The next ProBio Conference on ‘Exploitation Strategies for Bioeconomy Research Proposals’ will be held in Brussels on 7 June 2016. Click to access the Event Leaflet or for Event Registration.


The ProBIO project provides professional support for the uptake of bioeconomy R&D results towards market, research and policy communities for a more competitive European bioeconomy.

Professional support to the uptake of bioeconomy R&D results

The ProBIO project identifies the results of Knowledge-Based BioEconomy (KBBE) research projects and provides assistance for their uptake. The project will analyse more than 390 projects funded by the European Union’s KBBE Programme, under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Demonstration (FP7).

The consortium is built around highly specialised green innovation consultancies and a European expert group with an outstanding track record in promoting the uptake of results from public research. Additional thematic expertise is ensured by two technical centres and a media agency specialised in European innovation.

By developing different tools to screen and classify research results according to their nature, progress and market proximity, the ProBIO consortium will provide their owners with coaching and tools so that results can swiftly be brought to market, begin to influence policy and stimulate further research.

Services for maximising research impact

ProBIO will provide projects in the bioeconomy area with an opportunity to reach the market more effectively, through a number of actions:

  • For the projects with results which are close-to-market, the consortium will coach the result owners in start-up creation and licencing deals with industrial players;
  • Facilitate links with industrial and financial investors;
  • Provide guidance on how to exploit KBBE research into further research projects, to reach a higher TRL level;
  • Foster networking and knowledge exchange between European bioeconomy initiatives and the most important sector players to raise awareness towards policy-makers and engage the general public.

Moreover, ProBIO foresees a range of events and communication activities supporting knowledge exchange and linkage of different actors along the bioeconomy value chains and making use of synergies through networking.

Conference – Exploitation Strategies for Bioeconomy Research Proposals

The second ProBIO conference will be taking place in Brussels on 7 June 2015.

Join the ProBIO conference and learn how to make the most of your bioeconomy R&I results. The conference will give insights on how to improve the exploitation aspects of a research project proposal to fully exploit all the opportunities brought by your project’s results, as well as examining funding opportunities and consortium building.

ProBIO has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652683. For more information, contact Karolina Krzastek or visit the ProBio website.