We are delighted to bring you details today of a hugely exciting opportunity – motoring giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the Biobridges project have teamed up to launch a call for innovative circular and bio-based solutions to turn car components more sustainable.
The full development of a sustainable European bio-based industry would represent a suitable pathway for achieving Sustainable Development Goals. The introduction of bio-based products and solutions depict a great opportunity to reconcile sustainable long-term growth with environmental through the prudent use of renewable resources for industrial purposes.
However, introducing bio-based products and solutions into the consolidated business practice of a brand is a complex process, which does not simply require innovative technologies from the supply-side, but also regulatory and societal transformations based on a multi-actor process in which the involvement of brand owners is crucial.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, according to its last Sustainability Report is involved in the reduction of the environmental footprint of its products by embracing the concept of the circular economy. In this process, sustainable design plays a key role, since it is committed in “selecting recycled, recycling, bio-based and/or bio-filled materials helps to reduce the overall environmental impact of the vehicles we produce.”
Given this, a call for innovation solutions has just been issued in collaboration with Biobridges (@BiobridgesH2020) project. The call is targeting solution provider of innovative bio-based materials.
Who can apply?
Bio-based industries, SMEs, Start-ups, Research centres, EU funded projects.
When is the deadline for applications?
24 September 2020
What are the application fields?
- Bio-based polymers for exterior
- Exterior and engine compartment plastics
- Textile and upholstery materials
- Coatings and adhesives
Note – The solutions proposed should have a 5-7 TRL (Technology Readiness Level).
The selected participants will be invited to pitch their solutions during a one-day online event. The expected date of the event is 27 October 2020, further details will follow soon.
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