Our mission is 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 is to connect bioeconomy innovation networks to share ideas, find partners and work together to create business opportunities in bioeconomy. Together we build knowledge and raise awareness on sustainable and viable bioeconomy business potential in Baltic Sea Region. To enable international co-operation, we create an open international digital platform called Biobord, which will be tested and scaled up via several pilots together with local small and medium sized enterprises during the RDI2CluB-project.

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 Piloting innovation 💡 ConnectedByBiobord-project is piloting #innovation during project lifetime (October 2020 - July2021), in three thematic pilots (food, forest and tech). Process is testing and validating jointly agreed innovation process, designed by project partner and innovation expert Krinova Incubator & Science Park: 1) Co-learn 2) Co-design 3) Co-effectuate In the learning phase, were the project is currently, partners are forming challenges within the themes and framing the focus. Transnational team of stakeholders and end-users are involved, which is essential for the outcome. In this stage project team is answering to a question What are we going to do? Next step will be co-designing. It will be also done in close co-operation with the transnational team. This step will be co-creation activities, such us hackathons. In this phase the formed challenge will be solved with the team and with the experts of the matter. Stay tuned to follow our journey! Co-effectuate stage is the life after the project. When the challenge has been identified and the answer has been found, it is time to solve the challenge. In the ConnectedByBiobord, Joint Actions - a roadmap document, will be formed to continue the innovation process and launching of new innovations. New established partnerships and ideas of a solutions are too valuable to forget! Also, the innovation process piloting will be documented to a guide-form for public use. Read the full article of the start of our innovation journey: https://forum.biobord.eu/t/piloting-innovation-connectedbybiobord-project/1984 #biobord #bioeconomy Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord The lead partner of ConnectedByBiobord-project JAMK University of Applied Sciences has approved with other Finnish Universities of applied sciences a joint programme for sustainable development and responsibility based on the Sustainable Development Goals that the UN accepted in 2015. The goal of the programme is a #sustainable, #responsible and #carbonneutral university of applied sciences by 2030.🥳 JAMK biotalous
Facebook post by Biobord Biobord functions (4/4): a place for project working 💻📨✅ #Biobord forum is an excellent place for #project work, since it is a discussion forum with open or closed groups. Registering and the use of Biobord does not cost anything and besides of communal working space, it offers wide bioeconomy expert community, dissemination platform and up-to date knowledge. Biobord is a great place to network and share project updates! Co-working on Biobord is easy since all data and discussions can be found from one place with regulated access. All conversations and documents can be found from tidily organized groups and topics, and the only email you receive is a reminder that someone has updated your group’s forum. No more emails or missing files! Find out here how you may bring your project on Biobord: https://forum.biobord.eu/t/biobord-functions-4-4-project-working/1972 #MadewithInterreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region #Interreg #BSR
Facebook post by Biobord #Bioeconomy #news from Vidzeme, Latvia! 📣🌱🇱🇻 Biobord-platform is also a #communication channel where the partner regions of Biobord Network share their news. All users of Biobord are able to share their updates on the open forum of #Biobord. Here is the latest news from Latvian Food and Bioeconomy Cluster 🤩 The innovation co-creation laboratory unites companies and researchers in an unprecedented experiment in Latvia Several Latvian entrepreneurs and researchers have started working together to explore, find concepts, generate ideas, and create innovative solutions towards #sustainable food packaging. Giving the fact that #foodpackaging is a current problem both globally and locally, and the demand for it is growing, Vidzemes plānošanas reģions - Vidzeme Planning Region – Biobord Network partner – together with Rīga Technical University is organizing a cycle of experimental activities – the #innovation co-creation laboratory (ICL). Read more from Biobord news: https://biobord.eu/news See you on Biobord! 👋 #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Biobord functions (3/4) Did you know that Biobord-platform is also a place to find support for your innovations ? 