Project details



An Open Innovation Test Bed for Nano-Enabled Bio-Based PUR Foams and Composites

Start date: 01.01.2021

Duration: 48 months

Coordinator: CeNTI - Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials

Budget: 16.7 M€


BIOMAT is a highly innovative 4-year European Project aiming to establish an Open Innovation Test Bed (BIOMAT-TB) for providing services to a wide range of European industries and SMEs in order to accelerate and facilitate the uptake of innovation in nano-enabled bio-based cellular materials.
BIOMAT consortium has identified a large demand for nano-enabled bio-PUR foams with very large markets. Thus, the BIOMAT project selected five of these targeted markets for proof of concept: Building, Construction, Automotive, and Furniture & Bedding.

Thus, BIOMAT will develop a set of multidisciplinary technologies to produce biobased polyurethane foams, including the production of high-performance nano-fillers, adhesives, or bio-polyols that will be complemented with processes for inline monitoring, digital twin pilots, nanosafety, and characterization methodologies. Furthermore, different relevant services such as business plans, LCC and LCA studies, and funds raising will also be provided at fair conditions and cost.

List of achievements

Access the services provided by the project here.

Download the project publications here.


Contact person: António Marques, CeNTI
Address: R. Fernando Mesquita 2785, 4760-034 Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal