Recommendations on bio-economy sectors’ most profitable cooperation possibilities

Recommendations on bio-economy sectors’ most profitable cooperation possibilities

Main topic: Stakeholder engagement, network building, network activity, cooperation
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Framework project: Bridging Consumers, Brands and Bio Based Industry to improve the market of sustainable bio-based products
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Website link: https://www.bioeconomy-library.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/categorised-outputs-from-the-first-8-co-creation-events_1021014848.pdf
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This deliverable is included in Work Package 6 “Lesson learned and recommendations” of the
Biobridges project, whose one of its main purpose is the creation of new cross-sector
interconnections in bio-based economy clusters.
The aim of this deliverable is the identification of bio-economy sectors’ most profitable
cooperation possibilities. The sectors identified by the projects BIOSTEP, BIOWAYS,
Biovoices and the EU bioeconomy website
(https://ec.europa.eu/knowledge4policy/bioeconomy/topic/economy_en)
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, were taken into
account. Based on the information available in these sources, together with the bibliography,
the most profitable sectors for cooperation are detected in the first stage (Sep2018-Sep2019).
It is concluded in this stage, that the most profitable sectors for collaboration are agriculture
and food, feed and catering, although the bioplastics and forestry sectors are also considered
as potential future sectors for profitable cooperation, due to their evolution and economic
development in the markets will depend on their development in the coming years.
In a second stage (Sep2019-Dec2020), it was included information that we have been getting
within the project with the Co-creation workshops that Biobridges partners have organized,
consumers survey and the new cross sectoral interconnections achieved.
The most profitable sectors for collaboration detected in the second stage are bioplastics, food
and feed and textile fibres, but with more interconnection between different sectors (e.g for the
production of microalgae for food, feed and nutraceuticals markets, bio-based textile fibres for
cars or bio-based plastic for manual toothbrushes) and a more practical view because it has
been obtaining from the two points of view that the project is focused on: consumers and brand
owners.
This study took into account economic factors such as NACE and other economic and social
studies of these sectors. All the studies used to draft this deliverable are collected at the end
of it in the bibliography


Countries/regions described/represented: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands
Year: 2020