Pilots4U Final Event: Fast forward the European Bioeconomy | Brussels, Belgium

25 June 2019
Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Brussels Office, Avenue d'Auderghem 22- 28, 1040 Brussels

The BBI JU project Pilots4U is organising its final event on 25th June in Brussels. Participants in this Stakeholder Roundtable will have a chance to take part of the policy recommendations regarding scale-up and demo infrastructures in Europe.

Aim of the final event

Pilots4U has set up an easily accessible database of open access pilot and multipurpose demonstration infrastructures for the European bio-economy. The database can be searched, free of charge, to find the best fitting test facility for scale-up of innovative processes to pilot and demo scale. The Pilots4U database already contains 443 asset entries from 82 organisations in 20 countries and is growing week by week. 

Pilots4U, a BBI-JU funded CSA project, ends in August 2019. To maintain and further develop the Pilots4U network, a governance structure was set up as well as a Memorandum of Understanding and/or Letter of Intent by all infrastructures involved.

On the one hand, this ‘final event’ will demonstrate the database and how the network will continue. On the other hand, it will communicate policy recommendation resulting from the thorough analysis of available (and missing) scale-up and demo infrastructures in Europe. This will be done in close collaboration with other initiatives with similar/overlapping aims and recommendations, such as the SmartPilots and ERIFORE networks, the Vanguard Initiative, the Interregional Partnership for Bioeconomy, and Interreg ‘Component 5’.

Paloma Mallorquin, BBI JU Project Officer, will provide openinig remarks.

Target audience

Directorates General of the European Commission with a focus on innovation, bio-economy, environment, economic growth, SMEs and interregional cooperation; pilot facilities; regional authorities, organisations supporting the Pilots4U network; relevant European Technology Platforms; National Contact Points; the Vanguard Initiative; etc.

In cooperation with

SmartPilots, ERIFORE, Vanguard Initiative, Interregional Partnership for Bioeconomy (EWI), and Interreg ‘Component 5’.


Please register through the form at the link above.

It will also possible to participate in the Stakeholder Roundtable via Skype for Business - please indicate in the registration form how you wish to participate. The link for joining via Skype for Business will be sent out to the participants in due time before the meeting.