Author: Simon Oja

In the framework of the project, the BIOMODER4REGIONS partners SPRING, APRE, ICLEI and Wageningen University realised, in Florence 21 February 2023, an onsite co-creation workshop to discuss with the regional stakeholders issues related to local biobased products, services and initiatives and bioeconomy governance models in Tuscany.

The workshop was organised within a series of co-creation events that were already successfully carried out in February in an online form with the other project’s Pilot Regions in Greece, the Netherlands, Slovakia, France and Sweden.

During the first part of the session, moderated by APRE and supported by the Wageningen University, the local stakeholders had the chance to share their feedback and experience related to the state-of-the-art of the regional bioeconomy, drivers and barriers for the development of local bio-based products and services, positive and negative consequences of realistaion of such products and services, and bioeconomy-related initiatives currently present in Tuscany.  The input received from the stakeholders will feed the development of the conceptual business model framework that will be subsequently used by the Pilot Regions to establish their regional bio-based economy strategies blueprints.

The second session led by ICLEI focused on the stakeholders’ evaluation of a local bioeconomy governance model developed by ICLEI that will be further updated and completed thanks to the feedback received from the stakeholders and, in the longer perspective,  will allow to analyse the actual governance system, practices and related policies in the Tuscany region.

BIOMODEL4REGIONS was represented by our partner Bioeconomy Cluster from Slovakia at the Living Conuntry 2023 conference. The conference was held in Prague (Czech Republic) on January 31st 2023.

The conference was the most important event on regenerative farming in the Czech Republic. The speakers were researchers and experts on soil, farmers from practice as well as policy makers who led interesting presentations and panel discussions on how profitable and environmentally beneficial regenerative agriculture is.

BIOMODEL4REGIONS was presented with the poster and the Bioeconomy Cluster took the conference as an opportunity to spread information about the project, as well as a space for networking with people from the Slovak pilot region, since the conference was attended by some stakeholders who had already joined the project, as well as the target group of consumers.

Here is more information about the conference: https://www.konference-zivakrajina.cz/ (In Czech)

In this the first newsletter from the BIOMODEL4REGIONS project you will get introduced the all the partners in the project, what expertise the contribute with, and what role they have in the project.

The BIOMODEL4REGIONS project aims to support the establishment of the innovative governance models at local/regional level to achieve better informed decision-making processes, social engagement and innovation to support and strengthen EU and international science-policy interfaces to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The methodology is based on the set-up of a governance structure among bioeconomy clusters that will leverage on previous successful projects, initiatives and best practices to capitalise on work performed through several years of research and studies in the field of bioeconomy. These results will be demonstrated within the project to support 6 pilot regions chosen in clusters’ network.

Here you can read the whole newsletter:

Newsletter no 1 – Biomodel4Regions

On behalf of the Biomodel4Regions Project we wish you All a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to sharing the process of the project next year!

Participating partners:

APRE – Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea

PÔLE AQUIMER

Bioeconomy Cluster

BioFuel Region

CiaoTech – Gruppo PNO

Circular Biobased Delta

CluBE-Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia

ICLEI

Innovation Engineering

NaturePlast

RISE Processum

SPRING – Italian Circular Bioeconomy Cluster

Wageningen University & Research

Zielona Chemia

The first project meeting online was a success. On December 12th, 2022, BIOMODEL4REGIONS held it first consortium meeting with all partners online. The progress of the project during the first 6 months was presented and the upcoming work was discussed. 

For half a day the whole consortium of BIOMODEL4REGIONS meet via Teams and held a fruitful meeting where the latest achievements was presented, progress with the ongoing tasks was reported and ways forward was discussed. The meeting was hosted and moderated by Patrizia Circelli from the lead partner CiaoTech.

Each work package provided a comprehensive overview of the activities carried out during the first six months, what deliveries has been done and milestones reached.

The meeting was also forward looking and provided insights to what steps will be taken next and the general plan for the work during the next six months.

On December 5th, 2022, BIOBESTicide will host its first Training for Farmers to present the innovative biopesticide developed in the frame of the BIOBESTicide Project.

For anyone interested this is an great opportunity to discover the innovative biopesticides developed within the frame of the BIOBESTicide Project.

In this event, which will take place online from 11 to 12 (CET) and it will be moderated by GREENCEEL – the project coordinator, will unravel the features and benefits on a new biopesticide counteract the effects of Grapevine Trunk Diseases on both vineyards and winery industry.

Are you interested of taking part?
Register your participation by filling in the form!

About BIOBESTicide Project

The BIOBESTicide project will validate and demonstrate the production of an effective and cost-efficient biopesticide. The demonstration will be based on an innovative bio-based value chain starting from the valorisation of sustainable biomasses, i.e. beet pulp and sugar molasses, and will exploit the properties of the oomycete Pythium oligandrum strain I-5180 to increase natural plant defenses, to produce an highly effective and eco-friendly biopesticide solution for vine plants protection.

BIOMODEL4REGIONS partners CiaoTech and Zeilona Cheima are also partners in BIOBESTicide.

BIOMODEL4REGIONS will be presented at Ecomondo 2022, the benchmark event in Europe for technological and industrial innovation in the field of green and circular economy, which will be held in Rimini (Italy) from 8th to 11th November 2022.

CiaoTech – PNO Group will have a stand at the conference where BIOMODEL4REGIONS will be one of several projects promoted. The stand will be organized as a display booth showcasing important R&D projects that CiaoTech currently are involved in.

To find this presentation on site, visit the D1/189 stand.

The 1st CCIR Coordination and Support Workshop provided many interesting opportunities to network with other projects and extend the reach of BIOMODEL4REGIONS.

Among many new contacts that were established one meeting stands out. This was the first time the coordinator for BIOMODEL4REGIONS had the opportunity to met with the coordinator for ROBIN, a “sister project” founded under the same call.

This meeting offered a possibility to discuss potential synergies and plan for future common activities.

Read more about the ROBIN project at the coordinators website.
ROBIN. Deploying circular BIOecoNomies at Regional level with a territorial approach

BIOECONOMY/CONFERENCE. The Biomodel4Regions project will be presented at the 1st CCRI Coordination and Support Workshop organized by the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative.

On 19th October 2022 Patrizia Circelli, coordinator of the Biomodel4Regions project, will present the main project objectives and expected impacts during the 1st CCRI Coordination and Support Workshop organized by the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative in Brussels.

This workshop will bring together the key actors within the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative for the first time and kick off the overall initiative.

The event provides participants a unique opportunity to meet the CCRI network, including some of the leading actors who are fostering the circular transition for cities and regions across the EU.

At the IFIB 2022 CiaoTech was invited to join a round table with the topic  “The decarbonization of industry: the role of regions” on September 29th.

As representative for the project CiaoTech gave a speech on the following topic: “Circular bioeconomy at regional scale: the BIOMODEL4REGIONS project as a case study”. 

The project aims to support the establishment of innovative governance models at local/regional level and thereby strengthening EU and international science-policy interfaces to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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