🤩 #Biobord-platform has been created to support development of Baltic Sea region bioeconomy innovation clusters/ecosystems. That is why we have a wide range of services available to support #innovation process. For example bio-product development of a small business. Biobord offers: * International network of bioeconomy experts from different fields - This expertise is available for all! * Open discussion forum to share knowledge and opinions with other companies/researchers/teachers/policymakers/regional developers …. * Catalogue of bioeconomy testing services around #BSR * Guide (Operating Model) to walk you through of the process of creating an innovation cluster/ecosystem. * OnStage webinar-concept to offer you a stage to present your ideas. We will gather an audience of BSR #bioeconomy experts and do the marketing - you just have to select a topic, time and do the actual presenting. * Dissemination of ready product/services on Open Biobord forum Biobord is a place for bioeconomy innovations 💡 #Interreg #MadewithInterreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Biobord functions (2/4), in this series of social media posts we will remind you of the basic functions of #Biobord-platform. The second Biobord function that we are representing is the ability of the platform to offer new #bioeconomy knowledge to its users. 🧐 Biobord has an open transnational discussion forum where any registered user may produce information. Biobord forum works as any other forum page. Users may share: * Research results 🧑‍🔬 * Best practices 👩‍🏫 * Project and organization introductions 💁 We operate on Open Biobord forum in English and open access is our principality. If you have bioeconomy related information in any form (document, video, picture) to be shared, don't hesitate to publish it on the Open Biobord forum: https://forum.biobord.eu/c/open-forum/29 See you on Biobord! #Interreg #MadewithInterreg #connectedbybiobord Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Biobord functions (1/4), in this series of social media posts we will remind you of the basic functions of #Biobord-platform. Perhaps the most important function of Biobord is #networking. Biobord is an online platform that aims to connect #bioeconomy developers around Baltic Sea region. At the moment we have 300 users around #BSR and this community is what makes networking possible. We have users that represent: * Academy 👩‍🏫 * Research 🧑‍🔬 * Policy 🧑‍⚖️ * Business 👩‍💼 And users that are merely interested in bioeconomy! ☺️ Bioeconomy is the common factor and we wish all like minded people and organizations welcomed 🤗 🇬🇧 English is the spoken language but regional contacts and interaction is available. Biobord Staff is there to assist you. Please find here our tips for networking on Biobord: https://forum.biobord.eu/t/biobord-functions-1-4-networking/1946 See you on Biobord and stay tuned to learn more of the platform! #Interreg #MadewithInterreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord European #bioeconomy network hosted a great webinar that presented best practices of bioeconomy communication and stakeholder engagement during global pandemic. Best practices included: * Partner up! There are many similar initiatives and projects. 🤝 Our Biobord-platform is a great tool for networking and matchmaking: https://biobord.eu * Use interactive tools for workshopping 🛠 * Max. 1hr long webinars 😴 * Experiment on new online working formats and new type of content 🤩 * Utilize ambassadors for dissemination 🦸‍♂️ * Have your own style👩‍🎨 * Keep content real and up-to-date 📆 * Practical examples 👩‍🏫 For example our impact report: https://www.impactreport.app/biobord/index.html?view=Home * Have hybrid models = mix of online and offline 👩‍🏫🧑‍💻 * Aim global - approach local 🌎 * Keep contact with your stakeholders on a regular basis 📞 Thank you for practical webinar and practical tips! BIOVOICES BioBridges BLOOM Bioeconomy Bio East Up BE-Rural AlpBioEco AllThings.Bio BIOSWITCH, Transition to Bio -project and LIFT-project. #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region #biobord #connectedbybiobord
Facebook post by Biobord #ConnectedByBiobord -project presented best practices of stakeholder involvement in developing and implementing regional circular -#bioeconomy strategies in today's Errin (European Regions Research & Innovation Network) Bioeconomy working group workshop. 🤩 RDI2CluB/ConnectedByBiobord best practices are: * Triple-helix consortium, which was part of every stage of the implementing of RDI2CluB-project 👩‍🏫🧑‍🔬👩‍💼 * Transnational and multi-sectoral co-operation 🌎 * Open principle knowledge sharing 🤝 * Open digital platform, #biobord 💻 * Smart specialization focus 🧐 * Practical implementation👍 Follow our journey here and find us from https://biobord.eu #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region West Finland European Office
Facebook post by Biobord Biobord now in LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/company/biobord-platform Connect with us and follow our journey ✌️ #biobord #bioeconomy #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Official Biobord Network is here! The official Biobord Network was established in October 2020 between former RDI2CluB-project partners. The main goal of the network is to secure the future of Biobord-platform, Operating Model and Joint Action Plan. As well as the well-function transnational co-operation between former project partners. The focus of the network is to develop #bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region and solve common challenges. Eight organizations around Baltic Sea Region and from different sectors signed Biobord Network agreement: * JAMK University of Applied Sciences (FI): chairman 2020-2021 * Regional Council of Central Finland Keski-Suomen liitto(FI) * Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Høgskolen i Innlandet (NO) * Tretorget (NO) * Regionalne Centrum Naukowo-Technologiczne (PL) * Foundation for Social Dialogue and Education PRO Civis (PL) * Vidzemes plānošanas reģions Vidzeme Planning Region (LV) * Institute for Environmental Solutions (LV) The agenda for the first year of Biobord Network (OCT 2020 - OCT 2021) is to form the network functions and gain new members. We warmly welcome new organizations to join us, from all fields of bioeconomy and from the #BSR ! It is a great chance to #network and join our initiates. Find out more here: https://forum.biobord.eu/t/what-is-biobord-network/1714 Follow our journey here and on the #Biobord! #connectedbybiobord #biobordnetwork Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord 1st month behind! 