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Sustainability and Participation in the Bioeconomy: A Conceptual Framework for BE-Rural

Sustainability and Participation in the Bioeconomy: A Conceptual Framework for BE-Rural

This report outlines the conceptual framework of BE-Rural and provides practical guidance to the design and implementation of the five regional Open Innovation Platforms (OIPs) within BE-Rural. This conceptual framework aims to provide guidance regarding the overall ambition of BE-Rural, and the foundations by which the project will operate throughout its duration. The first part of this document describes the context, objectives and regional focus to be taken within the project. The second part outlines key concepts and founding principles that lay at the heart of the project. Following this, the conceptual framework of BE-Rural is presented and discussed.

Overall, the founding principles that lay at the heart of BE-Rural include the principles of co-creation, openness and inclusiveness, sustainability and transparency. These are incorporated into the key concept of the Quintuple Helix Approach, in which knowledge and innovation generated by key stakeholders from policy, business, academia and civil society are placed within the larger frame of the environment. Supporting this, the Action Research Approach ensures that reflection is integrated throughout all stages of project work.

BIOLINX Legacy Document

BIOLINX Legacy Document

BioLinX supported participants in FP7 and H2020 bioeconomy related projects in commercializing their innovative ideas and connects them to markets and regional networks.

Via its Linking & Support Programme, innovation owners were given targeted assistance. This could take the form of training, for instance in venture capital pitching, or help in drawing up a business plan. Sometimes, this meant opening a door to the right funder, either public or private. BioLinX also established connections to new potential partners and provided databases on intellectual property and online brokerage.  The BIOLINX Legacy Document aims to inform European bioeconomy clusters and projects of the analysis performed by BioLinX, so they can, to their own discretion, put BioLinXs’ efforts to use in their respective journeys in contributing towards a flourishing European bioeconomy.

This legacy document contains potential opportunities in matching selected FP7 / H2020 activities with current needs / opportunities within 12 key bioeconomy regions throughout Europe.

 

Assessment of the current ICT, IoT, and Industry 4.0 solutions in European biomass utilization

Assessment of the current ICT, IoT, and Industry 4.0 solutions in European biomass utilization

This report introduces a collection of ICT, IoT and Industry 4.0 technologies utilized in Biomass Supply Chains that constitute current state-of-the-art along with their brief descriptions. The technologies are divided by the location of their applications into two categories:
a) regional state-of-the-art describes solutions utilized in the involved demonstrator regions of Andalusia, Spain, and South-Eastern Ireland;
b) Pan-European state-of-the-art describes solutions utilized in other regions of Europe.

BIO-TIC Pragmatic recommendations for action

BIO-TIC Pragmatic recommendations for action

The BIO-TIC project comprehensively examined the innovation hurdles in industrial biotechnology (IB) across Europe and formulated action plans and recommendations to overcome them. The projects is built on three pillars: an online industrial biotech community, an assessment of biomass and sustainability in industrial biotech, and an action plan for industrial biotech in Europe.  As part of the action plan for industrial biotech three roadmaps to overcome barriers were developed: Market roadmap, R&D roadmap and Non-Technological roadmap.

Principal barrier to European industrial biotechnology development was cost-competitiveness, both compared to fossil alternatives and compared to other regions of the world. This was affected by many factors including the cost of feedstock, technology readiness levels, and the market support for bio-based products. The cost competitiveness issue was compounded by difficulties in accessing finance for large scale projects, an often low end user awareness of IB derived products and by a lack of skills and operational alliances to drive the sector forward.

This press release discusses ten pragmatic recommendations for action to tackle identified barriers and hurdles, and to ensure that most of the market potential is realised in Europe. These cover feedstock issues (improve the opportunities for feedstock producers within the bioeconomy, investigate the scope for using novel biomass), processing issues (promote the use of co-products from processing, improve the bioconversion and downstream processing steps, identify, leverage and build upon EU capabilities for pilot and demonstration facilities), investment challenges (introduce a long-term, stable and transparent policy and incentive framework to promote the bioeconomy, and improve access to finance for large-scale projects) and support for innovation more generally (develop the skills needed now and in the future for the IB industry, assess and improve public perception and awareness of IB and bio-based products, develop stronger relationships between conventional and non-conventional players).

BIO-TIC Summary of hurdles and solutions in industrial biotechnology

BIO-TIC Summary of hurdles and solutions in industrial biotechnology

The BIO-TIC project comprehensively examined the innovation hurdles in industrial biotechnology (IB) across Europe and formulated action plans and recommendations to overcome them. The projects is built on three pillars: an online industrial biotech community, an assessment of biomass and sustainability in industrial biotech, and an action plan for industrial biotech in Europe.  As part of the action plan for industrial biotech three roadmaps to overcome barriers were developed: Market roadmap, R&D roadmap and Non-Technological roadmap.

This document provides a concise overview of main hurdles and solutions collected during the multi-stakeholders iterative process. Presented solutions are discussed in more depth within either the BIO-TIC R&D roadmap or the BIO-TIC non-technological roadmap.

BIO-TIC Non-technological roadmap

BIO-TIC Non-technological roadmap

The BIO-TIC project comprehensively examined the innovation hurdles in industrial biotechnology (IB) across Europe and formulated action plans and recommendations to overcome them. The projects is built on three pillars: an online industrial biotech community, an assessment of biomass and sustainability in industrial biotech, and an action plan for industrial biotech in Europe.  As part of the action plan for industrial biotech three roadmaps to overcome barriers were developed: Market roadmap, R&D roadmap and Non-Technological roadmap.

The non-technological roadmap identifies regulatory and non-technological hurdles that may prevent IB innovation from taking advantage of market opportunities., and proposes solutions for key market entry barriers.