Our mission was to bring together bioeconomy developers throughout the rural areas of Baltic Sea Region to a joint table to solve global and local challenges with bioeconomy innovations. Our aim was to connect bioeconomy innovation networks to share ideas, find partners and work together to create business opportunities in bioeconomy. Together we built knowledge and raised awareness on sustainable and viable bioeconomy business potential in Baltic Sea Region. To enable international co-operation, we created an open international digital platform called Biobord, which was tested and scaled up via several pilots together with local small and medium sized enterprises during the RDI2CluB-project. Three year project RDI2CluB ended in September 2020 and an extension stage project ConnectedByBiobord will continue, starting from October 2020, the good work.

RDI2CluB-project unites authorities, RDI institutes (Research, Development and Innovation 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
  • Inland, Norway
  • Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Poland
  • Vidzeme, Latvia
  • Estonia

Project process

 

RDI2CluB-project started in October 2017 by mapping joint regional challenges and by looking joint solutions to those. Crosscutting issues between regions are sustainable development, multi-level governance and climate change adaption and mitigation. In order to answer these challenges, there is a need for capacity for innovation. Increased capacity will be reach by understanding each regions’ strengths in the field of bioeconomy, by supporting innovation management and the implementing of the innovations, and by increasing transnational co-operation. The understanding of the bioeconomy strengths of each region was succeeded by benchmarking regional bioeconomy profiles and by creating a joint action plan for developing regional innovation capacities. The support of innovation management and the implementing of that will be reach by creating international open virtual bio business hub (Biobord) and by creating an operational model for the innovation management -aspect. Transnational co-operation between regional innovation systems will be reach via pilots that are carried out with local SME’s (small and medium sizes enterprises). These out puts, except the benchmarking of regional bioeconomy profiles, is validated via piloting during the RDI2CluB-project. More of the project from the About the Project -section.

News

27 Sep 2019

Biobord connect bioeconomy developers across the Baltic Sea Region

Piloting of Biobord Platform and Operating Model is started from the beginning of September 2019 in the network of RDI2CluB partnership and connected stakeholders.

11 Jun 2019

Biobord prototype ready for Joint Actions and Innovation Co-operation

RDI2CluB project reached the half-way mark in the end of March 2019. The milestone was celebrated with the release of the prototype of the Biobord platform for test-use in the partnership.

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.

