Ravita (Finland), TerraNova Energy (Germany) and Aquacare (Netherlands) are the three winners who are now part of the project’s pre-commercialisation phase.
The focus is on further developing their eco-technologies to a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 or higher, depending on the innovation’s point of departure and needs. This is done in continuous close collaboration with local stakeholders from the three case studies in Finland, Sweden and Poland; as well as through BONUS RETURN’s decision-support tool.
The steps being followed in this Pre-commercialisation phase are:
- Setting up test-beds and/or Living Labs for 1-3 eco-technologies (one in each case study site).
- Developing business models and tools for stakeholder collaboration and sharing of resources (sites and equipment).
- Risk and benefit analyses as well as tools for procurement of innovations (for example pre-commercial procurement and functional procurement).