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Replicable business models for modern rural economies

Objective

RUBIZMO will identify business models with high potential for empowering rural communities to take advantage of the opportunities arising from improved value chain optimisation. It will directly supporting the creation of sustainable jobs and growth in rural economies, supporting a multi-actor approach for generation of shared-value. Ultimately, the project looks to contribute to rural development in Europe, supporting the Europe 2020 Strategy for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, as well as supporting Regional and Rural Development policy.

To do this, the project will identify innovative business models (developed or identified in existing projects under FP7, H2020, Interreg, Central Europe, etc.) 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.

This will result in the creation of four practical, user-oriented tools:
- Virtual library of business cases, to inspire and inform potential entrepreneurs about business opportunities;
- Guidelines on creating favourable conditions for the deployment of innovative business models, to help public authorities and rural networks create adequate framework conditions for rural innovation;
- Toolkit for clustering and network development in rural areas;
- Transformation support tool, to help individual entrepreneurs understand which business models are best adapted to their situation, and how to go about implementing change.


The project will then prepare Europe-wide upscaling and replication in rural areas using real life cases, taking account of the complexity of transferring value chains.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2017-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 665 832,50

Participants (15)

GREENOVATE ! EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 209 625
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
IFAU APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 216 875
Address
Agiltevej 15
2970 Hoersholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INVESTORNET-GATE2GROWTH APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 254 500
Address
Diplomvej 381 St
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR AGRARTECHNIK UND BIOOKONOMIE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 190 280
Address
Max Eyth Allee 100
14469 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
PROQUANTIS LTD & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 353 875
Address
Nipkowstrasse 10
53125 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIATIA ROMANA PENTRU AGRICULTURA DURABILA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 108 255
Address
Str N Titulescu Nr 1
915200 Fundulea Calarasi
Activity type
Other
CLUSTER VIOOIKONOMIAS KAI PERIVALLONTOS DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 280 156,25
Address
Zep Area
50100 Kozani
Activity type
Other
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 193 125
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 82 875
Address
Ul. Cypriana Kamila Norwida 25
50-375 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IRISH RURAL LINK CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 191 625
Address
Unit 2A, Moate Business Park, Clara Rd
N37W 9R0 Moate Westmeath
Activity type
Other
ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 278 250
Address
Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 274 125
Address
Lindenstrasse 87
26123 Oldenburg
Activity type
Other
COOPERATIVAS AGRO-ALIMENTARIAS DE ESPANA U DE COOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 152 000
Address
Calle Agustin De Betancourt 17 Planta 4
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Other
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 230 181,41
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GREENFLEX
France
EU contribution
€ 247 271,88
Address
16 Boulevard Montmartre
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)