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BIOMODEL4REGION Project – Workshop

During the online BIOMODEL4REGION workshop we will discuss various aspects related to our local bioeconomy ecosystem (existing  business models, bio-based products, services and initiatives as well as bioeconomy governance models). Participating to the workshop gives a unique occasion to meet people from our regions and create new connections.

Project background

The BIOMODEL4REGIONS project (https://www.biomodel4regions.eu/)  aims to support the establishment of the innovative governance and business models at local/ regional level to achieve better-informed decision-making processes, social engagement and innovation to support and strengthen science-policy interfaces.

The project involves six pilot regions, represented by the following bio-economy clusters:

  • Aquimer in Normandy,
  • Bioeconomy Cluster in Slovakia,
  • Stichting Circular Biobased Delta in Delta region in the Netherlands,
  • BioFuel Region in Sweden,
  • Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia,
  • SPRING in Tuscany (Italy).

Each pilot region, supported by project partners and its local stakeholders, will analyse their governance system and related policies to identify gaps and assess their bio-based economy potential. The project will also establish novel or improved business models to enable local stakeholders (i.e. consumers, industry/producers and public bodies) to switch to environmentally responsible behaviour. Based on the knowledge generated by the project, each pilot region will co-develop and implement a long-term strategy for the bio-based economy.

The project will share its findings and lessons learnt under a fully transferable case-study approach ensuring the replicability of the BIOMODEL4REGION approach in other similar regions throughout Europe.


About the workshop

The workshop will be held online on 6 February 2023, from 9 to 12am CET, will last three hours and will be divided in two sessions, each related to the most burning bioeconomy issues in your region:

First session on the local bioeconomy ecosystem:

  • Discussions on “LOCAL BIOBASED PRODUCTS”

Second session on the bioeconomy governance model:

  • Presentation of the BIOMODEL4REGIONS generic model for the analysis of governance models
  • Group exercise to validate the mapped indicators in the generic model and discuss data implications
  • Planning application of the model for the region, stakeholder roles in data collection and region-specific assessment focus

The workshop will gather around 15-20 local stakeholders representing the following categories:

  • Local administration/policy makers,
  • Research/academia representatives,
  • Local businesses/producers,
  • Civil society organisations/consumers.

End January we will come back to you to provide you with more details about the workshop (online platform to be used, engaging methodologies to be utilised during the event, etc.)

Benefits for you from participating to the workshop

  • Meeting local stakeholders working on bioeconomy in your region  making new contacts/networks,
  • Helping you to improve your existing governance model(s) and business model(s)
  • Being involved in the project activities from the very beginning  having direct access to the project’s  most recent results (governance model, innovative business models adjusted to the regional circumstances/needs, etc.)
  • Providing your valuable feedback to better shape the products and results offered by the project  contributing to high-quality research results in the bioeconomy sector