📆 #connectedbybiobord project started in October 2020 and the 1st month has been productive! ✌️ Our month included: * Kick-off 🦵 * Transnational Online #Innovation Workshop 💡 * Setting the stage for three thematic innovation pilots: food, forest, tech 👫 * Biobord-platform lessons 👩‍🏫 * Setting up the official Biobord Network 🤝 Follow our journey here and find us from #biobord! #Interreg #MadewithInterreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region #bsr EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord The second thematic pilot of #connectedbybiobord is #forest and the piloting is led by Norwegian business sector representative Tretorget 🌲 The aim of the pilot is to analyze the gaps and potentials in using new technology to improve the profitability in the forest sector.🧐 Work is conducted with regional experts and partners from Central Finland JAMK biotalous, Värmland Sweden Paperprovince and Inland Norway Høgskolen i Innlandet. Follow our journey here and find us from https://biobord.eu! #bioeconomy #biobord #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Meet another partner of #connectedbybiobord -project Stockholmi Keskkonnainstituudi Tallinna Keskus, SEI Tallinn! The Stockholm Environment Institute is an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges. Meet SEI Tallinn and other ConnectedByBiobord partners on #biobord -platform. https://biobord.eu #bioeconomy #sustainability #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region SEI - Stockholm Environment Institute
Facebook post by Biobord Meet #connectedbybiobord partner from Latvia that is expert of new technologies and solutions around it 🤩🇱🇻 Find Institute for Environmental Solutions and our other experts from #biobord! 🤝 New technologies and improved innovation process will be tested out in the ConnctedByBiobord -project. Stay tuned! #bioeconomy #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord New study of smart specialisation and interregional value chains in the Baltic Sea Region by Johanna Leino from The Baltic Institute of Finland! The study describes regional approaches to smart specialisation, future plans, good practices and interregional activities tested in various S3 Interreg projects. RDI2CluB-project and #Biobord were part of the study. 🥳 The insights and case studies developed in this study aim to support Baltic Sea regions in improving overall capacity across the #BSR for strategic thematic collaboration. Read the whole article from here: http://www.baltic.org/new-studies-on-smart-specialisation-and-interregional-value-chains-in-the-baltic-sea-region/ #S3 #bioeconomy #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord #connectedbybiobord -project includes three thematic groups where #innovation process will be piloted with the SMEs of the sector. First thematic group is Food Innovation Group, that is led by Vidzemes plānošanas reģions. Group also includes JAMK University of Applied Sciences Krinova Incubator & Science Park Stockholmi Keskkonnainstituudi Tallinna Keskus, SEI Tallinn. The Food Innovation Group is involving Baltic Sea Region's food sector SMEs and teaming them up around alternative/plant based proteins and functional foods/ingredients. The aim is to point out the viability of cross-border co-creation working method for solving food-innovation challenges. 💡🤝 Find us from #Biobord and join the discussion! https://biobord.eu #bioeconomy #foodindustry #BSR #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Take a look of food tourism in Central Finland! 👩‍🍳🧀🍓🇫🇮 Food is an important part of #bioeconomy and a focus area of ConnectedByBiobord-project. Join the discussion: biobord.eu Pellolta pöytään - Keski-Suomen ruokaketju JAMK University of Applied Sciences Keski-Suomen liitto Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region #bioeconomy #centralfinlandflavours #connectedbybiobord
Facebook post by Biobord #Biobord presented today in the Annual EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Forum 🤩 Find us from the virtual Networking Village, under the Policy Area #bioeconomy, together with The Nordic Council of Ministers and The Nordic Council. See you there! 👋 #connectedbybiobord #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by Biobord Today #connectedbybiobord -project had a #transnational workshop of #innovation process and how it could be adapted. 💡 ConnectedByBiobord's innovation experts from Krinova Incubator & Science Park were leading the workshop. Workshop questions included: 💡What is innovation ? 💡How do we learn ? 💡How do we design ? 💡How do we effectuate ? Workshop recording will be published on #Biobord: https://biobord.eu And stay tuned to follow our next steps in the innovation process piloting 🤩 #bioeconomy #Interreg Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region