Post Term: Case Study

Key steps to establishing a Digital Innovation Hub

Key steps to establishing a Digital Innovation Hub

ICT-BIOCHAIN has established two Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) focused on biomass supply-chains. 

These are the first of its kind DIHs for the bio-based sector, bringing together established Model Demonstrator Regions and linking biomass suppliers and bio-industry with digital technology experts and other multi-actors (agribusinesses, entrepreneurs, academia, local authorities) to leverage the opportunities of the “digital bioeconomy”.

Recommendations for Digital Innovation Hubs mobilisation

Recommendations for Digital Innovation Hubs mobilisation

The ICT-BIOCHAIN project has held different events as a way to mobilise the Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and engage stakeholders, making the most out of this initiative. 

These events and the best practices learned from them are presented next as a suggestion of potential activities to be conducted. 

S2Biom summary and individual reports on optimal logistical concepts case studies

S2Biom summary and individual reports on optimal logistical concepts case studies

The S2Biom project supported the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing harmonised data sets, strategies, and roadmaps at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU28, Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova and Turkey. The project improved scientific evidence on the availability, cost supply, technologies and framework conditions (policy, financing, sustainability) for lignocellulosic non-food biomass by 2030.

This S2Biom report provides an overall summary as well as three individual case studies to match optimal logistical concepts (conceptual designs) with the specific regional situation:

  • Small-scale power production with straw and Miscanthus in the Burgundy region (France);
  • Large-scale power production with straw and residual woody biomass in the Aragon region (Spain);
  • Advanced wood logistics in the Province of Central Finland.

Data on biomass availability and demand and quality specifications of the conversion technology have been used in combination with data on logistical components and concepts to provide guidelines for the case study partners to construct relevant regional cases. These advanced regional case studies can serve as example for other regions in the EU-27.

 

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.

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.

Best Practice Sheet in the EIP-AGRI format

Best Practice Sheet in the EIP-AGRI format

The deliverable D3.8 “Best practice sheet in the EIP-AGRI format”, is aimed to present the results achieved in the collection of the first 20 practices for the ENABLING project.
While being a relevant outcome for the upcoming project activities, the Document aims to be a useful and inspirational source of information for practitioners and potential stakeholders of the bioeconomy sector