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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.

Facebook post by RDI2CluBSisarkampus norjalaisessa vuoristoidyllissä: hirviä ja suomalaista teknologiaa | Tarvaalan tarinoitablogit.jamk.fiBlogissa pääset tutustumaan Tarvaalan kampuksen arkeen niin henkilökunnan kuin opiskelijoidenkin näkökulmasta. Tervetuloa Tarvaalaan!
Hannariina and Anna shared experiences from Evenstad Campus, Norway in the Stories from Tarvaala blog of Bioeconomy Campus. The Institute of Bioeconomy is excited to build the connection with Evenstad Campus, both in applied research and development project as well as in education and student cooperation. 🇫🇮🇳🇴 Blog available in Finnish at Tarvaalan tarinat https://blogit.jamk.fi/tarvaalantarinoita/2018/12/13/sisarkampus-norjalaisessa-vuoristoidyllissa-hirvia-ja-suomalaista-teknologiaa/
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rdi2club.eu website updated - benchmarking reports now available online! Exploring where chemistry meets agriculture and markets at the European best practice bioeconomy cluster, Biobased Delta. Impressive triple helix co-operation. @rdi2club JAMK University of Applied Sciences
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🌷🌷🌷https://t.co/64375Pt1JN website updated - benchmarking reports now available online! First report on @biobaseddelta where chemistry meets agriculture and markets at the European best practice bioeconomy cluster. Impressive triple helix co-operation. @rdi2club #JAMK_fi
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#Benchmarking #bioeconomy in Hedmark, Norway & Värmland, Sweden. Exploring big questions... How to build a connected innovation ecosystem in a rural region? How to make the cross-border innovation co-operation work? Report coming soon, photos out now! https://flic.kr/s/aHskNPexvG @Hedmark @PaperProvince
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#Benchmarking #bioeconomy in Hedmark, Norway & Värmland, Sweden. 🌲How to build a connected innovation ecosystem in a rural region? How to make the cross-border innovation co-operation work? Report coming soon, photos out now! https://t.co/wWCmPMgzjL @Hedmarkfylke @PaperProvince
As stated by the Nordic #bioeconomy forerunners, we should credit the agriculture for making a transition to climate friendly farming practices. Agriculture has great impact potential! #NordicSolutions #COP24 https://t.co/zA7LySjZSa
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RDI2CluB team meet-up at the Business from Bioeconomy event in Sunny Karlstad. The event offered best practices of #BSR #bioeconomy with great networking opportunities. Intensive days with speed-dating, local bioproducts and in-depth discussions on innovation management model and the platform. #BSRStarsS3
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HRV Farm’s brand new cattle shed for 600 cows was filled by 3000 visitors for Open doors day. As evident from the wide interest, HRV Farm is a benchmark not only for the scale, but for use of new technology and the model of farmers’ cooperation. #CentralFinland #Bioeconomy 🐄🐄🍀
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Congratulations HRV Farm! The newly constructed cattle shed for 600 cows was filled with over 3000 visitors on Friday Nov 30 when interested farmers from near and far, along with the local community, came to HRV Farm’s estate in Kalmari, Saarijärvi Northern Central Finland. The open doors event was organized together with Bioeconomy campus actors, technology providers and other partners. Behind the investment is a group of three local farmers who joined their expertise to design and operate the farm that showcases advanced technology solutions for ensuring the animal wellbeing and quality in production, including the Finland’s largest carousel milking station (DeLaval PR 2250). As evident from the wide interest in the cattle farmers’ community, the HRV Farm is indeed a benchmark for use of new technology and the benefits of co-operation. #CentralFinland #Bioeconomyhotspot #BioeconomyCampus
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Our Latvian team was well represented in the benchmarking visit in Norway and Sweden with participants from several SMEs from the High added value and healthy food cluster of Latvia. Fruitful discussions and interesting visits resulted in many leads for Joint Action Plans. 🥔🥔🥔🌲🌲🌲🌼⛰️🛤️
#Interreg #BSR platform project call is open for proposals on capitalising the outputs on #smartspecialisation, reseach and #innovation infrastructures, climate change mitigation & adaptation... and more. Building a greater impact together! https://t.co/JCzAVs2KbT
Speed-dating with a serious mission - finding a partner for developing #bioeconomy innovations in #BSR. 🤝🌱🌻🌾🌎🍏@JAMK_fi @biotalouskampus https://t.co/uFipEmXsfH
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Our week in Värmland and Hedmark is coming to end with speed-dating workshop for defining the Joint Action Plans for development of #bioeconomy. Many ideas will be realized with the help of the coming online innovation hub. Thank you @tretorget, @HiInnlandet, @Hedmarkfylke #BSR
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This week the RDI2CluB team with 30+ experts is on route at Värmland, Sweden and Hedmark, Norway to explore the cross-boarder bioeconomy ecosystem and rural-urban connectivity. #benchmarking #BSR #Bioeconomy In Karlstad, we explored the Smart Specialisation Academy, the STING Bioeconomy incubator, Paper Province, Karlstad Innovation Centre and much more. After visits to several bioeconomy companies in Hedmark, today we are heading to the Evenstad Innovation Centre to meet the Moose. Our findings and lessons to apply will be published later this year as a benchmarking report at rdi2club.eu website.
