Aim and Focus of the Financial Roundtable

Pilots4U performed a gap analysis exercise to understand where the EU may have over/under capacity and vulnerabilities now and in the near future. The results of the gap analysis were validated with a broad range of bio-economy experts and used to build a series of business cases to help addressing the identified gaps in equipment and expertise provision in open access pilot and demonstration centres.

The aim of this Financial Roundtable will be to validate the financial aspects of these business cases through discussion with a selection of public and private funding and financing specialists.

The workshop will focus on the assessment of the business cases, establishing the most effective options available to finance them and the possible bottlenecks associated to the suggested funding options.

Why Do We Need Your Input?

We would like to validate our findings with a broad range of experts, including state-aid specialists, regional/national representatives, subsidy providers and private investors.

With your input, Pilots4U will build efficient business cases for investment to strengthen the European landscape of open access pilot and demonstration facilities, which will, in turn, contribute to speeding up bio-economy innovation.


Please find the programme for the roundtable in the attachment below.


Registration is free of charge but mandatory. Please register through the form below.

2:30pm - 6:00pm
Event Location: 

Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Brussels Office, Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28, Brussels, Belgium

Supporting Documents: 

This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s 'Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme', under Grant Agreement No 730052