Technology and Knowledge


Boosting European citizens knowledge and awareness of bioeconomy

ZSI coordinated project on co-creation and bioeconomy innovation networks

The main objective of this project was to establish open and informed dialogues, co-created by European citizens, the civil society, bioeconomy innovation networks, local research centers, business and industry stakeholders and various levels of government including the European Commission. BLOOM elaborated five hubs (communities of practice) that allowed for an iterative process that involved all stakeholders through various cycles of value development, enabling cross-fertilization and idea generation through shared knowledge and experiences. In cocreated workshops outreach activities were designed, explored and validated that are exactly adapted to the regional needs of the stakeholders.
The interactions aimed to (a) raise awareness and knowledge on bioeconomy by enabling open and informed dialogue throughout the bioeconomy innovation processes (b) build up and strengthen a bioeconomy community, (c) gain a common understanding of the concept, providing reliable insights into bioeconomies, its practices, benefits and implications (d) foster learning and education. With that, the project supported the reduction of existing barriers towards a bioeconomy and stimulate bioeconomy activities at the regional and EU level.

The project was coordinated by ZSI.


Section: Technology and Knowledge


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Tags: bioeconomy, co-creation, participation, science communication

Type: Research

Program: H2020

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 11/2017 - 12/2020

Project Duration: 38 months


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