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This week the RDI2CluB team with 30+ experts is on route at Värmland, Sweden and Hedmark, Norway to explore the cross-boarder bioeconomy ecosystem and rural-urban connectivity. #benchmarking #BSR #Bioeconomy In Karlstad, we explored the Smart Specialisation Academy, the STING Bioeconomy incubator, Paper Province, Karlstad Innovation Centre and much more. After visits to several bioeconomy companies in Hedmark, today we are heading to the Evenstad Innovation Centre to meet the Moose. Our findings and lessons to apply will be published later this year as a benchmarking report at rdi2club.eu website.
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RDI2CluB benchmarking and networking Kasvuopen Carneval in Jyvaskyla, Central Finland. Kasvuopen is sparring eager to grow companies with growth experts in Finland. Innovative companies from Bioeconomy and circular economy growth tracks on stage. What is Kasvu Open? The largest project for sparring eager to grow companies with growth experts in Finland! Kasvu Open is an annual process where every eager to grow company has an opportunity to present their growth plan to a great number of experts free of charge. As a result, companies have a clarified growth plan, enlarged network of the best possible growth venture experts and investors in the country. Kasvu Open Carneval gathers growth professionals, investors and other partners into one solid network, which supports companies.
Today the European Commission has put forward an updated #bioeconomy strategy as an action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that serves Europe's society, environment and economy. 🇪🇺 https://t.co/wpptSZOlf9
Does the forest hold the key to the future? @JAMK_fi & Bioeconomy Campus together with @vetenskapoallm are building a #NordicHub on new forest-based products to increase awareness and dialogue on #bioeconomy and #biobased products. https://t.co/YQH7Fk4PSd
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‘Inventions week’ gathers inventors, start-ups, clients and partners to network at rural town of Viitasaari in Northern Central Finland. Town boosts innovation with creative approaches, e.g. the invention mill involves rural youth to innovation actions and encourages to entrepreneurship. RDI2CluB was at the scene to benchmark and network with the inventors and innovation ecosystem actors of Central Finland. Great entrepreneurial spirit and broudly rural brands! 💡💡
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Inventions week’ at rural town, #Viitasaari, in Central Finland gathers inventors & start-ups to network. Town boosts #innovation with creative approaches, e.g. invention mill involves #youth to innovation actions and encourages to rural #entrepreneurship. 💡@rdi2club #benchmark
High level event in Brussels coming soon ... 'Sustainable & Circular #Bioeconomy, the European Event' 🇪🇺 on October 22. https://t.co/VrF554GSR4
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#Bioeconomy campus day attracted the public to Tarvaala by showcasing local businesses and R&D projects – including insect economy. 200 portions of Texmex crickets served. Crunchy, but tasty! 🌻🌻 @biotalouskampus @JAMK_fi #locallyproduced
On coming Monday, Bioeconomy Campus in Tarvaala, Saarijärvi, hosts an seminar on the innovations in #Bioeconomy. Event is opened by Finland's Minister of Economic Affaird, Mika Lintilä. 'Bioeconomy future is made with innovations!' #JAMK @biotalouskampus #bioeconomyhotspot https://t.co/hU1h8Pde8M
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Hedmark and Świętokrzyskie on board BSSSC Annual Conference 2018 in Gdansk. RDI2CluB was on stage at a workshop on circular bioeconomy exploring how digitalisation and platform development can connect rural regions together to boost innovation in bioeconomy around the BSR. On closing day, RDI2CluB predicted the future for BSR with a project panel. What a challenge to foretell what the life is like for bioeconomy natives in 2038! ...and whether we can still eat cheese and drink wine?
