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.