Author: LIFT-Team

Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Bioeconomy Products and Processes

This document provides an overview of the structure and content of the product and process environmental factsheets available on the Bioeconomy Observatory web pages. These factsheets are divided into three groups that reflect the three pillars of the bioeconomy: (1) food & feed, (2) industrial bioproducts and (3) bioenergy. Compiled based on publicly available data/information collected from studies using life cycle assessment (LCA), they describe different bioeconomy value chains and their environmental performance.

Guidebook on engagement and co-creation methodologies.

This guidebook starts with an introduction on the concept of outreach and engagement methodologies and activities. Besides, giving this general overview it presents three exemplary engagement models, outlines how BLOOM’s engagement activities can be aligned to the Grand Societal Challenge of Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, or marine and maritime and inland water research, and highlights activities that are considered to be both engaging and relevant to BLOOM’s approach of empowering citizens and raising awareness for bioeconomy.

Co-creation processes will be at the heart of BLOOM’s five regional hub activities because co-creation follows an approach of involving different perspectives and collaboratively designing tools, materials, processes, activities or strategies. A variety of targeted creative methods and creative tools feed into this guideline support the hub leaders designing the most appropriate suitable workshops and to choose most fitting methodologies to reach their goals. Therefore, besides background information on co-creation, its potential and general information about organising such workshops, this section provides also as practical support a selection of co-creation methods and an example of a co-creation workshop moderation sheet, to be adapted and used by the BLOOM hubs.

All in all this guidebook is set up to encourage the BLOOM partners and hubs to structure, plan, and implement an engagement model tailored to the specific needs, drivers and barriers of each hub and thus should serve as a pool of engagement methods, activities and background information and offers assistance with planning the BLOOM co-creation workshops.

How to promote education, training and skills across the bioeconomy.

On 15 October 2019, BLOOM (represented by colleagues from the School Network and the Polish Hub) participated in the European Commission-lead event on Promoting education, training and skills across the bioeconomy, aiming to encourage the exchange of good practices among various bioeconomy stakeholders. The event addressed Action 2.4 of EC’s bioeconomy strategy: developing the new education and skills needed to support new and emerging bioeconomy approaches, particularly with regards to higher education, vocational education and the development of entrepreneurship programmes.

Boosting Bioeconomy Knowledge in Schools – free online course

Boosting Bioeconomy Knowledge in Schools online course. To learn how you can explore sustainable economic solutions with your students! Knowledge about bioeconomy is an essential requirement for students of the 21st century. Not only will the bioeconomy sector provide the jobs of the future, this knowledge will help your students better understand the challenges of tomorrow’s society and enhance their skills as responsible citizens.

Deliverable 2.4 – Toolkit for a Systems Analysis Framework of the EU Bioeconomy

This document is based on the contribution of all project partners. It especially builds forward on the three interim project deliverables in Work Package 2. Myrna van Leeuwen, Hans van Meijl and Edward Smeets of LEI Wageningen UR are the editors of this report. Researchers who contributed are Peter Verburg and Marleen Schouten (VUA), Stefan Bringezu and Meghan O’ Brien (WI), Hannes Böttcher and Hugo Valin (IIASA), Yannis Tsiropoulos (UU), Lauri Hetemäki, Marcus Lindner and Alexander Moiseyev (EFI), Franziska Junker and Ralf Döring (TI), and Siwa Msangi (IFPRI).

Deliverable 3.3 Final Report – Design of a systems analysis tools framework for a EU bioeconomy strategy

This deliverable builds on the two interim project deliverables in Work Package 3 ‘Systems analysis protocols’ and on the results of Work Package 1 ‘Scoping and definition of the systems analysis framework’ and Work Package 2 ‘Tools for evaluating and monitoring’. All SAT-BBE partners have contributed to this report.

Deliverable 3.1 – Operational relationship between analytical tools available in the framework

This document is part of WP 3 ‘Systems analysis protocols’ of the EU FP 7 SAT-BBE project: Systems Analysis Tools Framework for the EU Bio-Based Economy Strategy.

The objective of this deliverable is to lay out the operational relationship between the various modelling tools that will support the analysis of the knowledge-based bioeconomy.

The essential elements that are needed to describe the evolution of the bioeconomy have already been laid out in the previous deliverables of the project – but this work package component will make the possible nature of the linkages between them more concrete and specific to the various modelling tools that are used within the research consortium. By describing the operational relationships between the analytical components, the possible methods for linkage, and the challenges that are faced in carrying this out – we will lay the groundwork for the actual design and implementation of a workable set of protocols.

This exercise will also serve to highlight the many complex interactions that are considered in the systems analysis tools framework developed in this project.

SuperBIO: Building and supporting new bio-based value chains with SMEs Guidance document for application

This document is provided to introduce and provide guidance to organizations considering an application for innovation services funding from the SuperBIO Horizon 2020 project. It should be read in conjunction with the application form. The project runs from 1st of June 2016 until 30th of November 2018. Applications can be submitted until 31st of July 2018.