Europe’s leading bioeconomy clusters, including BioVale, have joined forces to form the 3Bi Intercluster. The goal is to support European companies to access important new markets based on renewable raw materials.
Bioeconomy Growth programme
Through this ERDF- funded programme, BioVale and the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) can offer SMEs funded support, worth around 2 days of work, to develop innovative products or processes.
The THYME Project
BioVale is a partner in this project to develop the bioeconomy across Yorkshire, the Humber and the Tees Valley, led by the University of York. The project is part of Research England’s investment to drive university commercialisation via its Connecting Capability Fund.
Agrimax is an EU-funded project that is developing and demonstrating the production of multiple, high-value products from crop and food-processing waste. The project is also developing economically competitive business models for the commercialisation of these products.
BioVale is part of BioYork: a University of York-led initiative focused on using our world class research and knowledge base to drive the development of UK bio-based industries to deliver growth, jobs and environmental benefits.
Drawing on the innovative work already underway at BioYork, BioYorkshire is a 10 year plan with the ultimate ambition of cementing the region as the UK’s centre of innovation and commercialisation in the bioeconomy. The project harnesses the expertise of scientists and industry experts and is led by the University of York, Askham Bryan College and Fera Science Ltd.
This ERDF – funded programme offers funded support to eligible Yorkshire businesses to optimise their anaerobic digestion (AD) processes or develop new processes, products or feedstocks for the AD industry. Through ADCEY, eligible companies can access the expertise and the state-of-the–art facilities of the BDC and of Professor James Chong’s research group at the University of York for help in researching or developing AD innovations. By supporting the regional AD industry, the ADCEY project will drive the growth of a low-carbon, circular economy in Yorkshire.
Bioeconomy Ventures Programme
BioVale is part of the Bioeconomy Ventures Programme, which includes twenty European organisations, from bioeconomy innovation agencies, accelerators, incubators to innovation clusters. As an ambassador of this initiative, BioVale will each organise at least two pitching and networking sessions in our- local region. The goal is to boost European entrepreneurship at a local level by connecting start-ups, investors and to engage them with the Bioeconomy Ventures platform.