The ProBIO project aimed to improve research and the application of its results, which are often disconnected due to an information and knowledge gap, as well as to address institutional and conceptual barriers between researchers, innovators, producers, end-users, policy makers and the civil society.
ProBIO approached Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) projects with the aim of accelerating innovation processes in three ways:
Accelerating entry to market through business coaching of the most promising R&D results
Facilitating the flow of knowledge into new R&I projects in view of reaching a higher TRL level
Feeding policy-relevant results into the political process to inform policy making
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The methodology of ProBIO was individualized coaching-based approaches towards KBBE project holders and sectorial expertise, bringing an added value to support services.
Step by step, the aim was to:
Understand the challenge and address it with the right set of people from the ProBIO consortium
Build up business proposals so that they pass investor scrutiny
Screen the available R&D results with potential for update in one form or another
Assess the potential and classify the results according to the most promising uptake route
Coach the teams behind the B3Os (Bio-Based Business Opportunity) towards the next steps for the exploitation of their results