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Facebook post by Biobord Time is flying and already five months behind us in the #connectedbybiobord -project. And four more to go! 😲 Following steps were taken during February: 🤔Food Hack by Biobord planning. A #transnational online food hackathon that is taking place 11.03. - 12.03.2021. Full programme, teams and experts will be published later this week. Stay tuned! 🌲 Release of Forest Tech Analysis that analyzes the use of #technology and data flow in the forest value chain. Full report can be found from here. https://forum.biobord.eu/t/forest-technology-analysis/2180 🤝Data-based decision making in forestry - transnational workshop was held 24.02.2021, between Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian #forestry stakeholders to validate the conclusions of the Forest Tech Analysis. 👩‍🏫Release of a transnational technological report called Remote Sensing Technologies for Monitoring of Wild Animals. Full report can be found here: https://forum.biobord.eu/t/remote-sensing-for-monitoring-of-wild-animals/2195 💡Building of a criteria to evaluate the success and experiences of the ongoing #innovation piloting. 📒 Initial design of the Operating Model 4.0 with more practical support for innovation process and more clear network model. Follow our journey here and on #Biobord, and join the discussion! https://biobord.eu #bioeconomy #MadewithInterreg #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Transnational technological report of remote sensing technologies for monitoring of wild animals, is out! 🤜🤛 https://forum.biobord.eu/t/remote-sensing-for-monitoring-of-wild-animals/2195 Since October 2020, the #ConnectedByBiobord project partners Institute for Environmental Solutions, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Høgskolen i Innlandet and PRO Civis have been collaborating to develop new technological approaches for monitoring of large-bodied wild animals and free-ranging live-stock. As a part of this process, the partners reviewed existing capabilities of various remote sensing technologies and assessed their potential for monitoring of large-bodied wild animals, free-ranging livestock and their habitat. The partners explored existing and future challenges of #wildlifemonitoring and management in the Baltic Sea Region context; reviewed and assessed currently used approaches and methods for monitoring of wild animals, free ranging livestock and their habitats; collected and conducted analysis of stakeholder needs in every partner country, identified opportunities for the development of innovative, #technology-based solutions for monitoring of large-bodied wild animals, free-ranging livestock and their habitats. The study focused on dominant, large-bodied ungulate species in the countries of Baltic Sea Region and Norway, including elk (Alces alces), red deer (Cervus elaphus), roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), and wild boar (Sus scrofa); free-ranging livestock and semi-domestic reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), and effective and remote data acquisition technologies with minimal human involvement from a data acquisition perspective. The Technological Report will be further exploited to design and conduct technological piloting and demonstration activities in Latvia, Norway and Finland with a purpose to test the application of various technologies and tools in practice. Find us from Biobord and join the discussion! #Biobord #bioeconomy #MadewithInterreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Upcoming field demonstration plans of the #ConnectedByBiobord-project, being presented to regional stakeholders by JAMK University of Applied Sciences 🤩 The aim of the field demonstration events in Latvia, Finland and in Norway, is to test the applicability of drones for the wild ungulate population as well as browsing damage estimation in a certain territory. Demonstrations are being conducted in transnational co-operation by: JAMK, Institute for Environmental Solutions and Høgskolen i Innlandet. Findings will be presented on the open #Biobord forum. Make sure to register, if you are interested to share your input! Read more of our background work from here: https://biobord.eu/news and find us from Biobord! #technology #drone #wildlife #bioeconomy #MadewithInterreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Biobord - Connecting bioeconomy developers! #MadeWithInterreg #bioeconomy #sustainableinnovations Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Forest sector technology analysis is here! 🧐 As a part of the In the #ConnectedByBiobord -project, transnational forest innovation -group has performed an analysis of technology and data flow in the forest value chain. The analysis forms the basis for the further work with the industry stakeholders and a base for upcoming Forest Hackathon. Find the report from the open forum of Biobord, and share your thoughts in the comments of #Biobord: https://forum.biobord.eu/t/forest-technology-analysis/2180 Stay tuned to hear what we will find out! #bioeconomy #forest #forestry #Technology #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
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Facebook post by Biobord Half way there! 🤜🤛 Interreg Baltic Sea Region project ConnectedByBiobord started in October 2020 and now we are already in the half way of the implementation 😮 Here is what we have accomplished during last months: * Scopes and approached defined for the three thematic pilots (food, forest and technology) by the transnational teams of #ConnectedByBiobord 🧐 Food innovation pilot focuses on solving five common challenges within alternative proteins and functional foods. Check out our upcoming Food Hack by Biobord-event, where these challenges are solved: https://www.facebook.com/events/1802677066563447/ Forest innovation pilot focuses to find gaps and potentials from the wood value chain from forest stand to end-user products. A transnational #hackathon will be hosted to solve recognized challenges in April 2021. Technology innovation pilot has decided to study the use of #drone technology for data production for monitoring of wildlife, also in the transnational context. After careful data collection, it is time to test out selected methods in practice 🤩 * The aim of the innovation pilots is to design and test practices for building co-creation dialogue and develop open innovations in the transnational context. Process started right away in the beginning of the project when jointly agreed #innovation process was outlined. Next step is to plan the evaluation of the selected process and used innovation methods, and to collect and analyze the data. * ConnectedByBiobord team has also started the process of Operating Model version 4.0. Stay tuned to follow our project and our journey! And find us from https://biobord.eu 👋 #MadewithInterreg EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region #bioeconomy
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Facebook post by Biobord It is time to get to know more of #Biobord users! 😍 Biobord is a digital platform that connects #bioeconomy developers from different sectors and regions to solve global and local challenges. 🤩 Here are few of our members, and more introductions are available on Biobord: https://forum.biobord.eu/t/meet-the-network-and-introduce-yourself/1271/6 Register now (it is totally free) and join us! The power of our transnational network is in your use 💁‍♀️
