Good Practice: Greater Manchester

Good Practice: Greater Manchester

Main topic: Good practices, case studies, pilots
Document / search engine: Good Practice: Greater Manchester
Framework project: Bioeconomy Regional Strategy Toolkit
Short name of the project:
Website link: https://berst.vito.be/sites/biobased.vito.be/files/GP%20Manchester%20Biochemical.pdf
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Short description:

Good practices provide examples of regions that contain one or more successful bioeconomy clusters. Major lessons learned:
Related to Actors – Stage: Initial – Develop a «Cluster culture».
Related to Actors – Stage: Initial/Drive to maturity/Mature production – Develop an “open & participatory” approach within the innovation communication channels. Communicate and discuss findings, success and failures frequently.
Related to Biomass Supply – Stage: Drive to maturity – In order to use primary and secondary biomass as feedstock for bioeconomy applications, consistent stakeholder dialogues and coordination needs to be facilitated.
Related to Products – Stage: Initial – Cluster management should be more engaged in and informed about product development of its cluster partners in order to monitor project processes, recognize potential cross-overs and facilitate cooperation.
Related to Funding – Stage: Initial – Ask for cluster participation/membership fee, as it will heighten the value of the membership to companies.


Countries/regions described/represented: Greater Manchester, UK
Year: 2015