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The first living lab meeting in Veneto - Italy
10.01.2017 - The Living Lab working group met for the first time in Venice on November 30, 2016. Their goal: to talk about the role and further development of local bio-economies. Their background: quite diverse... More
InnProBio: A project for bio-based innovation in public procurement
24.11.2016 - The Forum for Bio-Based Innovation in Public Procurement (InnProBio) aims to build a community that is interested in bringing innovation – in the form of bio-based products and services – to the public procurement sector. Have a look at their latest newsletter. More
Take part in the European Bioeconomy Photo Competition
15.11.2016 - The EU project CommBeBiz is looking for creative moments you have captured during your research! More
What is your opinion on...
02.11.2016 - the BioSTEP exhibition, bioeconomy and public engagement? During the BioSTEP exhibition in Glasgow more than 60 visitors were willing to tell us how they liked the exhibition “bioeconomy in everyday life”, what they perceive as opportunities and challenges of the bioeconomy and whether they think there should be more public engagement and what it should look like. More
Unpacking „Global Gardening“ – a new book about the bioeconomy
14.10.2016 - Recently, Christiane Grefe, a journalist working for the well-known German newspaper Die Zeit, published a book about bioeconomy, called Global Gardening. This book provides a good overview on approaches to bioeconomy and future prospects. More
Bioplastics – a potential solution requiring further debate
14.10.2016 - In contrast to traditional plastics that are based on fossil resources, bioplastics are materials that are fully or partially made of renewable resources such as maize, sugar, straw, wood, algae or biowaste. If a product is labelled “bio-based”, it is partly or entirely derived from plants. The idea is promising, but what about the reality? More
Visit the exhibition "Bioeconomy in everyday life"
21.09.2016 - Whether for food, clothing or consumer goods, in the kitchen or in the garage – many everyday products contain components made from renewable raw materials or are produced using bio-based procedures. More
Fellowship awarded by Veneto Region
09.08.2016 - Marta Pantalone, researcher at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, has been awarded a fellowship for enterprise-university cooperation in the field of research and innovation by the Veneto Region of Italy. BioSTEP partner Aghetera srl supported the fellowship application. For the period of 12 months, Marta Pantalone will support the activities of the Italian BioSTEP partners Aghetera and Unioncamere Veneto. More
Regional stakeholder events across Europe
03.08.2016 - Within the BioSTEP project different regional European bioeconomy strategies were assessed with regards to the integration of stakeholders and the public. The aim is to make an exemplarily overview about regional bioeconomy strategies and to identify best practice examples with regards to participation. More
Bio-based economy benefits from social engagement
11.07.2016 - Governments, companies and research institutes are the driving force behind the bio-based economy in Europe. For the general public, however, ‘bio-based’ remains an unfamiliar concept. Subsidised by the EU, the BioSTEP project aims to involve people from outside the ‘triple helix’. More
More than a "talking exercise"
21.06.2016 - BioSTEP’s first stakeholder workshop took place in the context of the 4th BioEconomy Stakeholders’ Conference, which was held in the middle of April in Utrecht. Thirty-seven bioeconomy stakeholders from science, academia, consultancies, industry and the public sector met to discuss challenges, opportunities and policy gaps surrounding the development of bioeconomy strategies across Europe. More
Hoe verbinden we biomassa met consumentenmassa?
11.05.2016 - Autobanden van rubber uit paardenbloemen, kleding uit restproducten van melk, glutenvrij bier – wie wordt er niet door optimisme overvallen bij de vele toepassingen die de bio-economie ons biedt. More
Raising awareness and promoting public participation in the European bioeconomy
21.04.2016 - A transparent dialogue on bioeconomy is important for the assessment of its opportunities and challenges. The use of bio-based resources and processes opens up potential for new products with novel properties. More
Bioeconomy is a major driving force
17.03.2016 - The first macro-economic study by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) shows: the bioeconomy turns over more than 2 trillion euros and provides 18 million jobs. Germany, Italy and France share the highes turnover and employment in the EU. More
BioSTEP report on the potential impacts of bioeconomy
07.03.2016 - Bio-based products and processes may entail impacts on human society and the environment. The social, economic and environmental impacts of bioeconomy activities are not always limited to the place of production of a bio-based product, but can reach back to the location of biomass production and may affect people, regions and countries in different ways. More
Make your voice on the bioeconomy heard!
02.03.2016 - What does the “Bioeconomy” mean to you? Is it “bio products” or “organic farming”? Or is it “biotech” or something in-between? CommBeBiz (communicating the bioeconomy) has developed a survey and invites you to make your voice heard by completing it. The results of the survey will feed into the development of a Bioeconomy Manifesto at the Bioeconomy Conference in Utrecht in April. More
Introducing the BioSTEP project
28.07.2015 - The bioeconomy holds potential solutions to important challenges of the future. The social, economic and environmental impacts associated with its products and processes, however, will require extensive dialogue processes on the future development of the bioeconomy. More