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Promoting circular bio-society in Central Europe

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) is the only industry-led European bioeconomy association pioneering investment and creating synergies for a sustainable European circular bioeconomy. It is working towards a vision of a future of informed citizens choosing a sustainable way of life, supporting an economy that couples economic growth with societal well-being and respect for the environment. Consortium activities are not balanced throughout Europe, especially in Central European countries. The EU-funded CELEBio project will boost bioeconomy-related activities in countries such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. It will design and implement evidence-based Action Plans for each of the targeted countries. The project will also bring bioeconomy stakeholders from research and industry together.


The level of activities of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) is not balanced throughout Europe. This is particularly the case in 'moderate/modest innovator' countries according to the European Innovation Scoreboard. This may be the result of insufficient knowledge of the potential for the bio-based industry in these countries, by actors in bio-based activities in these countries as well as by BIC. Additionally, actors in these countries may not be fully aware of the opportunities offered by BIC and the Bio-based Industries Initiative. The Central Europe LEaders in Bioeconomy (CELEBio) project will contribute with fact-based information and networking, which will represent a starting point for further expansion of the Bioeconomy in the relevant geographical area. The main objective of CELEBio is therefore to contribute to strengthening Bioeconomy-related activities in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Slovenia through the elaboration of evidence-based Action Plans for each of the targeted countries, as well as through the dissemination of information on the opportunities offered by BBI. To this end, the CELEBio project team will support the setting-up of a network of BBI info points (BBI Ambassadors). In order to set the grounds for further action in support of the uptake of bio-based technologies and facilitate matchmaking between stakeholders in research and industry, the CELEBio project team will map Bioeconomy stakeholders.


Net EU contribution
€ 197 500,00
Via genova 9
34121 Trieste

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Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

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