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.


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 RDI2CluB #ConnectedByBiobord coming soon! 🥳 JAMK University of Applied Sciences Biotalouskampus Krinova Incubator & Science Park Vidzemes plānošanas reģions Høgskolen i Innlandet Institute for Environmental Solutions Tretorget Stockholmi Keskkonnainstituudi Tallinna Keskus, SEI Tallinn Paper Province, “Pro Civis” Foundation for Education and Social Dialogue #interreg #BRS #Biobord #bioeconomy
Twiitti käyttäjältä @RDI2CluB #ConnectedByBiobord coming soon! 🥳 @JAMK_fi@biotalouskampus @Krinova_Park@VidzemesRegions@HiInnlandet Institute for Environmental Solutions@tretorget@SEIresearch@PaperProvince PRO Civis Foundation for Education and Social Dialogue #interreg #biobord https://t.co/88yPYNLfDv
Facebook post by RDI2CluB Who are the users of #Biobord ? And why should I join ? Meet 10 of our users here! 👩‍🏫👩‍🌾👩‍⚕️👩‍💼👩‍💻 Biobord-platform is #MadeWithInterreg and it is here to connect #bioeconomy developers around Baltic Sea Region. Our users are there to network, discuss, innovate and share ideas. Biobord is for everyone who is interested in bioeconomy! 🌱🌲🌎 Join us today 🤝 Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region #BSR RDI2CluB RDI2CluB_Swietokrzyskie
Twiitti käyttäjältä @RDI2CluB Who are the users of #Biobord-platform ? And why should I join ? 🧑‍🌾👩‍💼👩‍🚀🧑‍💻 Meet 10 of our users here and read their thoughts: https://t.co/RpC5zRr1xQ Biobord is #MadeWithInterreg and it is here to connect #bioeconomy developers around Baltic Sea Region. 🌱 Join us today!
Facebook post by RDI2CluB Summer greetings from #Biobord Network: Vidzemes plānošanas reģions & Biotalouskampus 👋🌞 - Vidzeme region has developed an extensive international cooperation network of 232 organizations through implementation of international projects - Bioeconomy Campus and LUKE (Natural Resources Institute Finland) are strengthening cooperation on the know-how of business, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the field of #bioeconomy and #circulareconomy. - #Innovation has become a core element of Vidzeme's development strategy with events like Vidzeme Innovation Week and with solutions such as Transnational Innovation Brokerage System. - #Forestry teaching with Metsähallitus in Central Finland! Goal is to establish this new type of cooperation starting from 01.01.2021. Contract allows Bioeconomy Campus to use state’s forest for teaching purpose. This ensures forestry and makes other educational functions possible. Read more news from Biobord Network here: https://biobord.eu/news Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region #BSR #Biobord
Twiitti käyttäjältä @RDI2CluB #Biobord -platform has arranged multiple interesting On Stage events (#webinars) during past few months. Events have included #bioeconomy presentations from COVID-19 to #greendeal. Read more here and join our #BSR community! https://t.co/t2Lg0cAkAx @InterregBSR #interreg
Facebook post by RDI2CluB Thank you all who have participated to RDI2CluB's On Stage events (#webinars). Events have had audience from all around Baltic Sea Region and from all fields of #bioeconomy. The concept is available for everyone that wishes to present bioeconomy themed #innovation, proposal, introduction etc. Past months have included excellent presentations from different themes: - Organization and cluster introductions - Development of regional bioeconomy strategies - New innovations and technologies for development - Local food concepts - Use of medicinal plants and technologies around it - COVID-19 - Peer-to-peer learning techniques - European Green Deal Presentation materials are available on #Biobord-platform. Read more here https://forum.biobord.eu/c/on-stage/30 and follow RDI2CluB’s social media channels to get announcements for next events! Interreg Baltic Sea Region #interreg #MadeWithInterreg #BSR
Twiitti käyttäjältä @RDI2CluB New@EUSBSR blog article from@RDI2CluB: Iterative development and piloting the #Biobord platform and hub network around Baltic Sea region 💁‍♀️ https://t.co/k5X3W4x03j @InterregBSR #interreg #MadeWithInterreg #bioeconomy #BSR
Facebook post by RDI2CluB New EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region blog article from RDI2CluB: Iterative development and piloting the Biobord platform and hub network around Baltic Sea region 💁‍♀️ https://balticsea-region-strategy.eu/news-room/highlights-blog/item/107-iterative-development-and-piloting-the-biobord-platform-and-hub-network-around-baltic-sea-region Interreg Baltic Sea Region #interreg #biobord #MadeWithInterreg #bioeconomy #BSR
Twiitti käyttäjältä @RDI2CluB 📣 #FreeWebinar : #Biobord Hubs On Stage, Estonia: The development of national bioeconomy strategies in the context of European #greendeal. Time: 09.06.2020 at 15:00-16:00 EE Place: https://t.co/nBSuOCGYRe Host: SEI Tallinn More information: https://t.co/67FxIK8iGI #interreg
Twiitti käyttäjältä @RDI2CluB #Biobord has been updated! 🥳 Biobord platform is now more simple, easier to use and more visual. Read here what's new: https://t.co/VPr4OrKpmJ Register now on Biobord and join the transnational discussion! It is easier than ever! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ @InterregBSR@EUSBSR #MadeWithInterreg
