Tag: Bio-based economy

RUBIZMO – Replicable business models for modern rural economies – Policy brief

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 RUBIZMO Policy brief Anticipated Futures for Modern Rural Economies builds on a review of literature and EU policies for rural development, innovation, entrepreneurship and the bio-based economy. It provides a basis for conceptualizing modern rural economies. It outlines emerging opportunities to promote diversification, shared values, innovation, and resource conservation, and to reach a common understanding of the solutions to set up a “Modern Rural Economy” in different conditions.

GBO: Book of results

The Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland supported project Grenzeloos Biobased Onderwijs – GBO (Boundless Biobased Education) developed demand-driven bio-based education programmes at secondary, higher and university level and on worked on better training and research facilities for education and business.

But how will the market demand look like, now and in the future? And what competences does the bio-based professional of tomorrow need? Starting from roadmaps for promising sectors such as agriculture and horticulture, non-food, chemistry and biotechnology, (clean) technology and materials and working together with experts and the business community the GBO project looked for answers on these questions.

Key project outcomes are presented in various -closely connected- formats including: 1. the online book of results, 2. the digital platform European Biobased Knowledge Network, 3. a market survey on competencies of young professional who will help shape and develop the future bio-based economy and 4. a survey of training and research facilities and an inventory of existing and needed training and research facilities.

In the online  book of results GBO project activities and results (research findings, course modules, interviews, videos, MOOC’s, and an online platform) are briefly introduced at the (Dutch language) project website : https://resultaten.biobasedonderwijs.eu.  They are presented in three categories: students, teachers and companies.