Open Innovation Test Beds Workshop: Empowering SMEs to accelerate market access of nano-enabled biomaterials


Online workshop on Zoom, 90 minutes | Wednesday 20 October 2021, 10:00-11:30 CET

Open Innovation Test Beds (OITBs) are key elements in accelerating the green and digital transition, increasing European competitive and technological leadership, supporting the move to climate-neutrality and circularity, and accelerating industrial innovation.  

These Test Beds aim to bring nanotechnologies and advanced materials within market reach by providing access to demonstration and upscaling facilities, as well as services to advance technologies from laboratory validation to prototypes in industrial environments.  

This online workshop will bring together OITBs, SMEs, industry associations, clusters, universities, and research centres. Our goal is to build awareness on the OITB services for customers and SMEs which will bring their own ideas and materials to be scaled up by the Test Beds.  

Open Innovation Test Beds are gathering the relevant players while providing all relevant services needed for innovation based on new materials, therefore reducing technological risks and accelerating market access. 

Join us to discover practical solutions and opportunities provided by four OITBs, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, for key sectors such as packaging, automotive, energy, construction, food, and consumer goods.



10:00 Welcome and introduction, Mathieu Lions, IPC Centre Technique Industriel de la Plasturgie et des Composites 

10:05 Dr Ulla Forsström, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, coordinator of INN-PRESSME:

“INN-PRESSME for piloting your bio-based products”(pdf)

10:20 Prof. Dimitrios Bikiaris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, coordinator of BIOMAC:

“BIOMAC: allowing the upscale of nano bio-based materials” (pdf)


10:45 Juliana Oliveira, Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, coordinator of BIOMAT:

“BIOMAT for SMEs” (pdf)

11:00 Maria Jorda Beneyto, Centro Tecnologico ITENE, coordinator of BIONANOPOLYS:

“Overview of the BIONANOPOLYS project” (pdf)


11:25 Concluding remarks (Mathieu Lions, IPC)