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Our mission is to help rural areas in the Baltic Sea Region to reach their full potential in bioeconomy. We hope to achieve our mission through building capacity for transnational cooperation in innovation management and smart specialization in bioeconomy. To enable transnational cooperation, we create an open transnational digital platform for innovation in bioeconomy, which will be tested and scaled up via several pilots together with local small and medium sized enterprises.

RDI2CluB unites authorities, research, development and innovation (RDI) institutes and business development bodies from five regions to a joint quest for boosting smart and sustainable bioeconomy development in the rural areas of Baltic Sea Region. The five regions of the RDI2CLuB partnership are:

  • Central Finland/Finland
  • Hedmark/Norway
  • Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship/Poland
  • Vidzeme/Latvia
  • Estonia

Project process

 

News

28 Nov 2018

Benchmarking guided Joint Action Plan development of RDI2CluB partner regions

During the first year of co-operation, RDI2CluB partnership has focused on capacity building for smart specialization in bioeconomy. Partner regions have learned about each other’s strengths and challenges as well as identified a roadmap for jointly developing bioeconomy in rural regions around the Baltic Sea.

5 Jan 2018

RDI2CluB adopted as Flagship of EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

In November 2017, RDI2CluB was adopted as a Flagship of Policy Area Bioeconomy by the EUSBSR National Coordinators. Flagships demonstrate the progress of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, and serve as pilot examples for desired action in the policy area. According to EU Strategy for Baltic Sea Region, Bioeconomy offers an abundance of opportunities to grow primary industries and opens up new development prospects in the rural areas.

26 Jun 2017

Finland received nearly million euros for the development of a bioeconomy innovation system

The Interreg Baltic Sea Region is a cooperation programme between eleven countries. The region has abundant natural resources, but also challenges in reaching its full bioeconomy potential. Furthermore, the exchange of knowlege in the area has been sparse.

