"An Open Innovation Test Bed for Nano-Enabled Bio-Based PUR Foams and Composites in the automotive, construction and furniture sectors."

Objectives of the project

The main objective for BIOMAT is accelerating innovation in nano-enabled biobased insulation materials for industries. SMEs and other industrial parties will have open access, at a competitive price, to physical facilities (pilot production lines) and services (characterisation, nanosafety, standardisation / regulation, business / marketing plans, as well as technological and business-oriented mentoring), which will be focused on manufacturing and testing of nanoparticle-enabled functional PUR-based foams.

Our involvement in the project

As sustainability experts we are manage the following tasks:
• Support in proposal development and consortium formation.
• WP Leader, Responsible for environmental, economic, and social assessments of biobased materials and pilot plants (LCA, LCC and S-LCA).
• Drafting business plans for companies using the open innovation service.
• IP management with definition of Intellectual properties details


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 953270