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BIOCHEM: Eco-IP Partnership for Driving Innovation in the Sector of Bio-based Products


Research Project Details

Project Leader: Professor Adisa Azapagic

Project Duration: February 2010 - April 2013.

Funding Value: €2m.

Funding Source: European Commission

Project Partners:

  • ASTER S. cons. P. A. (Italy)
  • Brabo Ventures (Belgium)
  • Cefic (Belgium)
  • Chemistry Innovation - Knowledge Transfer Network (UK)(Project Leader)
  • CPI - Center for Process Innovation (UK)
  • Dechema (Germany)
  • Essenscia (Belgium)
  • eUNLIMITED (Belgium)
  • Fast Track Consulting (Belgium)
  • Federacion Empresarial de la Industria Quimica Espanola (Spain)
  • IMADE (Spain)
  • Madrid Biocluster (Spain)
  • NWO - Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (Netherlands)
  • PNO Consultants (Netherlands)
  • Poyry Forest Industry Consulting (Finland)
  • SC Sviluppo Chimica S.A. (Italy)
  • The University of Manchester (UK)

Project Overview

BIOCHEM has developed a toolkit for SMEs in the bio-technology sector to improve the innovation capacity of bio-based chemistry start-ups and SMEs.

It provides the development of a business support toolbox for entrepreneurs in order to assess their potential to enter the bio-based products market and to overcome their barriers to innovation. BIOCHEM aims to reach at least 250 companies across seven European countries with these resources.

The Sustainable Industrial Systems Group is developing a carbon footprinting tool based on CCaLC and aimed at SMEs operating in the bio-technology sector.

For More Information

Visit the project web site: www.biochem-project.eu/.

The primary contact for this project is Professor Adisa Azapagic.

All group members involved in this project: