INN-PRESSME - Open Innovation Test Bed H2020 Project Repository

INN-PRESSME - Open Innovation Test Bed H2020 Project Repository

INN-PRESSME aims at developing and implementing a sustainable Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) to support European companies to scale up their biomaterials and processes.

The INN-PRESSME Open Innovation Test Bed is supporting European companies in reaching the objectives laid out in the EU Green Deal by developing new market-ready products and goods from bio-based materials by feedstock conversion, and by providing companies with data, training, information on funding opportunities, and life cycle value chain modelling tools.

Developing bio-based solutions for the packaging, energy, transport, and consumer goods sectors, 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 project is focusing on nanocellulose, bioplastics, and natural fibres, combined with nanotechnology approaches to tailor biobased materials with properties and functionalities that equal or outperform their fossil counterparts at competitive prices.

INN-PRESME Open Innovation Test Bed is providing European companies with technical and market-oriented services such as eco-design and circular economy assessment, characterisation and nano safety studies, support for funding, and product certification advice.

A set of 9 test-cases, and additional test cases through open calls launched in 2022, are 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.

Coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the project has been granted 14,5 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, and it involves 27 partners from 9 European countries, from January 2021 to January 2025.