innovation support under the form of up € 60,000 vouchers to be spent on
services aimed at supporting the commercialisation of innovation by SMEs.
a unique opportunity to bring innovative, sustainable, cross border
and cross sectorial value chains closer to the
providers have been selected as part of the project consortium to offer a set
of ten independent professional innovation support services: scale-up and
proof-of-concept, IP support, life cycle assessment, techno-economic appraisal,
feedstock analysis, market research, sustainability appraisal, regulatory
landscape evaluation, business planning, access to investors and grant writing.
These services are
funded by the project at 75%, the remaining 25% being covered by the SME applying
and benefiting from the services.
The SuperBIO consortium
includes four industrial cluster organisations (from Belgium, France, Spain and
Poland) as well as six service providers (from the UK, Germany and Belgium).
SuperBIO (H2020 call Cluster
facilitated projects for new value chains- call Innosup 2015-1, coordination
and support action) is a two-and-a-half-year European Union funded
project, with a budget of €3.7 million. This innovation project aims to develop
new, innovative, cross-border and cross-sectorial industrial value chains in
The project ends in November 2018 and as part of the project
review process, SuperBIO is seeking to appoint a team of consultants to work
with staff involved with the SuperBIO project, in order to produce a final
project evaluation aimed at drawing up conclusions to inform the future set-up of
H2020-funded projects aimed at stimulating the innovation process with SMEs.
The tender can be downloaded using the link below, together with further
information on the submission process.
- Proposal submission: 5PM on
Friday 9th March 2018.
- Project kick-off: Start of April 2018.
- Delivery of draft final report: June 2018.
- Delivery of agreed final report: July 2018.
To download the tender document, please click here.
innovative bioeconomy offers multiple advantages for the EU in the
global economy. To further innovate within the European bioeconomy, new
partnerships and connections need to be established between different sectors
(e.g. between chemistry and agriculture, between producers and end-users).
NNFCC will work
alongside five other service providers, drawing on its network to identify
value chains stakeholders through its extensive network within the bioeconomy
and the wider business community. It will specifically provide sustainability
assessments, regulatory landscape evaluations, market research, techno economic
appraisals as well as develop and review business plans.
Eligibility and application process
SuperBIO supports cross
sectorial and cross border value chains . The process developed
needs to be bio-based, which is defined as (i) either the raw material is of
biological origin, or (ii) industrial biotechnology (fermentation or biocatalysis)
is used in the process. Furthermore the technology planning to be commercialised
needs to have reached a TRL of four. All information shared during the
application process and the project duration will be treated confidentially
(please see www.h2020-superbio.eu/apply-now/).
As an SME, you are
invited to submit your idea of an innovative value chain to the SuperBIO consortium.
We invite you to discuss your idea with your country representative first
though if possible. The list can be found here: www.h2020-superbio.eu/apply-now/
At the NNFCC, the
SuperBIO contacts are:
on the project
The € 3.8 million
project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in
project is supported by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research
and Innovation as an innovation action (691555-2) under Innosupcall
Cluster facilitated projects for new value chains 2015-01: