The aim of the BERST project was to gain understanding of the possibilities and challenges related to the enhancement of bio-based economies. BERST outcomes are accessible through two catalogues, hosted by VITO and by WUR respectively. The catalogues can be useful for a wide variety of stakeholders, from regional policy makers over local entrepreneurs to profit and non-profit organisations.
The BERST database (catalogue) @ VITO provides detailed information on instruments and measures facilitating bioeconomy development in regions throughout Europe. For each instrument & measure information is provided on:
- A set of descriptive Criteria such as; the targeted region(s), the goal, a short description, contact information, the sector targeted,…
- To which extent the Instrument & Measures helps realising (one or more of) the objectives relevant for the deployment of a regional bioeconomy.
In addition, the catalogue contains:
- Case studies providing in-depth regional bioeconomy profiles for seven BERST regions
- Four good practice examples of regions containing one or more successful bioeconomy clusters.