We are looking for startups and scaleups that want to collaborate with Suiker Unie to transform sucrose to biopolymers and thereby serve as a sustainable alternative for raw materials traditionally used within plastics. We are looking for technological processes that allow such conversion, which is competitive with traditional routes for producing polymers, such as using crude oil. We are interested in the following technology direction:
That optimize the extraction or conversion of sucrose from sugar beet to bio-polymers, and thereby make this a solid alternative to traditional routes.
That can optimize the current processes used for conversion and thereby make the benefit of it economically viable compared to traditional routes.
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU
Pilot contract with Suiker Unie in case a fit is identified
Access to Suiker Unie's facilities like labs, pilot plants, application tests and more.
Access to the EBG network
Have a working prototype or demonstrator
Be able to launch a finished product or service within the next 18 months
Be able to do a pilot project in the Netherlands
The deadline for applications of proposals is on November 11th, 2019 at midnight (UTC+2).
ANNOUNCEMENT SELECTED STARTUPS
The announcement of selected companies will be done latest December 12th, 2019.
The selected companies will be invited for one-on-one business meetings to discuss the potential pilot with Suiker Unie from January 7nd till 8th 2020, Sustainable Industry Challenge – Chemport Europe edition in Groningen, The Netherlands.
The most relevant startup(s)/scaleup(s) will start with the pilot from February onwards.