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BioEconomy Regional Strategy Toolkit

Objective

The implementation of the European bioeconomy occurs under the impulsion of entrepreneurs (ranging from carbon-based industries to farmers and foresters) and political authorities, assisted by knowledge workers (R&D). The drivers are (1) the search for alternative resources for fossil fuels, (2) the response to climate warming by becoming as CO2 neutral as possible and (3) the industrial demand for new functionalities offered by biobased materials and chemicals. Regions can be encouraged to apply new development strategies. Regions can also be guided to find ways to support, encourage and enhance concrete actions towards the bioeconomy by current and potential entrepreneurs within a bioeconomy. All regions are potentially ‘bioregions’, and the BERST project provides tools (sets of criteria, catalogues both of instruments and measures as well as of good practices and case studies, and guidelines for elaborating regional profiles to prepare for smart specialisation strategies) to help regions in their trajectory of bioeconomic development. The aim of this project is to take into account the bioeconomy potential and strategies of a range of different regions in Europe, and therefore to gain understanding of the possibilities and challenges related to the enhancement of biobased economies. The project also provides a support network in order to promote the development of smart specialisation strategies based on regional bioeconomic potential. The results and outcomes of this project will be linked to each region’s “normal” planning and strategic development processes, and therefore to give additional tools for the regions to enhance their bioeconomies. This also means to promote stakeholder relations within bioregions, so that entrepreneurs can guide regional priorities in the development of the bioeconomy. The outcome of the project – with both a toolkit and an operating bioregional network – is intended to be taken over by the nascent EU Bioeconomy Observatory.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/health economics

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 248 338
Administrative Contact
Vivian Luttikhuizen (Mrs.)

Participants (14)

CAMBRIDGE ECONOMETRICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 67 317
Address
Covent Garden
CB1 2HT Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jon Stenning (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 89 752
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 118 375
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ruben Guisson (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 40 235
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Evangelia Perperi (Dr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 34 088
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luka Juvančič (Dr.)
FACHAGENTUR NACHWACHSENDE ROHSTOFFE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 44 701
Address
Hofplatz 1
18276 Gulzow
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Birger Kerckow (Mr.)
JYVASKYLAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU
Finland
EU contribution
€ 78 508
Address
Rajakatu 35
40200 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anneli Ylimartimo (Dr.)
ASOCIACION MADRID PLATAFORMA DE LA BIOTECNOLOGÍA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 44 326
Address
Jose Abascal 56
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dolores Julián (Mrs.)
FUNDACION PARQUE CIENTIFICO DE MADRID-FPCM
Spain
EU contribution
€ 36 539
Address
Calle Faraday 7 Edificio Claid
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Arbelo (Mr.)
PERIFEREIAKO TAMEIO ANAPTIXIS DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 29 072
Address
Zep Kozanis Area Floor 3 Thesi Paiamporo
501 00 Kozani
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Kouras (Mr.)
Keski-Suomen liitto
Finland
EU contribution
€ 38 676
Address
Sepänkatu 4
40100 Jyväskylä
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hannu Koponen (Dr.)
GEMEENTE WESTLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 51 859
Address
Stokdijkkade 2
2670 AD Naaldwijk
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeroen Straver (Mr.)
BIOCAMPUS STRAUBING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 088
Address
Europaring 4
94315 Straubing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Schleker (Dr.)
ECONOMISCHE IMPULS ZEELAND NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 40 089
Address
Buitenruststraat 225
4337 ER Middelburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marlon Pijpelink (Mr.)