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#Hedmark and #Świętokrzyskie on board #BSSSC2018 in Gdansk. On closing day, @RDI2CluB predicted the future for #BSR with a project panel. What a challenge to foretell what the life is like for #bioeconomy natives in 2038! ...and whether we can still eat cheese and drink wine?
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ProNemus visitors centre of Äänekoski bioproductmill offers a complete forestry experience with modern wood architecture, virtual reality, digital displays, art and simulations showing the road of wood from forest into a wide variety of bioproducts. Worth a visit! Central Finland #BioeconomyHotSpot
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Exploring forestry at ProNemus visitors centre of Äänekoski bioproduct mill in Central Finland.
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#ProNemus visitors centre of Äänekoski #bioproductmill offers an experience with modern wood architecture, virtual reality, digital displays, art and simulations on the road of wood from forest to a wide variety of #bioproducts. Worth a visit! Central Finland #BioeconomyHotSpot
#BSRStarsS3 published a policy brief on the Digital monitoring tool for analysing the innovation ecosystem. Interesting #experimentation with #OpenData giving a realtime visualisation of the players of #circulareconomy. #Interreg #BSR #S3 https://t.co/tYJrDm2t9D
Moving towards #sustainable food consumption - Nordic countries leading the way. #SolutionsMenu #BSR https://t.co/XQ61PA1dK3
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RDI2CluB is touring Central Finland to explore rural innovation services & environments and bioeconomy hotspots. Today we visited Lennätin Viitasaari, a co-working space for distance work and creative encounters in the center of Viitasaari. Pop in for coffee, work, events or just fun!😊
What would the world miss if your idea is not realised? What is the societal impact of your idea? ... Interesting tool for assessing the impact of an idea or #innovation. (available in English) #ImpactCanvas https://t.co/IJilrdADtV
Looking for new ideas on #smartspecialisation and development of interregional value chains? Check out this interesting opportunity for networking and peer learning within #BSR offered by the #Balticleadershipprogramme. https://t.co/zEGP5MpQyd
How to get the Youth involved in #Bioeconomy? Very interesting networking and co-learning opportunity within #BSR! Apply for the Baltic Leadership programme on Youth and Bioeconomy by Aug 22, 2018. https://t.co/ufsBMOX53u
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How to get the Youth involved in Bioeconomy? Very interesting networking and co-learning opportunity within BSR! Apply by Aug 22, 2018. "Do you work in the field of bioeconomy and are you interested in how to integrate youth perspectives into your everyday work? Are you looking for innovative solutions to foster the necessary transition from a fossil-based to a bio-based society and economy? Are you a member of a youth organisation with a strong engagement in the field of bioeconomy and sustainability? The Baltic Leadership Programme on Youth and Bioeconomy addresses the need to better integrate younger generations into the field of bioeconomy. Youth (up to 30 years of age) are vital for renewing and innovating the sector, which is necessary in the transition from a fossil-based to a bio-based society/economy. Today, however, there is a lack of necessary links and methods for attracting and involving youth. In response to this, the Swedish Institute, together with its cooperation partners, is developing a training programme to tackle the challenges of youth participation in the bioeconomy sector. The programme is targeting representatives of youth organisations as well as those of organisations working with bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region. We look forward to receiving applications from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Iceland as well as the German states of Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg." For more information: https://si.se/en/apply/leadership-programmes/baltic-leadership-programme-on-youth-and-bioeconomy/
Osiris is publishing cases of open and social #innovation practises for creating and implementing regional strategies. Inspiration for @RDI2CluB partners working with the Joint Action Plans for #bioeconomy development in regions. #Interreg #smartspecialisation #SummerReading ☀️ https://t.co/JBicoviv8N
Advisory Board unites expertise from academia, policy, network & cluster specialists around #BSR. 1st meeting in Tallinn shows a potential of co-operation in smart specialisation in #bioeconomy with connected regions and projects. #EUSBSR @JAMK_fi blog: https://t.co/2LjXa6MdJ7
Facebook post by RDI2CluBGreetings from the 9th Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for Baltic Sea Region! - Tech to the Futureblogit.jamk.fiAs the EU Strategy for Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) flagship project for bioeconomy, RDI2CluB, we attended the 9th EUSBSR Annual Forum in Tallinn on June 4-5, 2018. Event involves networking opportunities, latest news on policies and funding programs as well as best practices related to the themes of....
