Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) is one of 75 institutes in the Fraunhofer Society for the promotion of Applied Research e.V, which is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Fraunhofer ISI is among the leading innovation research institutes in the EU. It has long-standing experience in analysing innovation system performance and sustainability transition processes in the bioeconomy, thus providing science-based knowledge and recommendations for decision-making in academia, industry and politics.
ART – Agriculture Research Troubsko, Ltd is a private research organisation providing support and consultancy services to agriculture practice and also Ministry of Agriculture.
Agriculture Research established the first bioeconomy BIOEAST HUB CZ in the BIOEAST macro-region supporting the engagement of national stakeholders in bioeconomy and to enhance and promote long-term sustainable growth in Central and Eastern Europe. BIOEAST HUB CZ is therefore acting as the working body of the BIOEAST initiative and is coordinating two BIOEAST thematic working groups – Fresh water based bioeconomy & Bioeconomy education. Both networks and also experience from the BIOEAST macro-region will be fully utilized in the ShapingBio project.
AseBio is the Spanish Bioindustry Association, which brings together companies, associations, foundations, universities, research and technology centers that carry out activities directly or indirectly related to biotechnology in Spain. Since 1999 AseBio works closely with regional, national and European governments as well as all the social organizations interested in using biotechnology to improve quality of life, the environment and generating skilled employment. The large number of members makes AseBio the most suitable setting to meet the challenge of developing the biotechnology sector and taking advantage of the innovation opportunities offered by biotechnology as a vehicle for social and economic growth in Spain.
AseBio is leader of WP 3 - Testing and Implementation, within which is also leader of T3.2 – Networking, Matchmaking and Validation Events, where several events will be organized in order to promote the dialogue and collaboration across different stakeholders in the field of bioeconomy. Also, AseBio is leader of T5.4 – Final Conference and will contribute to all other work packages in the project.
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is an open access multipurpose state-of-the-art facility that operates from laboratory level to multi-ton scale.
BBEPP enables the conversion of renewable feedstocks into biochemicals, biomaterials, biofuels and other bioproducts by using technologies such as biomass pretreatment, biocatalysis, (gas)fermentation, green chemistry and product recovery and purification.
BBEPP is a service provider for process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased products and processes.
BBEPP has grown into a mature organisation employing 160+ staff members. From 2013 to 2022, BBEPP successfully conducted > 450 bilateral (private) projects with over 150 different SMEs. BBEPP is currently involved in > 23 consortium-based projects.
Work package leader - Recommendation with focus on follow-up implementation of recommendations to achieve impact via multi-stakeholder agreed Action Plans. Task leader - Analysis of key topics regarding applied R&D and technology transfer.
Teagasc is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. Teagasc is the leading organisation in the fields of agriculture and food research in Ireland, undertaking innovative research in:
Teagasc is represented by the Department of Agrifood Business and Spatial Analysis, a recognised centre of expertise for social- and behavioural-science based research and spatial analyses on socio-economic and environmental issues relating to innovation in agriculture, food and the bioeconomy.
Teagasc will contribute to all WPs from WP1 to WP5, with a lead role in Task 1.5 Validation of mapping results. In addition to undertaking desk-based research, they will implement participatory research methods to assess the information needs of a wide range of stakeholders, identify current initiatives, structures and instruments that address these needs and to test and implement new solutions for improving the coordination and governance of the bioeconomy. Ultimately, they will work with a range of stakeholders across Europe to shape the future bioeconomy across diverse sectoral, governmental and geographical levels. Teagasc will contribute to WP1 Specification of methodological approach and mapping, with a lead role in Task 1.5: Validation of mapping results, WP2 Analysis of mapped information and involvement of stakeholders, with a particular input in relation to policy and governance, WP3 Testing and Implementation, WP4 Recommendations and Impacts, and WP5 Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation.
APRE was born in 1989 as European Research Task Force of the Ministry of Education and Research and a number of public and private entities. Since 1990, APRE has been operating as a non-profit association offering free-of-charge assistance to all actors of the Italian R&I system.
APRE associated members (more than 150) are among the most important Italian representatives from the public and the private R&I sector: University and Research, Industry, Parks and Scientific & Technological Districts, Public Administration, Associative and chamber system, Finance.
APRE is the headquarter of the National Contact Points (NCPs). The network of NCPs provide free-of-charge information and assistance for the participation in the EU Framework Programmes for R&I.
APRE has been providing information, training and assistance services related to European research and innovation programmes. In parallel to those activities, APRE also offers assistance to support innovation, RRI competences, international cooperation, data analysis, advocacy and public engagement in all areas of the European R&I.
APRE is work package leader of WP1 – Specification of methodological approach and mapping and will also contribute to all other work packages in the project.
Tech Tour Global & Tech Tour Europe is a community that brings together investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders onto one collaborative platform to share the connections, inspiration and strategies needed to foster world-class innovation. Our community platform connects tech entrepreneurs with investors, experts, coaches, and regions in 3 sectors – sustainability, healthtech and digital to realise their bold ambition and build successful partnerships.
Our merit-based Community has been built over the last 20 years, and today we bring together carefully selected participants to guarantee access to a high-quality network of top-ranking strategic partners. In the last 3 years we brought together at our events 20,000+ participants including:
3700 + entrepreneurs growing their businesses
2300 + investors & corporates discover potential partners
700 + government officials & experts showcasing innovations in their area
Tech Tour is involved in the specification of methodological approach and mapping (WP1) and leads the analysis of mapped information and involvement of stakeholders related to financing (T2.4). Tech Tour will also contribute to networking and matching events at European level.
Vitagora is a food innovation cluster and professional association based in Dijon, France. Vitagora facilitates an innovation ecosystem of 650 members from France and throughout Europe. These members collaborate on joint actions and R&D projects related to three key areas of scientific and technological excellence. These areas respond to increasing consumer demand for wellness through food: targeting eating pleasure, physical health, but also the link to our environment, addressing sustainable agri-food industry practices.
As an international innovation cluster, Vitagora is involved in the set-up and follow-up of EU-projects. Vitagora has an expertise and an important role in the dissemination and communication of the agrifood trends and information related to innovation projects.
The SUBMARINER Network is the cooperation platform for actors and initiatives across the Baltic Sea Region and beyond, who promote innovative approaches to the sustainable use of marine resources. With currently nine full members from all Baltic Sea Region countries, 50+ associate members and 250+ institutional project partners it is bottom-up initiative, which is built on a multi-actor and sector approach including authorities, research, authorities, creative arts, economics as well as civil society. The SUBMARINER Network is registered as a not-for-profit European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) and is managed by a professional secretariat.
Being closely aligned with the Policy Areas “Innovation” and "Bioeconomy’"SUBMARINER Network represents the Blue Bioeconomy within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).
SUBMARINER will drive developments within the Baltic Sea Region as well as representing the blue bioeconomy within the overall ShapingBio consortium.
Food & Bio Cluster Denmark is the national cluster organisation for the Danish food and bioresource industry. We are a unifying platform for innovation and growth - for Danish and international companies and knowledge institutions.
We accelerate innovation and business development in companies working with food and bioresources. We facilitate cooperation between knowledge institutions and private companies through networking and matchmaking activities in Denmark and internationally. We develop and implement research, innovation and demonstration projects with private and public funding. We assist entrepreneurs to succeed with product and business development. As a specific commitment, we promote sustainable solutions for accelerated transition to the circular bioeconomy.