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RDI2CluB: Biobord innovation hub connecting bioeconomy developers

RDI2CluB: Biobord innovation hub connecting bioeconomy developers

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.

Biobord is an open virtual innovation hub for connecting bioeconomy developers across the Baltic Sea Region. Biobord offers network members tools for managing the project lifecycle, network building and management, interactive online capacity building, matchmaking and connecting with innovation support services. The hub offers a platform and space for a community of individuals to pursuit innovative activity and entrepreneurship in bioeconomy. 

The Biobord Operating Model – Guidelines for Biobord Network and Platform 2.0 provides an updated overview of the network connected by the Biobord platform. Biobord development and piloting is supported by the RDI2CluB.

RDI2CluB: Joint Action Plan for the Development of Regional Bioeconomy Innovation Ecosystems

RDI2CluB: Joint Action Plan for the Development of Regional Bioeconomy Innovation Ecosystems

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.

 

 

 

RDI2CluB: Regional Bioeconomy Profiles

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

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy

The roadmap written for the chemical industry has the aspiration to show a way on how to increase the share of bio-based or renewable feedstock to 25% of total volume of organic chemicals raw materials/feedstock used by the chemical industry in 2030. This document is intended to provide an evidence-based foundation for the EU chemical industry upon which future policy can be implemented and actions delivered.

It describes the actions needed from all stakeholders (government and policy makers, funding bodies, NGOs, the chemical industry, academia, R&D centres, and commercial entities) to incentivise and facilitate the use of bio-based feedstocks and intermediates in the chemicals industry between now and 2030.

The roadmap aims to deliver a set of key messages and actions for each of the nine product groups in scope to achieve the overarching objectives, set out over time, showing interdependencies between them. Along with this, the roadmap will also focus on a set of general barriers that apply to the entire European chemicals industry, and actions that could be taken to address them.