Other commissioned projects
Apart from the wild card projects, we are also funding small projects to investigate specific research questions. Thus, these projects are not part of an open call but have to address a very specific issue.
Below you see a list of the projects that have been funded so far.
Increasing the role of the financial sector in material transition: The scale-up problem and key lessons
Francisco Alpizar, Alfons Oude Lansink, Kaleb Jada
For the EU to achieve its climate goals, it is crucial to quicken the shift away from fossil raw materials. Finding scalable technologies and directing private funding toward them is necessary to achieve this transition.
Developing and piloting a method to determine bottlenecks for scaling bio-material innovations, and R&D and partnership needs
Mariette Campell, Cees Leeuwis
The bio-material technologies developed by WUR researchers require other complementary innovations before they can scale out successfully and contribute to the transition to a bio-economy. The developed method helps researchers and other stakeholders to conduct a quick-scan of their bio-material innovation, what additional innovations are required, and what strategic partnerships should be established.