Document / search engine: List of relevant initiatives supporting the development and uptake of biobased products at European and regional level
Framework project: Increase public awareness of bio-based products and applications supporting the growth of the European bioeconomy
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Website link: http://www.bioways.eu/multimedia/press-corner/public-results-/
CORDIS link if relevant: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/documents/downloadPublic?documentIds=080166e5b9b6683a&appId=PPGMS
The BIOWAYS project aims to develop excellent promotional and educational material and design and implement all public engagement activities about the huge potential of bio-based products and the bio-based industry around this material. BIOWAYS intends to meet the need for better communication of bio-based products and applications and the benefits they bring. One of the project’s baselines for meeting this challenge is to have a better knowledge and understanding of the research, innovation, demonstration and communication actions that are being deployed in the EU, supported with public funds. Pursuing this aim, BIOWAYS has proceeded, as a first step, to screen and collect information about relevant European-funded projects supporting the development and uptake of bio-based products towards a sustainable bio-economy. As a second step, key actors of such projects have been identified and approached to perform qualitative interviews in order to get insights into their work and collect meaningful evidence and information regarding a series of areas such as their expected outputs and market uptake, the legislation and policy framework that affects them, the user’s perspective on their outputs and the impact, visibility and exploitation potential of their project/outputs. More importantly, potential networking activities between BIOWAYS and these projects have been assessed. A total of 292 projects have been identified, and 34 have been interviewed. This action has yielded a valuable contact list of collaborators for the forthcoming BIOWAYS dissemination activities and interesting insights for the development of the information and educational material. The information and dissemination materials these projects are developing will be promoted through the BioWatch platform as well as through the other project communication channels and events.
Countries/regions described/represented: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonian, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK