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What bio-based products and materials are available? What are the most sustainable textiles? What is sustainable food production? These all topics are under discussion in BLOOM project.

BLOOM project boosts European citizens knowledge and awareness of bioeconomy research and innovation. It operates with stakeholders in BLOOM hubs that locate around Europe. BLOOM establishes open dialogues between civil society, bioeconomy innovation networks, local research centers, business and industry stakeholders and various levels of government including the European Commission.

BLOOM aims to

  • raise awareness and enhances knowledge on bioeconomy by enabling open and informed dialogue throughout the bioeconomy innovation processes
  • build up and strengthen a bioeconomy community,
  • facilitate a common understanding of the concept, providing reliable insights into bioeconomies, its practices, benefits and implications and
  • foster learning and education.

With these aims in mind, the project will contribute towards dismantling existing barriers that impede the development of a bioeconomy and bioeconomy activities at the regional and EU level.

Finnish BLOOM hub focuses in wood

BLOOM operates through regional hubs. The hubs locate in Austria, Spain, Poland, Nederlands, Finland and Sweden, and the hubs have different bioeconomy focus areas, such as agriculture, food, wood and wood based products. One of regional hubs locates in Central Finland and elaborates in Bioeconomy Campus. Central Finland hub is focusing in wood and wood based products.

The contact person of Central Finland Hub is Project Manager Kirsi Knuuttila in Bioeconomy Institute of JAMK University of Applied Sciences, kirsi.knuuttila(at)jamk.fi.

What is BLOOM project?

The official name of BLOOM is Boosting European citizens knowLedge and awareness of biOeconOMy research and innovation (BLOOM). It is Horizon 2020 project and is carried out in 11/2017-10/2020. BLOOM is coordinated by Zentrum für Soziale Innovation GmbH (AT). Other partners are Wissenschaftsladen Bonn (DE), Wageningen Research (NL), European Schoolnet (BE), MedienWerkstatt Linz (AT), Global EcoVillage Network – Europe (ES), Campus de Excelencia Internacional en Agroalimentación (ES), Copernicus Science Centre (PL), Uniwersytet Rolniczy Im. Hugona Kollatajaw Krakowie (PL), Vetenskap & Allmänhet (SE), JAMK University of Applied Sciences (FI) and Ecosocial Forum Europe (AT).

For further information look up BLOOM website and BLOOM social media sites:
Twitter: @BLOOM_EU | Facebook: BLOOM EU | Instagram: @BLOOM_EU | LinkedIn: BLOOM EU