Post Term: RDI2CLUB

RDI2CluB: Biobord innovation hub connecting bioeconomy developers

RDI2CluB: Biobord innovation hub connecting bioeconomy developers

The goal of the project RDI2CluB project is to support smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of the bioeconomy in rural areas of the Baltic Sea region. RDI2CluB aims to help innovation actors apply EU smart specialisation approaches to their specific field and region. The transnational partnership and network of the project plans to, for instance, support new business development in rural areas and create bio-business hubs to improve innovation management.

At the core is a transnational learning process that results in regional bioeconomy profiles and joint action plans for developing innovation capacity and enhancing smart specialization. Thereafter, the five partner regions build a joint innovation model and a digital platform that functions as a virtual working environment for collaborative development of new products and services. The platform offers an interface to access data on natural resources and bioeconomy potential that can spark new ideas and market entries both at regional and transnational levels.

Biobord is an open virtual innovation hub for connecting bioeconomy developers across the Baltic Sea Region. Biobord offers network members tools for managing the project lifecycle, network building and management, interactive online capacity building, matchmaking and connecting with innovation support services. The hub offers a platform and space for a community of individuals to pursuit innovative activity and entrepreneurship in bioeconomy. 

The Biobord Operating Model – Guidelines for Biobord Network and Platform 2.0 provides an updated overview of the network connected by the Biobord platform. Biobord development and piloting is supported by the RDI2CluB.

RDI2CluB: Joint Action Plan for the Development of Regional Bioeconomy Innovation Ecosystems

RDI2CluB: Joint Action Plan for the Development of Regional Bioeconomy Innovation Ecosystems

The goal of the project RDI2CluB project is to support smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of the bioeconomy in rural areas of the Baltic Sea region. RDI2CluB aims to help innovation actors apply EU smart specialisation approaches to their specific field and region. The transnational partnership and network of the project plans to, for instance, support new business development in rural areas and create bio-business hubs to improve innovation management.

At the core is a transnational learning process that results in regional bioeconomy profiles and joint action plans for developing innovation capacity and enhancing smart specialization. Thereafter, the five partner regions build a joint innovation model and a digital platform that functions as a virtual working environment for collaborative development of new products and services. The platform offers an interface to access data on natural resources and bioeconomy potential that can spark new ideas and market entries both at regional and transnational levels.

A Joint Action Plan (JAP) is the document aiming to support smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in bio-economy in rural regions. It is developed in cooperation with public authorities charged with  implementing national smart specialisation strategy, universities, RDI institutes, business development bodies, clusters, SMEs in bio-economy business and other stakeholders.

The JAP provides details on planned measures and actions arising from bio-economy profile of the region, consisting of objective facts on the present performance and the future potential of bio-economy in regions and good practices and lessons learnt from other bio-economy clusters and bioregions, and SWOT analysis.

 

 

 

RDI2CluB: Regional Bioeconomy Profiles

RDI2CluB: Regional Bioeconomy Profiles

The goal of the project RDI2CluB project is to support smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of the bioeconomy in rural areas of the Baltic Sea region. RDI2CluB aims to help innovation actors apply EU smart specialisation approaches to their specific field and region. The transnational partnership and network of the project plans to, for instance, support new business development in rural areas and create bio-business hubs to improve innovation management.

At the core is a transnational learning process that results in regional bioeconomy profiles and joint action plans for developing innovation capacity and enhancing smart specialization. Thereafter, the five partner regions build a joint innovation model and a digital platform that functions as a virtual working environment for collaborative development of new products and services. The platform offers an interface to access data on natural resources and bioeconomy potential that can spark new ideas and market entries both at regional and transnational levels.

To fully utilize the potential of a regional, national, and EU bioeconomies a clear picture of the bioeconomy potential is needed, to enable further development.  The RDI2CluB Regional Bioeconomy Profile is a collection of bioeconomy related statistical data (production, employment, turnover, etc.) of regional areas in Estonia (NUTS 3), Finland (NUTS3), Latvia (NUTS3), Norway (NUTS3) and Poland (NUTS2). It offers a comprehensive picture of a region’s s bioeconomy performance and gives ideas on possible development areas.

Access to the online dashboard tool that display a set of parameters that helps to indicate the future bioeconomy potential of regions: https://berst.databank.nl/dashboard

RDI2CLUB – Rural RDI milieus in transition towards smart bioeconomy clusters and innovation ecosystems

RDI2CLUB – Rural RDI milieus in transition towards smart bioeconomy clusters and innovation ecosystems

Rural RDI milieus in transition towards smart bioeconomy clusters and innovation ecosystems, RDI2CluB –project, is part of the Interreg Baltic Sea region project family of 2014-2020 under the Priority 1 ‘Capacity for innovation’ that is dedicated to actions strengthening the ability of the Baltic Sea Region to create and commercialize innovation.

Our mission is to help rural areas in the Baltic Sea Region to reach their full potential in bioeconomy
Bioeconomy means economic activities that utilize the biological natural resources and turn them into food, energy, and other products and services. It is founded on the use of clean technologies, renewable natural resources and recycled materials. Bioeconomy makes us less dependent on fossil fuels, prevents the degradation of ecosystems, promotes economic development and creates new jobs.

The rural areas of Baltic Sea Region (BSR) have a great potential for bioeconomy as they have abundant natural resources. However, the rural regions in BSR struggle to reach their full bioeconomy potential due to limited human capital and the lack of specialized clusters and network effects that are typical for urban areas. In the rural regions, the small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in bioeconomy are mostly in traditional, resource-based industries that have not taken full advantage of latest technology and service innovations including digitalization.

  • Project Website
  • Duration
    From: Oct 2017
    To: Sept 2020
  • Funding
    INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020
  • Total budget
    EUR 2.7 million
    European Regional Development Fund: EUR 1.5 million
    Norwegian Funding: EUR 0.4 million
  • Coordinator
    Biotalousinstituutti, Institute of Bioeconomy Teknologia, School of Technology

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RDI2CluB: Biobord innovation hub connecting bioeconomy developers
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RDI2CluB: Joint Action Plan for the Development of Regional Bioeconomy Innovation Ecosystems
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RDI2CluB: Regional Bioeconomy Profiles
The goal of the project RDI2CluB project is to support smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of the bioeconomy in rural
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