Convert2Green

Converting Facilities Network for accelerating uptake of climate neutral materials in innovative products


Starting date: 1st January 2023
Duration of the project: 36 months

Abstract:

Convert2Green will establish an Open Innovation Test Beds (OITB) that enables material suppliers to integrate their innovative, circular and carbon neutral material solutions to the European Key Value Chains: Clean Autonomous Vehicles; Smart Health; Industrial IoT; Low Carbon Industry and Clean Energy. Thus, Convert2Green will provide innovative material suppliers new business opportunities in these value chains. Convert2Green will complement the European Open Innovation Ecosystem with services not present in other OITBs by now:

(1) Complete Eco-Impact Analysis from Raw Material to Product as a service including LCA, LCC, Safety and Toxicity;

(2) TRL4 to 7 Process Chains for Smart Textiles and Processing of Fiber based materials;

(3) TRL4 to 7 Process Chain for Electronics on Plastic, Paper and Textiles;

(4) Pilot Facilities for recovering critical raw materials from products;

(5) Pilot Facilities for Processing of recycled plastics and composites,

(6) Pilot facilities manufacturing of (nano)fibers and composites from bio-sources.

Furthermore, Convert2Green will be the first OITB that establishes and provides to the OITB ecosystem:

(1) procedures and contract models for licensing of joint IP through the Single Entry Point(s);

(2) multilingual digital platform to integrate and jointly promote the service portfolio of all OITBs as well as to interconnect relevant stakeholders and to allow fully digital project and knowledge management;

(3) novel financing models for SME combining a trust generating due-diligence structure with project based investment models and crowd-invest opportunities to accelerate market entry in all value chains given above.

Convert2Green will integrate its services with the whole European Innovation Ecosystem and continues the series of OITB events started by Safe-n-MedTech and FlexFunction2Sustain OITBs to unite and jointly promote the (currently 25) OITBs as a whole to European SME, Industry, Policy Makersand other relevant stakeholders.

Contact persons:
Project Coordinator: Magda Krokida, mkrok@chemeng.ntua.gr
Project Manager: Jaroslava Kasparova, kasparova@amires.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101092347