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Facebook post by Biobord Food Hack by #Biobord challenges are here! 🧐 On March 11th and 12th Alternative proteins and functional foods themed Food Hack by Biobord will unite transnational team of experts and hackers together to collaborate on the #food #innovation challenges (5), where each participant will have their own role in making the ideas come to life. While SMEs will share their needs and challenges, the external experts will work as advisors of the hackers and give their insights to develop innovations. If you find these challenges interesting and would like to join the hackathon, please visit: https://forum.biobord.eu/t/save-the-date-food-hack-by-biobord-11-03-12-03-2021/2040/5 Challenges are: 1. How to share and exchange expertise knowledge ? 🧑‍🏫 How can different stakeholders working on similar challenges share their knowledge and expertise in a creative and constructive way? What do the channels of information look like today and how can we improve them? In what way can we gain access to process and technology know-how? Today and in the future? 2. Finding new and different strategies for marketing healthy and nutritious food 📣 What kind of marketing strategies, for example nudging, can be used to increase consumption of healthier and more nutritious innovative food products that are beneficial, attractive, and affordable, thus more sustainable for the planet, businesses and the individual? What technical solutions could benefit healthy food choices? 3. Changing the perception of plant-based protein🌱 What strategies can be built to change our perception of plant-based proteins as a direct alternative to a particular dish (sausage, hamburger) and instead of modifying the structure of the product to see it as a stand-alone protein source? What would we call these products and how would they be marketed? 4. Transforming the attitude towards new products, including protein from insects and insects as food 🦗 What would happen if we placed the insect food product in a different context (environment, tradition, or culture)? How do we design the “insect food experience” to attract new markets? What marketing strategies can be explored to design the insect food experience? In which context, tradition or culture could the insects fit in? 5. Exploration of new protein resources 🤯 What could be the new alternative protein sources? Where can we obtain knowledge about such raw materials and how should this information be made available? This is a great way to success in the developing of new products and bring them all the way from the first idea to finished product on the market. It is time to collaborate and network! This event is part of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region project ConnectedByBiobord that aims to promote smart and #sustainable growth on the Baltic Sea region by connecting #bioeconomy developers around #BSR. Find us from Biobord.eu! EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Vidzemes plānošanas reģions Krinova Incubator & Science Park JAMK University of Applied Sciences Stockholmi Keskkonnainstituudi Tallinna Keskus, SEI Tallinn Pärnumaa Arenduskeskus #connectedbybiobord
Facebook post by Biobord #Biobord news from Latvia! 📣 Young people are driving the #sustainable economy 😍 Active and environmentally aware younger generations, including Generation Z and Millennials, are a major driving force behind climate change and sustainable development movements. By combining utopian ideals with entrepreneurial spirit, young people are developing new and innovative ideas and solutions to environmental challenges. Nordregio together with the partners from the Baltic Sea Region, have created an INSPIRING BROCHURE to show how the youths’ efforts are currently helping to make sustainability an important political issue and topic of everyday conversation. 🤩 Brochure: http://jauna.vidzeme.lv/upload/BeUBio-youth-stories-2020.pdf Read more from Biobord news: https://biobord.eu/news #connectedbybiobord #bioeconomy #BSR Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord #Biobord news from Latvia! 📣 Young people are driving the #sustainable economy 😍 Active and environmentally aware younger generations, including Generation Z and Millennials, are a major driving force behind climate change and sustainable development movements. By combining utopian ideals with entrepreneurial spirit, young people are developing new and innovative ideas and solutions to environmental challenges. Nordregio together with the partners from the Baltic Sea Region, have created an INSPIRING BROCHURE to show how the youths’ efforts are currently helping to make sustainability an important political issue and topic of everyday conversation. 🤩 Brochure: http://jauna.vidzeme.lv/upload/BeUBio-youth-stories-2020.pdf Read more from Biobord news: https://biobord.eu/news #connectedbybiobord #bioeconomy #BSR Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Project partner of ConnectedByBiobord Høgskolen i Innlandet from Norway is now offering education also for #biotechnology 🤩 Find the colleagues of Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences from #Biobord! --> biobord.eu #bioeconomy #sustainability #research
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Facebook post by Biobord See how #biobord and the project behind it, RDI2CluB, has supported #smartspecialisation -strategy to promote #greentransition! 🤩 " Macro-regional S3 for the bio-based and circular economy represents a real opportunity for greening our economies. The prerequisites to make it work are identification of potential transnational value chains, active involvement of public, research and business sectors and transnational exchange of expertise, leading to lasting transnational partnerships" Writer Johanna Leino from The Baltic Institute of Finland https://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/-/baltic-sea-region-interregional-cooperation-on-circular-bio-economy?inheritRedirect=true Illustrations: Diana Pitkänen 2020. #MadewithInterreg #Interreg #bioeconomy Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Does #innovation, #sustainability and #food make your heart leap? Are you passionate about more sustainable future of food, functional food or alternative proteins ? Then save the date and join us to Food Hack by Biobord 11.02. - 12.02.2021! The Food Hack by Biobord is a digital 48-hour long innovation competition hosted by ConnectedbyBiobord-project and experts of the industry. In the event companies around Baltic Sea region solve global food related challenges in transnational teams and together with experts. New innovations and global contacts are guaranteed! Stay tuned to find out more! #biobord #connectedbybiobord #bioeconomy #event #hackathon Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region JAMK University of Applied Sciences Krinova Incubator & Science Park Vidzemes plānošanas reģions Stockholmi Keskkonnainstituudi Tallinna Keskus, SEI Tallinn Pärnumaa Arenduskeskus
Facebook post by Biobord News from Biobord Network 📣 Biobord Network member, Vidzeme region proves to be the place to invest in #bioeconomy innovations! 🤩 The Vidzeme region in Latvia is one of the most progressive regions of Northern Europe, developing and implementing smart, knowledge-, and technology-based solutions for the sustainable use of forest, agricultural and water resources. Innovation in Vidzeme has a special role, and with a recently made video story Vidzeme demonstrates to be a unique place to invest in bioeconomy #innovations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKxEpuiiJlY&feature=emb_logo Read more from Biobord news: https://biobord.eu/news #ConnectedByBiobord Vidzemes plānošanas reģions
Facebook post by Biobord New #call on Biobord! 📣 A call to find ongoing activities, projects and businesses around plant based proteins in healthy food, in Baltic Sea region, has been announced on #biobord. Do you have any on your region? Make sure to share your knowledge on Biobord: https://forum.biobord.eu/t/plant-based-proteins-ongoing-activities/2002 All you have to do is register (totally free) and share your information 🧏‍♀️ Data is used for Interreg Baltic Sea Region Seed Money -project Balt PRO: https://projects.interreg-baltic.eu/projects/balt-pro-247.html See you on Biobord! #Interreg #MadewithInterreg #bioeconomy #plantbasedproteins #connectedbybiobord EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region