KET4CleanProduction Newsletter
Welcome to the second KET4CleanProduction Newsletter, a quarterly edition focusing on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and cooperation opportunities among Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and KET Technology Centres.
The EU-funded project KET4CleanProduction aims to help SMEs tackle their clean production challenges while being innovative, competitive and sustainable. By encouraging the use of advanced manufacturing technologies and related key enabling technologies, the production processes are expected to upgrade towards a more energy and material efficient state.
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News from the "KET4CleanProduction" world
5 SMEs receive Micro Grants from KET4CleanProduction to kick start their innovative project
In 2018 we have set the wheels in motion. In the rise of 2019 we are happy to announce that five manufacturing SMEs from Austria, Denmark, Hungary and Slovenia have already started cooperating with KET Technology Centres (KET-TCs) in order to  benefit from Key Enabling Technologies, thanks to their succesful application for micro grants by KET4CleanProduction in the first two rounds.
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Micro Grant Process
Few days left for applying for a Micro Grant: step on it!
Our mission in supporting SMEs to tackle their clean production challenges is ongoing. The current (3rd) cut-off date for the evaluation of further proposals for a micro grant is 31st of January 2019. Don't miss it!
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KET4CP report
Key Enabling Technologies and SME needs

How European SMEs perceive Key Enabling Technologies and their impact? To what extend do SMEs integrate KETs in their production? Why some countries perform better than others do in KET diffusion and adoption? A recent study of KET4CleanProduction enlightens us on the above and offers recommendations.

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Discover how SMEs and KET TCs joined forces to tackle challenges in clean production
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Reducing climate change on crops
"Fyteko" is a young company developing and producing advanced plant biostimulants. Thanks to the collaboration with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, the company launched new products which allow plants to better withstand climate change. It also managed to expand the product to an industrial scale and conduct numerous field test worlwide.
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Interested to read more best practices?
From advanced manufacturing and materials, to nanotechnology and nano / micro electronics, and from industrial biotechnology to photonics, KET TCs and SMEs show the way! Here are a few examples of succesful cooperation:
Whisky waste for biofuel
Trixel®, the world’s smallest RGB laser beam scanner
Treatment and valorisation of waste waters using algae
Recycling of tyres
Plasma treatment of surfaces and various production materials
Nzero ski wax with 100% natural components
Mytitox – Nanomaterials for toxic algal blooms prediction
Digital services for optimizing temperature control systems
Development of new functional inks and innovative inkjet processes
Development of flexible, organic and large area electronics and sensorics
Designing, developing and distributing new ecological plastics
Cyber Physical Production System reduces assembly error in tractor production
Capacitive inclination sensors
Biorefinery technologies and applications
A diagnostic system for the end control of electronically commutated motors

Event Highlights
KET4CleanProduction presented at the Annual Cluster Manager Day

Managers of 110 Cluster Associations received first-hand knowledge about KET4CleanProduction during the Cluster Manager Day in Stuttgart, December 6 2018, by Steinbeis 2i ...

KET4CleanProduction at the Annual Conference of the Enterprise Europe Network

Participants of the 
Enterprise Europe Network Annual Conference 2018 had the chance to get acquainted with the KET4CleanProduction project during the interactive workshop ...

We will be there! Join us!
24 January | Brussels, Belgium | Brokerage Event

Brokerage Event for Innovation Agencies


26 February | Oberhausen, Germany | Conference

Kongress BIO raffiniert

18 April
| Bergen ob Zoom, The Netherlands | Workshop

Natural Fibertastic 2019


5-10 May | Bovendonk, The Netherlands |Training Course

Innovation BioCamp 2019


15–16 May | Maternushaus, Cologne | Conference

12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777441

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