Category: New value chains and business models

BE-Rural: Business models for regional bioeconomies

BE-Rural: Business models for regional bioeconomies

BE-Rural aims to realise the potential of regional and local bio-based economies by supporting relevant actors in the participatory development of bioeconomy strategies and roadmaps.

This BE-Rural report focusses on small-scale bioeconomy businesses that are suitable for rural areas and addresses the business opportunities of the BE-Rural target regions (Stara Zagora in Bulgaria, Vidzeme and Kurzeme in Latvia, Strumica in North Macedonia, Szczecin Lagoon and Vistula Lagoon in Poland, and Covasna in Romania). Four exemplary small-scale businesses were selected. These were analysed with the business model canvas (a tool for developing and analysing business models). Their suitability for the BE-Rural target regions was assessed and the economic, social and environmental impacts of each business were analysed.

Power4Bio – Recommendations for the use of existing tools when developing bioeconomy strategies

Power4Bio – Recommendations for the use of existing tools when developing bioeconomy strategies

Power4Bio aims at empowering regional stakeholders to boost the transition towards bioeconomy regions in Europe by providing them with the necessary tools, instruments and guidance to develop and implement sound sustainable bioeconomy strategies.

ThePower4Bio report Recommendations for the use of existing tools when developing bioeconomy strategies presents (in fact sheets) an inventory of most interesting tools for supporting the analysis of the different aspects of a regional bioeconomy. The tool evaluation focussed on the content (data) and the user interaction aspects. The report makes recommendations on further use of the tools by the regional stakeholders involved in the project.

A gross list of 26 tools were reviewed in a quick evaluation. For 10 tools fact sheets were developed that are meant to support users to guide them towards the right tools for their information needs and to facilitate the use of the tools. Another 10 tools were selected to further inspire the design of the Bioregional Strategy Accelerator Toolkit (BSAT).

 

Power4Bio – Key performance indicators to evaluate regional bioeconomies

Power4Bio – Key performance indicators to evaluate regional bioeconomies

Power4Bio aims at empowering regional stakeholders to boost the transition towards bioeconomy regions in Europe by providing them with the necessary tools, instruments and guidance to develop and implement sound sustainable bioeconomy strategies.

The Power4Bio report  Key performance indicators to evaluate regional bioeconomies aims to identify and compile consistent factors, features and key performance indicators (KPI) for the short and medium-term bioeconomy potential assessment. Factors characterizing regional bioeconomies were grouped in eight categories (summing a total of 67 key performance indicators): availability and use of resources, infrastructure and industrial factors, research and innovation, market/economic, transition towards bioeconomy, public and institutional support/governance/policy framework, funding and social and environmental aspects.  The set of indicators is meant to be easy to understand, use and support the bioeconomy situation in the region from very diverse points of view and needs.

AlpBioEco – Market potential analysis apples

AlpBioEco – Market potential analysis apples

The Interreg Alpine Space project Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space (in short: AlpBioEco) aims to foster the sustainability of the local economy in the Alpine Space by the valorisation of innovative bioeconomical potentials, focusing on bio-based food and botanical extract value chains. Especially apple pomace, walnut press cakes and herbal extract by-products are valuable leftovers from for new bioeconomic applications. AlpBioEco contributes to the framework conditions for innovation, resulting in eco-innovative business ideas and concepts for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Alpine region.

This AlpBioEco  report gives a complete and detailed market potential analyses of the apples value chain. 

AlpBioEco – Market potential analysis walnut and herbs

AlpBioEco – Market potential analysis walnut and herbs

The Interreg Alpine Space project Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space (in short: AlpBioEco) aims to foster the sustainability of the local economy in the Alpine Space by the valorisation of innovative bioeconomical potentials, focusing on bio-based food and botanical extract value chains. Especially apple pomace, walnut press cakes and herbal extract by-products are valuable leftovers from for new bioeconomic applications. AlpBioEco contributes to the framework conditions for innovation, resulting in eco-innovative business ideas and concepts for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Alpine region.

This AlpBioEco  report gives a complete and detailed market potential analyses of the walnut and herbs value chains.

 

AlpBioEco – Overview and Replicable Roadmap of apples, walnuts and herbs/hay value chains

AlpBioEco – Overview and Replicable Roadmap of apples, walnuts and herbs/hay value chains

The Interreg Alpine Space project Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space (in short: AlpBioEco) aims to foster the sustainability of the local economy in the Alpine Space by the valorisation of innovative bioeconomical potentials, focusing on bio-based food and botanical extract value chains.  Especially apple pomace, walnut press cakes and herbal extract by-products are valuable leftovers from for new bioeconomic applications. AlpBioEco contributes to the framework conditions for innovation, resulting in eco-innovative business ideas and concepts for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Alpine region.

The AlpBioEco report Results and Replicable Roadmap gives an initial overview over the examined three value chains of apples, walnuts and herbs/hay. It entails a “replicable” roadmap for the analysis of bio-based value chains that can shall be a standardised guide to analyse value chains with bioeconomic aspects and potentials in regions like the Alpine Space.

RUBIZMO – Replicable business models for modern rural economies – Virtual Library

RUBIZMO – Replicable business models for modern rural economies – Virtual Library

RUBIZMO will identify innovative business models with a significant potential to support modernisation and sustainable growth in rural economies, and relevant to the food sector, bio-based value chains and ecosystem services. Business models with the potential to contribute to the modernisation and sustainable growth of rural economies will be selected, packaged and classified according to their nature, comprising technologies, services, business support structures, financing mechanisms, etc.

The work in RUBIZMO will result in the series of practical, user-oriented tools.

The Virtual Library gathers a collection of inspiring rural business ideas from across Europe, to inspire and inform potential entrepreneurs about business opportunities. Each business idea is presented to better understand its background and success factors and to gather some tips from business owners to replicate success. Sectors covered present promising opportunities for rural economies: food, bio-based value chains, and ecosystem services.

Beta version: https://rubizmo.eu/business/virtual-library

Report on needs and challenges of SME companies in the bioeconomy in NW Europe

Report on needs and challenges of SME companies in the bioeconomy in NW Europe

Lack of policies related to investment and demand in the bio-based products remain large barriers to small and medium-sized enterprises working in the bioeconomy in North-West Europe. This is the conclusion of a survey carried out as part of the BioBase4SME project in 2018. The project, co-financed by InterregNWE, aimed to support SMEs in the bioeconomy with funded technical and business services, as well as training.
For the survey, bioeconomy SMEs in six countries of North-West Europe were presented with a list of barriers and asked to rate them on how they impact their business development. The SMEs were asked to rate the barrier from 1 to 5, with 5 being a barrier actively preventing business development. The questions were the same as in a survey carried out in 2014 as part of a previous project, Bio Base NWE, also co-financed by InterregNWE. This allows the two surveys to be compared and offers an insight into the progress of the bioeconomy as well as the impact of
bioeconomy policy in NW Europe.