The ZAP facility offers knowledge centres, small and medium-sized businesses and large companies an infrastructure for working together on biobased product development and process optimisation. It forms the link between lab scale and production scale. Because of the close links with the Research Centre Biobased Economy from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, the ZAP facility serves as an innovative learn-work environment. Companies, researchers and students work together on issues from the business community. Biobased companies that supply equipment for the ZAP facility are, among others, Suiker Unie, Royal Cosun and AVEBE. Project plans with companies are currently being drafted for the following research topics: Bioconversion for green chemistry, Biorefinery with a focus on green extraction, and Smart Processing.