Our Advisory Board member, BSSSC, had a Board meeting in Cesis, Latvia. 🇱🇻The meeting involved presentations of many impressive projects in #bioeconomy, energy-efficiency, lifelong education and smart specialization from @RDI2CluB partner, @VidzemesRegions. #BSR https://t.co/Bo6CCWqR5x
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Our Advisory Board member, BSSSC, had a Board meeting in Cesis, Latvia. The meeting involved presentations of many impressive projects from the RDI2CluB partner, Vidzeme region. Among others projects in bioeconomy, energy-efficiency, lifelong education and smart specialization.
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Soon we are exploring the potential for low-emission wooden construction and other forest-based bioeconomy development in Swietokrzyskie Voivodeship with a benchmarking team of RDI2CluB. See you there in June 3-6! 🌲🌲🌲🇵🇱🤩
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Mjösa Tower - worlds tallest wood building made with Norwegian and Finnish expertise in wood construction 🇳🇴🇫🇮 #BSR #bioeconomy https://youtu.be/cd06dYjWWs4
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Mjösa Tower - worlds tallest wood building made with Norwegian and Finnish expertise in wood construction 🇳🇴🇫🇮 #BSR #bioeconomy https://t.co/IJJqrLgps2
Central Finland is hosting the Open Finnish Championship in Food Craftmanship in 2019. A great place for food SMEs to gain product development feedback and recognition. Hope to see our Nordic and Baltic @rdi2club friends in Jyväskylä in September 2019! #bioeconomy #BSR https://t.co/2C7IPNgykO
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Vidzeme Planning Region with support from JAMK University of Applied Sciences are organising a parallel seminar on June 13, 2019 as a part of the EUSBSR Annual Forum in Gdansk. Seminar addresses SMEs needs for Lifelong Learning to Transition towards Sustainable Business Models Changing demographic patterns has a strong impact on socio-economic development in the Baltic Sea Region and these changes accelerate regional disparities. Updated programme available on EUSBSR Annual Forum 2019 website https://strategyforum2019.eu/10th-annual-forum-of-the-eusbsr
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🇵🇱 Youth engagement in Swietokrzyskie Voivodeship. 250 students aged 6-15 were encouraged to become friends of environment!
Find presentation of the Regional #Bioeconomy Profiles along with the other exciting examples of “Specialicing in bio- and circular economy in the Baltic Sea Region” @bsrstars @RDI2CluB #Interreg #BSR https://t.co/Jw2WmzLvtN
European Bioeconomy Scene 2019 involves also a study tour to Central Finland at the Bioproduct mill in Äänekoski! #EUBioScene19 #bioeconomy https://t.co/mG5lH4mTKS
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💬Our Advisory Board gathered today for a webinar on the #JointAction Plans for transnational co-operation between @RDI2CluB regions. The actions have already started since January. In April, the implementation is boosted with the uptake of online platform. Report published soon!
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💬 Our Advisory Board gathered today for a webinar on the #JointAction Plans for transnational co-operation between @RDI2CluB regions. The Board gave us valuable feedback for the finalisation and next steps with the Joint Action Plans. The actions have already started since January. In April, the implementation is boosted with the uptake of online platform. Report published soon!
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On March 26, the BSR Stars S3 final seminar, Specializing in bio- and circular economy in the Baltic Sea Region, took us to a study tour in Hiedanranta, Tampere, where a housing and business area for 25 000 people is under development. The plan is to create a carbon-negative urban area where more energy and food is produced than consumed. The technologies making this possible include biochar, dry toilets and vertical farming already demonstrated on site. In the seminar, Hannu Koponen, Regional Council of Central Finland, presented the Regional Bioeconomy Profiles developed in RDI2CluB as a best practice case for smart specialization in bioeconomy. BSR Stars S3 project is coming to end now, but the multiplying work continues e.g. with planned platform project on smart specialization. Some of the key results of the BSR Stars S3 have been Policy Briefs published by Nordregio. These include topics of industrial symbiosis, inclusive digitalization, developing and managing innovation ecosystems in circular economy and building effective transnational partnerships. #BSRStarsS3 #EUSBSR #Interreg #smartspecialisation
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Air quality is a global question of social responsibility and serious health and environmental concern, for example, in Poland. Our @RDI2CluB partners raise awareness on at issue at EKOTECH Trade Fair 2019 in Kielce. (with English subtitles) https://t.co/xwXlwFArJs
#Bioeconomy happens on regional level! @RDI2CluB's regional bioeconomy profiles and the related online tools for knowledge-based regional smart specialisation strategy work in bioeconomy presented at the final seminar of #BSRStarsS3. #EUSBSR #Interreg https://t.co/7wmGYK2kzT
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RDI2CluB project on EKOTECH Trade Fair 2019 in Kielce is now available also with English subtitles! 🤩🌿🌼
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🇱🇻🇳🇴@tretorget and @HiInnlandet on stage at the Vidzeme Innovation conference to showcase #bioeconomy #innovation potential and examples from Norway at Vidzeme Innovation Week! https://t.co/OGp5Hf3tuM @VidzemesRegions #transnationallearning #BSR #Interreg
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Bilateral actions continue! 🇳🇴🇱🇻 Norwegian partners from Tretorget and INN University participated in Vidzeme Innovation conference held in Valmiera on 28.2.2019. Ole Bakmann presented about how to promote and support innovation in education and Ola Rostad about untapped potential in bioresources. In a panel discussion on economic trends, Runa Skyrud represented the bioeconomy field. 🌿💡🎋💡 Vidzeme Innovation Week is an ensemble of events that take place throughout the region within five days, aiming to encourage existing and future employees, entrepreneurs and managers to see the potential of innovation in their everyday work. http://innovation.vidzeme.lv/en/events/2019-02-28/vidzeme-innovation-conference-innovation-for-development-day2.html
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Transnational learning and bilateral joint actions on the way. Wood construction and low-emission building in focus. #RDI2CluB #Interreg #BSR
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On the road of forest-based bioeconomy! 🌲🌲🇳🇴🇸🇪 Benchmarking visit to Hedmark, Norway and Värmland, Sweden displayed 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. #Interreg #BSR #S3 @RDI2CluB team’s lessons learned now published on our website! https://www.jamk.fi/en/Research-and-Development/RDI-Projects/rdi2club/benchmarking/