The EU is currently seeking ways to promote the market uptake of bio-based products through standards, labels and public procurement. nova is part of the research project “Open-Bio” (www.open-bio.eu) that aims to support these goals.
Within Open-Bio, nova is developing a product database that aims to facilitate the public procurement of bio-based products on a European level. In a common effort with scientific and industry partners, a concept of such a product database has been developed, which needs to be tested and demonstrated now by showcasing exemplary bio-based products that can be relevant for public procurement.
Therefore, we are currently looking for partners that are willing to participate in this demonstration phase of the website and provide information about their bio-based products. In the medium term, this website is intended to act as a European information platform for all levels of public procurement, and will be operative also after the end of the Open-Bio project.
We have already data from several product groups. At the moment we especially like to welcome suppliers of following bio-based product groups:
- Clothes and Textiles
- Nursery and Medical Equipment
- Heat, Electricity and Lighting
- Furniture and Indoor interiors
Source: nova-Institut GmbH, 2016-08-09.