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BIOECO-UP

Project overview

Circular BioEconomy Market Uptake and Policy Support in Central Europe

The bioeconomy concept seeks to replace fossil resources with renewable raw materials in as many areas and applications as possible. The BIOECO-UP project widely establishes this concept across central Europe. The partners will design new circular value chains for the bioeconomy and change consumer behaviour. They will also support the policy level to push ahead with the transformation.

2,34m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

8

Countries

10

Regions

12

Partners

2

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

43%

Project partnership

Project partners

Magyarország (HU)

Lead partner

Ministry of Agriculture

Department for Agricultural Research and Agri-Environmental Management
Address
Apáczai Csere János utca 9
1052 Budapest
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
http://www.kormany.hu/hu/foldmuvelesugyi-miniszterium

Project partner

Division for Biotechnology/ Department of Biomass Production and Valorisation
Address
Derkovits fasor 2
H-6726 Szeged
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
www.bayzoltan.hu
Total partner budget
176,180 €
Address
Dietrichgasse 27/E
1030 Vienna
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
www.bab.gv.at
Total partner budget
131,600 €
Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale Toso Montanari
Address
Viale del Risorgimento 4
40136 Bologna
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
https://chimica-industriale.unibo.it
Total partner budget
191,800 €
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences
Address
Kamýcká 129
16500 Prague
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
www.czu.cz
Total partner budget
167,740 €
Address
Zahradní 1
66441 Troubsko
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
www.vupt.cz
Total partner budget
209,090 €
DEPARTMENT OF BIOECONOMY AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Address
CZARTORYSKICH 8
24-100 PULAWY
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
https://en.iung.pl/
Total partner budget
228,800 €
Address
Gospodska ulica 32
10000 Zagreb
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
www.ice.hr
Total partner budget
171,100 €
Address
Koritno 67
4260 Bled
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.isd.si
Total partner budget
202,815 €
Biotechnical Faculty
Address
Jamnikarjeva 101
1000 Ljubljana
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
https://www.uni-lj.si/eng/
Total partner budget
182,940 €
Address
Radlinskeho 109/11
94901 Nitra
Country
Slovakia (SK)
Web
https://bioeconomy.sk/
Total partner budget
184,800 €
Department of Agricultural Policy, Innovation and International Cooperation
Address
Ulica grada Vukovara 78
10000 Zagreb
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
www.komora.hr
Total partner budget
214,960 €

Roadmap

1

Challenge

During the last decade it became clear for policy makers that circular economy concept is necessary but not sufficient to cope with challenges of our time like demographic explosion, biodiversity loss, degradation of natural environment and climate change. If we are going to put our economy on sustainable path the quantity of fossil row materials should be decreased in industry and energy sector and we should replace them by renewable ones (e.g. biomass) The biomass-based economy (bioeconomy) model can be an effective tool to reach climate targets in case we develop bio-based value chains on both national and transnational level, increase consumer awareness and support policy recognition of the role of biomass in transition. The BIOECO-UP project contributes the achievement of all three goals.

2

Empowering citizens to become active in circular bioeconomy

We ellaborate 17 bioeconomy related infosheets covering wide range of topics which can function as a written educational material, as well. Workshops will be offered to citizens where they will get ideas how to become active producers and consumers of bioeconomy products. Team members and quadruple helix actors may get familiar with living lab approach as an open innovation ecosystem including key elements and principles for testing different kind of bioeconomy products in each country. Join us and let’s build together a sustainable future!

3

Create circular bioeconomy corss-sectoral value chain

After identifying the bioeconomy potential in BIOECO-UP countries, procedures for transnational bioeconomy cross-sector cooperation will be developed and tested on 7 transnational pilot cases (HU, SI, SK, CZ, IT, CRO, PL). We will improve market uptake of bio-based solutions and integration into mainstream supply value chains. To achieve this goal, we map interested businesses and create opportunities for new international collaborations.

4

Mainstreaming of circular bioeconomy policies

Policy making is an important factor of building sustainable future. BIOEAST Initiative undertook to be an accelerator of policy changes in the Central and Eastern European region. The mission of BIOECO-UP team members is to support the initiative with transnationally verified measures for bioeconomy development that could be used in the framework of Common Agricultural Policy, as well. If you are a policy maker and you are devoted to create a livable future, please do not hesitate, join us today!

News

Events

Pilot actions

Outputs

Final intersectoral cooperation procedures for bioeconomy value chain design

Our aim is to develop a final intersectoral cooperation procedure based on our pilot action's demonstrative testing and transnational peer review. This procedure will serve as a step-by-step guide outlining the most promising techniques for designing cross-sectoral bioeconomy value chains. We specifically focus on sectors such as agroecology, bioenergy, food, forestry, water, biobased materials, and biochemistry. Additionally, we will create a canvas to facilitate adoption by other bioeconomy institutions, such as industry clusters or business/agriculture support institutions. O.1.3
Type of output: Solutions
In development

Protocol for human-centered testing of bioeconomy products in living lab by citizens

We are establishing a new protocol for testing bio-based products using the local living lab approach. This protocol is crucial because it provides a structured method to ensure that bioeconomy products meet real-world needs and are environmentally sustainable. It will serve as a new service offered to business support institutions. The protocol will be utilized by members of the CE Bioeconomy Stakeholder Forum and offered to the BIOEAST initiative and SMEs in the biobased industry. Its purpose is to enhance regional bioeconomy efforts through a co-creation approach that integrates citizen participation in verifying bioeconomy products. (O.2.2.)
Type of output: Solutions
In development

CE Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan

We reviewed the CAP strategies of participating countries to assess their potential support for transitioning to a biomass-based economy. Next, we will create a strategy and action plan to implement these CAP measures effectively. The CE Bioeconomy Strategy will guide how we engage BIOEAST members with a bioeconomy action plan, ensuring these measures integrate smoothly into national policies. Our action plan will detail the steps needed to translate strategy into concrete actions, developed collaboratively by all partners and aimed at BIOEAST Initiative Ministries and thematic working groups. (O.3.1.)
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Rita Soós
Phone: +36-1-795-7917

Finance Manager

Ákos Kristóf
Phone: +36 (1) 7952603

Communication Manager

Krisztina Anett Szabó
Phone: +36-1-896-6301