The BioBIGG project has handed in an application to the HA Climate Coordinator hoping to become a flagship project under the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The possible flagship status will give the BioBIGG project a platform for dissemination and communication of knowledge about innovation possibilities within the biobased economy for SMEs to stakeholders and decision-makers in the entire Baltic Sea Region.
The BioBIGG kick-off meeting took place on the 13th of September at Roskilde University with delegates from all 6 partner organisations. Besides planning upcoming project events and activities there was also time for fruitful discussions and knowledge sharing about opportunities for biomass utilisation in the participating regions and principles that should be part of a common framework for a sustainable bioeconomy in the South Baltic Area.
On the 12th of September the South Baltic Green Tech 2017 conference took place at Roskilde University. The BioBIGG project took part in the conference with both information about the project and as part of a panel discussion about the role of public investments in the South Baltic green economy.
During the next 3 years the BioBIGG project will be working on mobilising innovation efforts and business opportunities for SMEs based on unutilised biomass-materials found along agro-industrial value chains in the South Baltic Area. The project is funded by the Interreg South Baltic programme.
The partners in the project are:
Furthermore, approximately 25 associated partners are presently taking part in the BioBIGG project network.