Color&Brain BV is an open-innovation co-creation network and has the objective to stimulate sustainable development, especially in cooperation with SME's. Color&Brain develops new sustainable products and services for accelerating transition to a bio-economy. These activities are complemented with educational and applied research activities at the Hanze University of Applied sciences in Groningen. International cooperation is prerequisite for creating critical mass for achieving the transition to bio-economy target. International cooperation is within EU for H2020 research and network programmes and in SE-Asia, especially, Incheon University S-Korea. Rob van Haren is technical-scientific coordinator of the EU-H2020 Bioabased Industries (BBI) project LIBBIO: Lupinus mutabilis for Increased Biomass from marginal lands and value for BIOrefineries.