Tag: Bioeconomy

The Macro-environment Surrounding BE-Rural’s Open Innovation Platforms

The Macro-environment Surrounding BE-Rural’s Open Innovation Platforms

With the recent update of its Bioeconomy Strategy, the guidance of its advisory bodies and the engagement of regional groups and representatives, Europe has found a new track towards a sustainable bioeconomy, building on the notion that regions are the most appropriate territorial level at which to implement bioeconomy strategies. The BE-Rural project incorporates this regional focus into its core vision, putting its regional Open Innovation Platforms (OIPs) front and centre in the process of studying the potential for regional bioeconomies, and articulating and implementing strategies to make them a reality.

In providing an outline of the macro-environment at each of the OIP regions, this task has also served to shed light on key points of collaboration between them, confirming previous notions of potential synergies and revealing new areas where the regional bioeconomies of BE-Rural could complement each other and contribute to the vision of a sustainable EU-wide bioeconomy.

Bioeconomy Research & Innovation Policy Landscape in Europe: A Review

Bioeconomy Research & Innovation Policy Landscape in Europe: A Review

The overall objective of CASA was to help set a consolidated common agricultural and wider bioeconomy research agenda within the European Research Area. CASA achieved this by bringing the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) to the next level of performance as a research policy think tank.  It collaborated with the SCAR ) Bioeconomy Strategic Working Group (BSW), and supported a series of workshops aiming to facilitate development of national bioeconomy strategies in 11 Central European countries, Greece and Portugal.

Bioeconomy Research & Innovation Policy Landscape in Europe: A Review aims to review some of the principal research and innovation (R&I) policy frameworks existing and adopted at the EU level to support the bioeconomy, and in particular across the Directorate-General (DG) network including DG Research and Innovation (DG R&I), DG Agriculture and Rural Development (DG Agri) and DG for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow). These three DGs were chosen given their high relevance and close connection to bioeconomy development from perspectives of securing biomass inputs, improving processing technologies, creating industries and appropriate business models and forming and informing market demand. While the policies and supports of many other DGs inevitably also contribute to the European bioeconomy (e.g. DG Environment, DG Climate Action, DG Competition and DG Energy), the aim of this focused assessment is to review principal R&I policy interactions and identify any gaps in the system.

BioCannDo webinar series: recordings and reports

BioCannDo webinar series: recordings and reports

BioCannDo aimed to increase awareness of bio-based products – products partly or wholly made of biomass –  and informed about potential and long-term benefits of a vibrant bioeconomy sector to the wider public. It also offered a platform for feedback, interaction and engagement in the wider discussion on the value of a bio-based economy.

To facilitate exchange within the project’s networks (of projects and initiatives dealing with bioeconomy communication issues, and of bioeconomy educational  actors) two series of BioCannDo webinars were implemented, targeting:

  • stakeholders that want to engage with others and learn more on how to communicate the benefits of the bioeconomy
  • educators involved in developing and/or teaching bio-based (online) educational materials or programmes in Europe.

Recordings and reports of the webinar series can be accessed at http://www.allthings.bio/past-events/

BioCannDo Factsheet: Seven things to know about bioeconomy

BioCannDo Factsheet: Seven things to know about bioeconomy

BioCannDo aimed to increase awareness of bio-based products – products partly or wholly made of biomass –  and informed about potential and long-term benefits of a vibrant bioeconomy sector to the wider public. It also offered a platform for feedback, interaction and engagement in the wider discussion on the value of a bio-based economy.

BioCannDo developed multi-stakeholder proven key messages for communicating functionality and sustainability aspects of bio-based products with the general public. A dedicated factsheet and additional communication materials are available for each of three product groups: household cleaning products, insulation materials, food packaging). A fourth factsheet describes key messages on the bioeconomy in general.

BIOVOICES methodological approach for Mobilization and Mutual Learning (MML)

BIOVOICES methodological approach for Mobilization and Mutual Learning (MML)

This document provides guidance on how to design Mobilisation and Mutual Learning events that are informed by validated challenges identified by BIOVOICES to co-create actionable, acceptable and responsible outcomes that support the uptake of innovative boil-based solutions.

Guidelines for the design of the BIOVoices mobilisation and mutual learning approach

Guidelines for the design of the BIOVoices mobilisation and mutual learning approach

The overall aim of this report is to develop the guidelines for the design of the BIOVOICES Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) approach that are relevant, attractive and motivating for the quadruple helix stakeholders to contribute and finally to deliver impactful outcomes (policy recommendations, action plans, agreements, further collaboration, etc.).

Identification of Stakeholders’ Interests and Motivations

Identification of Stakeholders’ Interests and Motivations

This report aims at identifying the quadruple helix stakeholders’ interests and motivations to participate in the BIOVOICES MMLs (Mobilisation and Mutual Learning) community. It analyses within a comparative framework data collected in 82 interviews conducted by the 13 partners
of the project distributed among 10 countries (Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom). Its goal is to identify the relevant challenges to prepare future MML events and feed the BIOVOICES MML platform, thus contributing to foster an open dialogue and co-creation of knowledge among all participants.

Report with a synthesis of market perspectives

Report with a synthesis of market perspectives

This report presents an overview of the existing barriers and opportunities to commercialise bio-based applications in Europe as described in current literature, to indicate key issues in the transition to the bio-based economy. As the focus of BIOVOICES is on the market perspectives of application sectors, the aim is to select commercial applications which are relevant for different stakeholders to share their perspectives, knowledge and experiences for mutual learning.

BIOArt Gallery

BIOArt Gallery

The BIOArt Gallery is an online interactive slideshow with 60 stunning pictures of the most promising feedstock and its related bioeconomy applications in everyday life.

It offers an innovative approach of showcasing to the public some examples of bio-based products and applications currently available in the market through several examples: cosmetics, nutraceutics, tissues, toys and sport, disposable tableware, cleaning products, gadgets, and much more.

Visit the Gallery at: https://www.biovoices.eu/gallery/