Advisory Board of RDI2CluB gathered for the first time! The Annual Forum provided a convenient backdrop for our first RDI2CluB Advisory Board meeting held on June 5, 2018. Our Advisory Board brings together academia, policy makers and specialists of transnational cooperation and innovation ecosystems around Baltic Sea. Furthermore, the Coordinator of EUSBSR Bioeconomy, Nordic Council of Ministers, is represented along with the Baltic Sea States Sub-regional co-operation (BSSSC) network to share our results and provide contextual awareness on the bioeconomy development in the regions of Baltic Sea. BSSSC is a political network for decentralized authorities, such as regions, municipalities and cities, in the Baltic Sea Region. We see that the Advisory Board can support our mission in various ways. They can provide advice on the implementation of smart specialisation strategies and building of innovation ecosystems as well as provide quality assurance of our outputs with comments on achieved results and evaluation in terms of quality, policy relevance and applicability to end-users. Furthermore, they provide a link to networks around Baltic Sea region that can facilitate the uptake and expansion of our bioeconomy innovation network and platform. Read more from: https://blogit.jamk.fi/techtothefuture/2018/07/02/greetings-from-the-9th-annual-forum-on-the-eu-strategy-for-baltic-sea-region/ at JAMK University of Applied Sciences.
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RDI2CluB transnational workshop in Jäneda, Estonia on June 5-7, 2018, allowed us to work together on joint action plans and start sharing ideas on the future collaboration, including innovation cooperation. Take a photo tour with us through the workshop at Flickr. Good times! :)https://www.flickr.com/photos/153448792@N05/albums/72157698125508914
With the support of @RDI2CluB and transnational learning, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship in Poland is exploring their #bioeconomy potential for smart specialization and for tackling the air quality problems. Read more from @JAMK_fi blog. #BSR #interreg https://t.co/VQ9hro0cRJ
Facebook post by RDI2CluBTransitioning to bioeconomy from the smoggy shadows of fossil economy - Tech to the Futureblogit.jamk.fiEuropean Union is shifting towards bioeconomy, especially in terms of strategic approaches and technology development. Still, in many countries, such as Poland, the concept of bioeconomy is not well-known and is absent in the public discourse. Therefore, the opportunities have not been fully underst...
Exploring Bioeconomy in Poland! Visiting Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship to attend our RDI2CluB project partners’ regional stakeholder workshop on the bioeconomy potential in the region, I got a chance to visit local companies and the State Forest agency to get a glimpse into bioeconomy trends and challenges in Poland. In fact, our partners managed to fit quite an extensive excursion programme into the two days of my visit, which was indeed a great opportunity for me to better understand the realities of bioeconomy development in Poland and to explore an interesting region – in excellent company. I wish to share my experiences and give a small preview for the benchmarking visit to Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship with you via a blog (in English). Regards, Anna Aalto, Project Coordinator https://blogit.jamk.fi/techtothefuture/2018/06/08/transitioning-to-bioeconomy-from-the-smoggy-shadows-of-fossil-economy/