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BIO-MIMETIC is a 36 months project co-financed by the European 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development. The project generated a new class of bioinspired polymers through the extraction of natural compounds from renewable resources. The production of new bio-inspired polymers utilises environmentally sustainable processes.
Lazio Region announced the start of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) 2014-2020. It is composed of 45 Actions, 38 of which will be launched by December 2015.
Is it possible to increase the sustainability of industrial processes while maintaining or increasing the competitiveness of enterprises?
The BIO-MIMETIC Project partners will show you how this is possible during the final conference and workshop dedicated to SMEs organised with the sponsorship of Unindustria Latina. (June 25, 2015 Via Montesanto, 9 Latina – Italy).
James Cogan from PNO Consultants has been invited to present on the topic ‘Creating new market for biobased products through public procurement’ at the Roundtable ‘Removing barriers within the internal market for the Bioeconomy. The meeting is organized by MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij (PPE) with the support of the newly established European BioEconomy Alliance (EBA), and will be held in Brussels at the European Parliament on the 20th April 2015.
The BIO-MIMETIC project is generating a new class of novel bio-derived polymers for application in household products via extraction of natural compounds from renewable resources. BIO-MIMETIC is now in the third year of activities, several results have obtained: Lignin has been extracted from a range of plant sources, enzymes transforming lignin for use in consumer products have been expressed and computer simulations aimed to study lignin derivatives in solution have been carried out. To know further details please follow us at NanotechItaly 2014!
Industrial Biotechnology (IB) has been identified as one of the key enabling technologies which can drive European competitiveness in the coming decades and help develop a more sustainable and resource-efficient Europe. However, major hurdles hamper the full exploitation of IB. These include access to feedstock and financing, low public awareness of the benefits of IB products, a lack of incentives and various technological constraints.
The European Commission highlighted the importance of research and innovation (R&I) investments and reforms for economic recovery in the European Union, and made proposals to help EU Member States maximise the impact of their budgets at a time when many countries still face spending constraints.
LightJumps European project coordinated by PNO, is conducting a survey to identify barriers and needs of European companies/organizations operating in the Photonics sector. Give us your help to strengthen the Photonics sector in Europe!
BIO-TIC is proud to announce the public launch of three “bio-Roadmaps” focusing on the market potential, R&D priorities and non-technological hurdles of IB innovation in Europe.
The EU Industrial Structure Report 2013 analyses the performance of EU industrial and service sectors in terms of productivity and its underlying drivers, the resultant changes to industrial and export specialization, comparative advantages at EU and national level, and the position of the EU in increasingly global value chains. This edition also looks at the impact of the crisis and the difficult recovery on long-term structural trends.