The BioBase4SME project, co-financed by Europe’s Interreg NWE programme, is now providing start-up companies working in the bioeconomy with €7,000 worth of specialist training, fully funded by the project. An intensive, week-long Innovation Biocamp will give these companies the tools they need to commercialise their idea and grow their company. The training culminates in a live pitch to investors. Start-up and spin-out biobased companies based in the Interreg North West Europe area (Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and parts of France, Germany and the Netherlands) are encouraged to apply for their place on the Innovation Biocamp, which will take place in Yorkshire, UK from 23-28th July, 2017. The course includes a series of lectures from experts in key aspects of business growth, such as value propositions, business modelling, financing growth and risk management. Each lecture will be followed by group exercises mediated by an experienced facilitator. Participants will then work with mentors to apply this learning to their own company. The deadline for applications for the Innovation Biocamp is 19 May 2017. See the website for further details.