BioBiGG - Bioeconomy in the South Baltic Area: Biomass-based Innovation and Green Growth

Project title
BioBiGG - Bioeconomy in the South Baltic Area: Biomass-based Innovation and Green Growth
Project description
The BioBIGG project aims at mobilizing the innovation potential related to unutilized and new biological resources, especially by-products and residuals along the agro-industrial value chains in the South Baltic Area. The project hereby seeks to strengthen the SME innovation capacity by the means of cross-border knowledge transfer, advisory activities and innovation activities for preparation of piloting and investments.

Bio-economy is the production and utilization of biological resources, innovative biological processes and principles to provide sustainably produced food and industrial goods and energy. Bio-economy can be described as the next economic development wave shaping the post-fossil society. Thus the bio-economy and its biological resources represent a unique platform for innovation efforts and business opportunities. In many countries SMEs are key drivers of biomass-based innovation. Yet there is a lack of innovation capacity and a need to empower the SMEs to participate in bio-economy development in the South Baltic Area.

The materials deriving from the agro-industrial value chains can be converted into a variety of innovative food, non-food products and energy. Emerging from the biomass resources, the enterprises and the production systems in the participating regions concrete proposals for innovative biomass-based products and production processes will be identified and developed, and existing and new knowledge will be transferred between the regions and disseminated to SMEs and other actors in the bio-economy business eco-systems. By involving a bigger number of associated partners in the individual project activities cross-border transfer and innovation will be enforced. Based on the interaction with the SMEs and other stakeholders the project will provide new knowledge and concrete solutions for innovative products, processes and business opportunities, which are feasible for piloting and investments, and establish cross-border cooperation structures.
Project total eligible budget
1 904 434,41
ERDF
1 526 249,26
Project start date
31 Jul 2017
Project end date
01 Jul 2020
Lead partner
Name: Roskilde University
Contact person: Tyge Kjær
Address: Universitetsvej 1, 4000 Roskilde
Region/Subregion: Ostsjalland
Country: Denmark
E-mail:  tk@ruc.dk
Project partner
Name: SP Agrifood and Bioscience
Contact person: Johanna Olsson
Address: Scheelevägen 27 Lund
Region/Subregion: Skane län
Country: Sweden

Name: Gdańsk University of Technology
Contact person: Dariusz Mikielewicz
Address: Narutowicza 11/12 80-233 Gdańsk
Region/Subregion: Gdański
Country: Poland

Name: Agency for Renewable Resources
Contact person: Vincent Pelikan
Address: Ortsteil Guelzow, Hofplatz 1, 18276 OT Guelzow-Pruezen
Region/Subregion: Landkreis Rostock
Country: Germany

Name: University of Greifswald
Contact person: Dr. Stefan Seiberling
Address: Domstrasse 11, 17489 Greifswald
Region/Subregion: Landkreis Vorpommern
Country: Germany

Name: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Contact person: Thomas Prade
Address: Box 103 Vegetum, SE-23053 Alnarp
Region/Subregion: Skåne län
Country: Sweden