The “European Green Deal” provides a roadmap and an ambitious package of measures for creating a sustainable and green European economy, with zero net emissions by 2050. The latter provides “a future-oriented agenda for achieving a cleaner and competitive Europe in co-creation with economic actors, consumers, citizens and civil society organisations.” The INN-PRESSME Open Innovated Test Bed (OITB) provides a twofold approach to support European companies in reaching the ambitious objectives:
- Developing new market-ready products and goods, from bio-based materials, by feedstock conversion. Nano-enabling will make these materials reach and exceed performances of current fossil-based materials. All materials at TRL7 will be environment-friendly according to circular economy principles.
- Support the digital transition by providing companies with all data and life cycle value chain modelling tools, compatible with an industrial production move to TRL9, from feedstock conversion to material processing. This is key in maximising the use of feedstock materials in the circular economy.
Major INN-PRESSME Milestones
What is an OITB - Open Innovation Test Bed ?
An Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) is a set of entities, providing common access to physical facilities, capabilities and services required for the development, testing and upscaling of nanotechnology and advanced materials in industrial environments.
The objective of the Open Innovation Test Beds is to bring nanotechnologies and advanced materials within the reach of companies and users to advance from validation in a laboratory (TRL 4) to prototypes in industrial environments (TRL 7).
Open Innovation Test Beds will upgrade existing, and support establishing, public and private test beds, pilot lines, and demonstrators to develop, test and upscale nanotechnologies and advanced materials for new innovative products and services in some specific domains.
The INN-PRESSME OITB provides a two-fold approach to support European companies in reaching the ambitious objectives laid out in the EU Green Deal:
- Developing new market-ready products and goods, from bio-based materials by feedstock conversion. Nano-enabling will enables these materials to reach and exceed performances of current fossil-based materials. All materials at TRL7 will be environmentally-friendly according to circular economy principles.
- Supporting digital transition by providing companies with data and life cycle value chain modelling tools, compatible to an industrial production move to TRL9, from feedstock conversion to material processing. This is key in maximising the use of feedstock materials in the circular economy.
INN-PRESSME OITB will tackle the challenges by associating all competences for SMEs and companies in one place, allowing them to get access to bio-based materials, with enhanced properties, mainly by incorporating nano additives, while covering the whole value chain with 16 Pilot Lines (from feedstock conversion to final end products), and with circularity and sustainability as essential drivers.
This will serve to ensure competitive end-prices of nano bio-based materials and reduced time-to-market, taking into consideration regulations and supply chains’ requirements, and offering multiple useful services to companies such as training and access to funding.
Key Innovations in the Pilot lines
The INN-PRESSME Open Innovation Test Bed is backed by a network of 16 Pilot Lines established across Europe (Spain, France, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Poland), integrated in a complete development chain from feedstock conversion to processing of nano-enabled bio-based materials. The Pilot Lines will be upgraded during the project with process monitoring and functionalities together with online quality control. All Pilot lines provide materials composition, behaviour or performance characterization support to SMEs.
A set of 9 test-cases will be used to validate the improved materials’ performances and functionalities of the solutions developed by INN-PRESSME at real scale testing, and demonstrate the expected impacts, mainly those related to circularity.
INN-PRESSME will develop
state of the art bio-materials
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