SuperBIO - Project Completed

Please note that this project has now closed. 

SuperBIO offers innovation support under the form of up € 60,000 vouchers to be spent on services aimed at supporting the commercialisation of innovation by SMEs.

SuperBIO represents a unique opportunity to bring innovative, sustainable, cross border and cross sectorial value chains closer to the market.

Six services 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).

NNFCC's role

A flourishing 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

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:  

At the NNFCC, the SuperBIO contacts are:

Cluster organisations



Service providers on the project

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The € 3.8 million project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. 

The SuperBIO 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:


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