste Processing & Up/Recycling
Domain: Waste Processing & Up/Recycling
Domain: Waste Processing & Up/Recycling
| Natural drinking water disinfectants
Domain: Making drinking water bacteriologic safe, for human consumption with natural additives/ biobased disinfectants
Domain: Other: Biobased chemicals
|Digitalization process development Corbion
Domain: Other: Bioprocess development