INN-PRESSME: Open INNovation ecosystem for sustainable Plant-based nano-enabled biomateRials deploymEnt for packaging, tranSport and conSuMEr goods.

- Start: 01/01/2021
- End31/01/2025
- Budget: 16.338.121,95 €


Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt Oy (Finlandia) (Coordinator)
- Belgium: Innovation in Research & Engineering Solutions (IRES), Greenovate! Europe EEIG.
- Finland: Keskuslaboratorio Oy - Centrallaboratorium Ab (KCL), Walki Plastiroll Oy.
- France: Centre Technique Industriel de la Plasturgie et des Composites (IPC), Commissariat à l´Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA), Polymaris Biotechnology SAS, Arjowiggins France
- Germany: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., WSVK OEDERAN GmbH, Skeleton Technologies GmbH.
- Italy: Stam srl, Centro Ricerche Fiat SCPA.
- Poland: Instytut Włókien Naturalnych i Roślin Zielarskich.
- Spain: Fundación CIDETEC, Fundación AITIIP, Asociación de Investigación de Materiales Plásticos y Conexas (AIMPLAS), Gnanomat SL, Global Equity & Corporate Consulting SL, Asociación Española de Normalización (UNE), MAIER S. Coop, Albéa Services, Podoactiva SL.
- Sweden: RISE Processum AB, Skanem Skurup AB.
- United Kingdom: Granta Design Ltd.



INN-PRESSME aims at developing and implementing a sustainable OITB to support European companies to scale up their nano-enabled biomaterials and processes from TRL 4-5 to 7. We will focus on (nano)cellulose, bioplastics and natural fibres, combined with nanotechnology approaches to tailor biobased materials with properties and functionalities (barrier, antibacterial properties, improved corrosion or chemical resistance, etc.) that equal or outperform their fossil counterparts at competitive prices. INNPRESSME gathers 16 pilot lines, organized in routes and processes for feedstock conversion (PLA, PHA, fibre-based, cellulose-based), formulation and transformation and processing of bio-based material to high added value products.

INN-PRESSME is a joint collaborative net of 27 partners from 10 EU countries from North (Fi, Nor, Swe, UK, Be), South (Sp, It, Fr) and central Europe (Ge, Po). All technical and market oriented services are provided by specific partners, include equipment and methods for processing, fast and accurate/reliable characterization, scaling up, nanosafety, eco-design and circular economy assessment (recyclability and biodegradability), product certification, digitization of the OITB, sustainable OITB´ business plan, technology transfer, support for funding, networking activities. The value proposition will be validated for 3 targeted mass markets (packaging, energy/transport, and consumer goods sectors) with 9 test cases co-developed with Early Adopters (7 IND, 1 SME) and with additional test cases through open calls. All this will secure the smooth transition of the new material concepts to the market, for a cumulated turnover of about 56M€ by 2029. Additionally, for maximizing the impacts on SMEs, the OITB will rely on a strong network of European clusters and initiatives and on an efficient promotional campaigns including towards the ECCP members or regional initiatives funded by ERDF. These services will be available through single entry point.

CIDETEC's role in the project:

The specific goal of CIDETEC in the project is upgrading its Pilot Line for inks formulation (CIDETEC Surface Engineering) and Pilot line for continuous coating (CIDETEC Energy Storage), which will be used for scaling up (nano)cellulose-based electrolytes and slurries for applications in smart labels (specifically electrochromic displays and batteries) and ultracapacitors.