CLIC ProjectBooster

CLIC ProjectBooster is a time forced challenge driven innovation project design process

CLIC ProjectBooster process target is to create new challenge driven ideas to solve our systemic challenges. ProjectBooster utilizes online tools and face-to-face workshops to initiate thematic ideations for new projects. The process usually takes 2-3 months. The teams work with cross-sectoral challenges and define research questions. The companies and academia work side-by-side on the challenges at hand.

Spring 2022 we will bring topics related to energy, sustainable urban solutions, circular economy and bioeconomy to ProjectBooster. Additionally we feed R&D&I ideas from GreenE2 and 4Recycling ecosystems into the ProjectBooster process.

Timetable for ProjectBooster 2022 research pitch events:

GreenE² ecosystem and Energy themes:

  • 9.2.2022 at 14.00 – 15.00: Online open info session for researchers/research teams on energy/GreenE2 themes.
  • 26.4.2022 at 9.00 – 12.00: Pitch session. The themes for the pitches are the following:
    • Energy storages
    • Resilient energy system
    • Sustainable transportation
    • Piloting of high TRL technology
    • Sensors, analytics, data processing, AI, machine learning in the energy industry
    • Opportunities of 3D printing in the energy industry
    • Open topic

Circular economy theme:

  • 13.4.2022 at 14.00 – 15.00: Online open info session for researchers/research teams on Circular economy and Urban solutions themes.
  • 5.5.2022 at 13.00 – 16.00: Pitch session. The themes for the pitches are the following:
    • Plastic circularity – What after PLASTin
      • Consumer aspects
      • Design for circularity
      • Material identification and sorting automation
      • Multimaterial packaging
      • AI and data driven modelling
      • Usability of recycled plastics
    • Circular economy in the process industry – Towards zero emission and zero waste
      • New technologies and solutions for elimination, reduction, purification, and conversion of side streams
      • New innovative utilization routes for side streams; by-products and development of applications
      • Utilization of challenging large side streams
      • Closed loop solutions
      • Systemic solutions towards zero emissions and zero waste
    • Disruptive technologies for circular economy
      • Sensors, analytics, data processing, AI, machine learning
      • Opportunities of 3D printing
      • Modular manufacturing
    • Open idea on any of CLIC Innovation CE SRIA focus areas
  • If you are interested in pitching at this event, register here by May 3, 2022.

4Recycling ecosystem and bioeconomy themes:

  • 15.3.2022 at 14.00 – 15.00 Online open info session for researchers/research teams on 4Recycling and bioeconomy themes. See the recording of the info session and download the slideshow here.
  • 23.5.2022 at 13.00 – 16.00: Pitch session. The themes for the pitches are the following:
    • Totally new, bottom-up research openings implementing the jointly made CLIC’s Strategic Research and Innovation agenda for forest-based circular bioeconomy​
    • Advanced manufacturing concepts for functional fibre-based materials and products
    • End-product functionality driven fractionation of bio-mass empowered by analytics​
    • Use of recycled materials in food packaging
    • ​Sensors, analytics, data processing, AI, machine learning in the process industries
    • Opportunities of 3D printing in the process industries ​
    • Modular manufacturing in process industries ​
  • If you are interested in pitching at this event, register here by 13 May 2022.

Follow our events page to see theme specific topics and register for research pitching. CLIC company partners will receive a calendar invitation to follow the pitch sessions. Each pitch will be 3 min+5 min for Q&A and defined templates will be used for pitch presentations. Selected research teams/ideas will be contacted after the sessions to start planning for future projects.

ProjectBooster is open to all CLIC owner organizations and partners paying the annual partnership fee and companies operating in the 4Recycling or/and GreenE2 ecosystems.

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