17 enthusiastic, biobased start-ups and SMEs trained and inspired
Twenty participants from seventeen selected North-West European start-ups and young SMEs gathered in Yorkshire (UK) from 23-28th July 2017 for the first BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp. The Innovation Biocamp, a fully funded intensive, week-long training course aims to provide high-potential biobased companies with hands-on tools needed to commercialise their biobased ideas and grow their companies. The Innovation Biocamp, co-financed by Europe’s Interreg NWE programme, is planning a second edition in 2018.
François Geeraerts, BioPLA, Belgium states: “The BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp was very intensive with high-level sessions, and turned out to be extremely useful and instructive. We are now able to further develop our business in a more structured and deliberate way. Furthermore, many useful contacts came out of the Biocamp such as a continued personal mentorship by one of the experts and support from a VC.”