In 2018-2020, RDI2CluB partnership will embark on 4 benchmarking visits to boost the development of bioeconomy clusters and innovation ecosystems in the partner regions as well as transnational bioeconomy co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region. Reports from all the visits will be published on this site. Join us on the journey!

Hedmark, Norway & Värmland, Sweden


RDI2CluB team visited Hedmark, Norway and Värmland, Sweden to study the best practices of bioeconomy innovation ecosystem development in rural and cross-border context. Hedmark is part of the leading bioeconomy region in Norway and Värmland has a European best practice smart specialization approach for triple helix co-operation. Furthermore, the team identified potential areas for co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region network of bioeconomy hubs.

Report available (pdf)

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Biobased Delta, Netherlands

On April 18-20, 2018, RDI2CluB project partners from Finland, Norway, Poland, Estonia and Latvia, together with external experts from Latvian Food Cluster, Ministry of Agriculture of Latvia, the city of Äänekoski in Finland and Norwegian University of Science and Technology participated in a Benchmarking visit to Netherlands. Aim of the visit was to learn about the development of bioeconomy clusters and innovation ecosystems while visiting one of the European best practice cluster-foundations focused on bio-economy, “Biobased Delta”.

“Biobased Delta is truly an inspirational example of a strong regional triple helix co-operation united by a shared development vision. A part from regional co-operation, Biobased Delta demonstrated in practical terms the value of strategic inter-regional and transnational networking as a driver of innovation. Overall, I believe that our hosts’ enthusiasm and enterprising spirit was contagious and that we all came back home with a head full of ideas for strengthening our regional innovation systems. Furthermore, the evidence of the value in networks gave as a good momentum for building our transnational co-operation as a partnership.”

-Anna Aalto, Project Manager, RDI2CluB

Report available (pdf)

Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Poland

Our RDI2CluB partners welcome us on a benchmarking visit in June 2019. Report coming up in August 2019.



Vidzeme, Latvia

Our RDI2CluB partners welcome us on a benchmarking visit in March-April 2020. Report coming up in June 2020.