PNO Consultants has been at the heart of this turbulent sector. Most of the projects we participate in have a strong technological focus, such as VALUEMAG, which aims to provide cutting-edge solutions for microalgae production and harvesting as well as scaling up new technologies of biomass transformation for integrated bio-refineries. BIOSKOH, one of our BBI flagship projects, explores pathways towards a novel European second generation bioeconomy by setting up a series of second generation bio-refineries, which are able to produce sustainable and affordable bio-ethanol. BIOPEN helps companies with matchmaking among project ideas and stakeholders for joint development, funding opportunities and sharing of information. We contribute by conceptualising projects, finding the right partners, providing advice on public funding opportunities, writing proposals, and supporting organisations throughout the implementation phase. We strive to connect ideas and ambitions of the biggest players in the sector, in order to stimulate development and innovation.