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