Introduction to
pilots4u


Pilots4U aims to set up one very visible, easily accessible network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy with Europe-wide coverage. As pilot- and demo equipment is very expensive and requires specific expertise, open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the market. However, there is a lack of awareness of the availability, type of facility and equipment modules these infrastructures offer, which impedes actors from localising relevant facility. The Pilots4U project sets out to tackle these challenges and provide solutions that will support the development of innovations into products.

Technology Areas


Algae cultivation and harvesting
Anaerobic digestion
Chemical processing
Industrial biotechnology
Material technologies
Mechanical separations
Physicochemical separations
Pre-treatment
Pulping
Thermochemical conversions

What is Pilots4U?

Pilots4U has set up an easily accessible database of open access pilot and multipurpose demonstration infrastructures for the European bio-economy. How can you make use of this database if you are an enterprise active in the bio-economy and looking to scale up your innovative process? Take a look at this video and find out! 

How can you join the network

You can join the Pilots4U network by adding your bioeconomy pilot-scale equipment to our database. The database will contain a catalogue of pilot-scale equipment hosted at open access facilities across the EU, and thus support piloting service users in finding bioeconomy piloting options.

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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