Facebook post by RDI2CluB #Biobord has been updated! 🥳👏 After a long development period, Biobord platform has been updated according to its users’ requests! Biobord is now more simple, easier to use and more visual. What is new ? • New, more describing, and simpler front page • New about-page that contains information about the RDI2CluB -project behind the platform • Improved network map that shows Biobord Network’s organizations • Simplified Biobord Forum, with just three main categories (User Support, Open Biobord and On Stage) ➡️ easier to post something on Biobord • Renewed tag-system (specific tags with visual icons and color coding) ➡️ easy to see what the topic is about • Better descriptions of the forum’s project group and regional groups ➡️ chance to find new projects, experts, and information • We are always happy to receive feedback and improvement ideas ➡️ so we created a topic where to share your ideas • We also wish to hear your requests for a bioeconomy themed webinar (On Stage event) ➡️ we created a topic for that as well Register now on Biobord and join the transnational discussion! It is easier than ever! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ https://biobord.eu RDI2CluB_Swietokrzyskie Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region #inteereg #MadeWithInterreg #bioeconomy #digitalsolutions
Twiitti käyttäjältä @RDI2CluB Good news from #Biobord network! 🥳@RDI2CluB partners Institute for Environmental Solutions and@VidzemesRegions with 12 other members have established Latvian Food Bioeconomy Cluster 👏 🇱🇻 Read more and #network with its members on Biobord: https://t.co/2gTl9BgIVG #bioeconomy
Facebook post by RDI2CluB Good news from #Biobord network! 🥳 RDI2CluB partners Institute for Environmental Solutions and Vidzemes plānošanas reģions with 12 other members have established Latvian Food Bioeconomy Cluster 👏 🇱🇻 The name, goals and agenda of the cluster reflect the current priorities of its members - the move towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly high quality food production, closer cooperation between science and industry for the development of innovative technologies, food products and food processing side streams valorization with higher added value. Latvian Food Bioeconomy Cluster aims to form even closer cross-sectoral and international cooperation links with bioeconomy clusters, consortia, science parks, business incubators and innovation centers both in Latvia and abroad. Read more about Latvian Foood Bioeconomy Cluster from Biobord and network with its members: https://forum.biobord.eu/t/the-latvian-food-bioeconomy-cluster-has-been-established/1396 #BSR #bioeconomy Interreg Baltic Sea Region EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Facebook post by RDI2CluB #Bioeconomy goes #business 🍀 This is how RDI2CluB, a flagship of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (Policy Area Bioeconomy) has involved business sector to bioeconomy development: HAVE A SPECIFIC ROLE FOR THE BUSINESS SECTOR IN YOUR PROJECT Business sector has been involved in all stages of RDI2CluB-project, but their role is emphasized in the development of smart bioeconomy clusters/innovation ecosystems and in the joint transnational piloting by being part of the developing process of our Operating Model for Innovation Management and Biobord-platform (3 BU-partners of RDI2CluB). ORGANISE EVENTS FOR BUSINESS SECTOR Business-sector has also acknowledged in other RDI2CluB activities, such as joint workshops and benchmarking trips. FIND THEIR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND DEVELOP A PERSONALIZED SOLUTION One concrete example of including a business sector to bioeconomy innovation is our regional pilot case from Central-Finland where we have piloted and created a mobile application based on the needs of SMEs that combines services and workforce in rural Central Finland. ASK FOR AN INPUT The input of the business sector has been important for producing the main outputs for the project, but also to get information of future possibilities of transnational networking and cross-cluster learning. ANSWER THE QUESTION: IN WHAT WAYS THE BUSINESS SECTOR WILL BENEFIT FROM YOUR PROJECT? As SMEs are also the end users of the outputs, they will benefit from the development support of new business ideas into innovations, created in RDIU2CluB. Biobord platform and the Operating Model will facilitate the commercialization process, transnational networking and provide opportunities to cross-cluster learning. Read the whole article here: https://www.balticsea-region-strategy.eu/flagships/success-story-bioeconomy-goes-business Interreg Baltic Sea Region #biobord #interreg
Twiitti käyttäjältä @RDI2CluB 🌱Check out how@RDI2CluB, a flagship of@EUSBSR (policy are bioeconomy) has involved business sector to #bioeconomy development: https://t.co/StjKNnnckM #biobord #interreg@InterregBSR
Facebook post by RDI2CluB 🇫🇮 Message for the bioeconomy hub of Central Finland. Hakuaikaa on jatkettu 31.05.2020 asti 🤩Hae mukaan tästä linkistä: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/97041A94D76EBCE9
Twiitti käyttäjältä @RDI2CluB Welcome to join to our next Hubs On Stage #webinar about effective peer-to-peer learning of #agriculture entrepreneurs by the #bioeconomy hub of Central Finland,@RDI2CluB 👨‍🌾👨‍🌾📢 26.05.2020 at 15:00-16:00(EE) More information: https://t.co/Mmg4jGprNr #biobord #BSR #interreg
Twiitti käyttäjältä @RDI2CluB 🌱🇳🇴Learn more of@RDI2CluB's fourth local pilot case, Grouse Network, and its potential impact from our #impactreport: https://t.co/Vp8Ap27Yvm #bioeconomy #biobord #Sustainability #Sustainability #interreg #BSR@AskKauko@InterregBSR https://t.co/MVG4Tt6IEo
Facebook post by RDI2CluB 🌱🇳🇴Learn more of RDI2CluB's fourth local pilot case, Grouse Network, and its potential impact from our #impactreport: https://impactreport.app/biobord/index.html?view=Home #bioeconomy #biobord #Sustainability #Sustainability #interreg #BSR AskKauko Interreg Baltic Sea Region