BioBase4SME

Bio-Innovation Support for Entrepreneurs throughout North-West European regions

Coordinator: Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
Partners:  AC3A, CLIB2021, Flanders Biobased Valley, Materia Nova, NNFCC, REWIN, TCBB Resource
Timing: March 1st 2016 - February 28th 2019
Total budget: 5.980.657 EUR


The BioBase4SME network, representing many leading bio-based economy experts, will advise SMEs from across North-West Europe on how to develop new ideas into marketable products. The BioBase4SME project intends to help Start-ups and SME to overcome technological and non-technological barriers to bring their innovation to market. The project offers Professional Training, Innovation bootcamps, Innovation vouchers.

The support offered through the voucher system can consist of (a combination of):

  • Technical assistance such as scale-up to pilot scale
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Techno-economic evaluation
  • Market research
  • Feedstock analysis
  • Social Acceptance
  • Business planning and business plan support       

For more information, please, contact your regional Bio-Innovation Agent (see below) or browse to the website .

Project PARTNERS and the SERVICES they offer:
Project Partner Country Services Innovation Agent
AC3A France Social acceptance, trainings, workshops Pascal Dagron
Tel.: +33 (0)253 466 257
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant Belgium Process development and scale-up
incl. techno-economic evaluation, networking
Project Manager: Lieve Hoflack
Tel.: +32 (0)494 47 68 68
Communication Manager: Katrien Molders
Tel.: +32 (0)486 95 11 09
CLIB2021 Germany Networking, trainings, workshops Carolin Lange
Tel.: +49 (0)211 679 31 34
Flanders Biobased Valley Belgium Networking, trainings, workshops Sofie Dobbelaere
Tel.: +32 (0)9 264 59 05
Materia Nova Belgium Life-Cycle Assessment,
trainings, workshops
Guillaume Wégria
Tel.: +32 (0)484 13 90 07
NNFCC United Kingdom Market research, feedstock analysis, business plan support,
trainings, workshops, innovation bootcamps, networking
Davide Di Maio
Tel.: +44 (0)1904 435182
REWIN The Netherlands Application testing, trainings, workshops, networking Dennis van der Pas
Tel.: + 31 (0)6 513 599 94
TCBB Resource Ireland Pilot equipment for anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis,
trainings, workshops
Pádraic Ó hUiginn
Tel.: +353 (0)87 905 3806

BioBase4SME is supported by INTERREG North-West Europe (NWE):

INTERREG NWE is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme funded by the European Commission (through the European Fund for Regional Development, EFRD) with the ambition to make the North-West Europe area a key economic player and an attractive place to work and live, with high levels of innovation, sustainability and cohesion. It invests EUR 370 million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in activities based on the cooperation of organisations from eight countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.


BioBase4SME is co-funded by: