Do you have an innovative idea for a new bio-based or circular product?

Posted on: 25/03/2020

Deadline to apply: 9 April 2020, 17.00 to win a voucher of € 20,000 and get to test the proposed solution.


Nine Circular and Bio-based Open Innovation Challenges are now open. Apply today to the BioVoice Open Innovation Challenges Programme.


PNO is looking for the best solution providers with the most promising idea to address the challenges.

Apply before April 9th, 17.00 to win a voucher of €20,000 and get to test the proposed solution with the large industry owning the challenge.


A list of challenges are below:

1 DOW – How can we ecologically prevent the macro-pollution (mussels and oysters) in our seawater cooling system?

2 DOW – How can we reduce chromium levels in salt/brine?

3 Cargill – Which industrial applications are there for wheat protein?

4 Cargill – Phosphate recovery from a semi-dry wheat product stream

5 CAPI Europe – Who has a biobased alternative for the raw material of our design flower pots?

6 SABIC – A sustainable application for hydrogen that will ultimately yield more than burning it as an alternative to natural gas.

7 Cargill – How can we clean and reuse 100% of our wastewater?

8 Cosun – How can we make the most of the pectine in sugar beet pulp?

9 LambWeston – How can we counteract the grey discolouration of our potato products in a more environmentally friendly way?


At PNO and FundingBox, they want to know you better. Tell them which is the challenge that interests you the most.

Email at and they will provide you with further information about the funding program, tips and tricks to increase your chances of winning the challenge, and tailored information about future innovation, voucher and funding opportunities for you.

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