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THE CHALLENGE

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:

CHEMICAL PROCESSES

That optimize the extraction or conversion of sucrose from sugar beet to bio-polymers, and thereby make this a solid alternative to traditional routes.

BIOTECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

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 SuikerUnie in case a fit is identified

  • Access to SuikerUnie's facilities like labs, pilot plants, application tests and more.

  • Expert coaching

  • Access to the EBG network

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

You should

  • 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

TIMELINE

NOVEMBER 11, 2019

DEADLINE APPLICATIONS


The deadline for applications of proposals is on November 11th, 2019 at midnight (UTC+2).
DECEMBER 12, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT SELECTED STARTUPS


The announcement of selected companies will be done latest December 12th, 2019.
JANUARY 7-8, 2020

DEALMAKING MEETINGS


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.
FEBRUARY

PILOT PHASE


The most relevant startup(s)/scaleup(s) will start with the pilot from February onwards.
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