On May 10, 2017, the BiOPEN H2020 project kick-off meeting was held in Rome. The meeting was attended by a representatives of Green Chemistry Cluster, which contribute the project.
The BiOpen project aims at developing and maintaining an open innovation platform capable to involve industries, research centers and universities. All stakeholders will be able to share knowledge and stimulate joint development for new products and solutions in the bio-based markets.
BiOpen is not another matchmaking database, but an actively managed platform, pre-filled with relevant information on funding opportunities, and the ability to search for bio-based information on patents, literature and in any other open access knowledge repositories. The project partners will define and assemble ecosystems of private companies and public organisations along the bio-based value chain. Through the clusters involved, it will become a network of networks, reaching across Europe and out to external associations and sectors.
BiOPEN will deliver to the bio-based industry community in Europe a much-needed tool to innovate along and across value-chains, to collect and tag knowledge on bio-based processes and projects and to form new co-innovation partnerships.