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BioLinX Innovation project

BioLinX will bridge research and innovation efforts in the bioeconomy by building three large clusters in Europe and initiating within them a range of powerful linking and innovation acceleration processes. The BioLinX partners have leading roles in the bioeconomies of South West Netherlands and Flanders, the Nordic Countries and Northern Italy and in the lignocellulose, agro- and agro-waste feedstock sectors.

Performing an early innovation assessment and developing optimal exploitation strategies to facilitate successful market entry.

BioLinX bioeconomy research

The partners are all pioneers of systematic innovation management and cluster acceleration practices and between them have leading roles in over 45 current or recent collaborative bioeconomy projects. From this strong starting point they will select sixty or more FP7 and Horizon 2020 biobased projects from all stages of the value chain, form the BioLinX clusters and develop among them brokerage, collaborative innovation and business acceleration dynamics.


Specific objectives

  1. Selecting and scouting more than 60 high potential bio-economy projects,
  2. Developing a network of key regional bioeconomy clusters (i.e. RIS3 regions or equivalent) covering 3 geographical regions (north, central, south)
  3. Analysing, clustering and focusing selected FP7 and H2020 projects as well as the network of RIS3 bio-economy regions,
  4. Implementing the Innovation Linking & Support Programme consisting of activities focusing on Brokerage and Innovation incubation, Business development, finance and funding, Identifying and sharing good practices and Advocacy, communication and dissemination.

PNO Innovation Services participation

Our main task within the project is lead the Scouting, intake and selection of FP7 & H2020 research and innovation activities task, support in analysing the European Innovation System, Value Chain Stakeholder (ISVS) analyses of a European network of RIS3 regions. Furthermore, PNO is responsible for the overall Incubation process.

PNO Innovation Services provided within this EU funded project

Stakeholder analysis:
Defining and planning innovation
  • Technology intelligence and market / stakeholder analysis
  • Building innovation partnerships / networks, join promising project ideas
Developing and financing innovation projects
  • Grant scans and analysis
  • Project concept’s development and consortium building
  • Grant applications writing and process management
Maximising the impact of innovation projects
  • Building user communities and dissemination networks


PNO Participation

Barbara Bendaoud

Barbara Bendaoud
For further information about BioLinX, please contact Barbara Bendaoud. 


More information

Find out more about BioLinX. Visit the BioLinX website and Twitter.

Interesting article about BioLinx on the SusChem website.

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