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RuralBioUp

Empowering EU Rural Regions to scale-Up and adopt small-scale Bio-based solutions

Empowering EU Rural Regions to scale-Up and adopt small-scale Bio-based solutions: the transition towards a sustainable, regenerative, inclusive and just circular bioeconomy

RuralBioUp main objective is to support innovators to scale-up inclusive and small-scale biobased solutions in rural areas, through the creation of a favourable ecosystem to be maintained within the empowered regions and transferred to other ones, in order to contribute to regional, urban and consumer-based transitions towards a sustainable, regenerative, inclusive and just circular economy and bioeconomy across all regions of Europe.

The project will set up 9 Regional Hubs in 6 EU countries implementing 9 Action Plans on 18 value chains, in which at least 1.000 innovators are supported (e.g. participation in networking events and other activities foreseen by Action Plans), 50 new inter- and intra-value chains collaborations (activated by RuralBioUp, e.g. partnership agreements between companies and/or farmers, solutions funded, etc.) established to adopt small-scale bio-based solutions in rural areas.

In each region addressed in the project, a collaborative, multi-actor and permanent “platform” (RuralBioUp Regional Hub) will be established involving farmers and foresters, clusters, policymakers, companies, business support organisations, NGOs, and any other key player in the regional bioeconomy system.

ZSI in specific will support this by providing training on innovative methods of stakeholder mapping and engagement, and providing training on  the implementation of social innovation approaches and co-creation.

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Section: Technology and Knowledge

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Tags: bioeconomy, regional development

Type: Policy Advice

Program: Horizon Europe

Submission Date: 10/2021

Project Status: In preparation

Start/End: 10/2022 - 09/2025

Project Duration: 36 months