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Chemistry Innovation - CI-KTN

is funded by the UK Government as a Knowledge Transfer Network. Its main aim is to help the chemistry using industries in the UK to access, from a single source, the knowledge base in science, engineering and manufacturing, thereby enabling those industries to innovate faster and more successfully. The activity of CIKTN is not limited to the traditional chemical industry, its role covers any sector which uses chemistry and therefore spans materials, biotechnology, home and personal care, food and other industries which rely on chemistry in some aspect of their business. One of its current major challenges is in helping businesses to understand the implications of renewable feed stocks and industrial biotechnology, by comparison with traditional oil based feed stocks and processes. This is stimulating companies to innovate in bio-based products.

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Clever Consult BVBA

has been founded beginning of 2009 by Dirk Carrez, who became the Managing Director. Clever Consult is a consulting firm dedicated to all aspects of the bioeconomy, to generate sustainable growth and global competitiveness. Clever Consult works directly with all actors involved (international, national or regional authorities, organisations and associations, industry, investors and other stakeholders) to create practical solutions to move to a competitive and sustainable bioeconomy. Together with its partners, Clever Consult provides a full range of services in the area of the bioeconomy. Among these are included European, national and regional policy analysis and development: making a comprehensive analysis of the current political framework in the area of the bioeconomy, including a detailed SWOT analysis, in order to make the most effective decisions at policy or business level.

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CiaoTech

is the Italian subsidiary of PNO Consultants BV, a pan-European consultancy founded in The Netherlands in 1984 and now active across 12 European MS. The total group has over 250 consultants and Supports its clients in analyzing needs, defining projects and selecting and linking partners for national and international innovation and grant programmes. In general PNO is involved in more than 2000 project proposals per year and has a strong client base and track record in the chemical industry, biotech and eco-innovation sectors. CiaoTech is involved as advisor in roadmap development for the chemical industry towards Public Private Partnership Programmes in HORIZON 2020, with an important focus on industrial biotech.

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DECHEMA (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)

is a non-profit scientific society based in Frankfurt am Main. Founded in 1926, it has over 5,800 members representing scientists, engineers, companies, organizations and institutes. DECHEMA’s mission is to actively advance the development of chemical and biotechnological technologies and processes and to promote the transfer of novel findings from research and development to industrial applications. DECHEMA is one of the founding associations of the European Federation of Biotechnology and still hosts secretariats of several EFB sections (ESAB, ESBES). DECHEMA works closely together with FNR (Agency for Renewable Resources), DBU (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt) and the most important German white biotechnology clusters.

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European Association for Bioindustries - EuropaBio

is the Brussels-based organization representing the European biotechnology industry. EuropaBio represents 55 corporate members, mostly large companies and more than 1800 small and medium size companies through a network of 20 national associations. EuropaBio, together with CEFIC, the European Chemical Association, is a founding partner of the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, SusChem. EuropaBio fulfils the role of secretariat of the Industrial Biotechnology pillar of the SusChem TP.

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European Chemical Industry Council -Cefic

is the Brussels-based organization representing the European chemical industry. Cefic represents, directly or indirectly, about 29,000 large, medium and small chemical companies which employ about 1.3 million people and account for nearly a third of world chemical production. Cefic addresses key issues of global importance, such as: Competitiveness, Research & Innovation, High Level Group on Chemicals, EU Chemicals Policy, International Trade, Climate change & Energy.

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IAR

is a French world class competitiveness cluster in the field of biorefinery. IAR is gathering companies and scientific research dealing with agro-industry: 800 researchers, 2 private-sector research platforms dedicated to non-food uses of plants (ARD and CVG), 3 research institutes (CNRS, INRA and INERIS), 4 universities (URCA, UPJV, UTC, UTT) and 4 engineering schools (ESIEC, ISAB, ENSAM, ESCOM). IAR goal is to identify and set-up R&D projects (market driven activities) on biorefinery and to develop a real scientific and technological expertise on the subject.

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Nova Institute

is a private and independent institute founded in 1994. It is located at the Chemiepark Knapsack in Huerth, Germany. For over 15 years now, the nova-Institut is globally active in market research, industrial and political consultancy and project management. It uses and creates expert knowledge and innovative technologies to advance and develop the use of renewable resources as energy, material and products. Nova-Institut is conducting research on all questions regarding feedstock availability, prices and procurement/logistic costs for different processes, markets and economic frameworks (competition, prices) of aimed products as well as the techno-economics of whole processes as well as ecological assessments, mainly life-cycle assessment (LCA).

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PNO Consultants

is a pan-European consultancy founded in The Netherlands in 1984 and now active across 12 European MS. The total group has over 250 consultants and Supports its clients in analyzing needs, defining projects and selecting and linking partners for national and international innovation and grant programmes. In general PNO is involved in more than 2000 project proposals per year and has a strong client base and track record in the chemical industry, biotech and eco-innovation sectors. PNO is involved as advisor in roadmap development for the chemical industry towards Public Private Partnership Programmes in HORIZON 2020, with an important focus on industrial biotech.

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Pöyry Management Consulting Oy (Pöyry)

is the management consulting arm of Pöyry Group Plc. Pöyry Group is a global leader in consulting and engineering within energy, forest industry and biomass, chemicals, transportation, water and environment. Pöyry Plc employs about 7,000 professionals in about 50 countries and carries out over 15,000 projects annually. Pöyry Plc turnover in 2010 was 682 million EUR. Pöyry has state-of-the-art methods and tools for market analyses and insight into the future development of biomass availability, bio-based chemicals and materials, bioenergy and biofuels. Thus it has a strong capability of analysing bio-based industries worldwide. Recently Pöyry has conducted for example a market assessment for the EC co-funded project BIOCHEM and numerous market studies for clients representing a wide range of sectors within the bio-based industry.

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Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research - TNO

is one of the major contract research organisations in Europe. With a staff of approximately 4000 and an annual turnover of 600 million Euros, TNO is carrying out research in order to achieve impact on the following seven themes: Healthy Living, Industrial Innovation, Safety, Mobility, Energy, Built Environment and Information Society. TNO functions as an intermediary between basic research organisations and industry. By translating scientific knowledge into practical applications, TNO contributes to the innovation capacity of businesses and government. TNO is involved in many international projects (about 30% of the market turnover), including EU-funded collaborations.

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