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Munster Technological University is a university based in South-West Ireland, formed in 2021 through the merger of Institute of Technology, Tralee, and Cork Institute of Technology. The main participant on the project is the Circular Bioecoomy Research Group (CircBio) who are a leading national and European research group in the domain of circular bioeconomy, participating on high profile projects and educational initiatives. The multidisciplinary group participate on projects ranging from biorefinery demonstration, supply chain analysis, environmental and economic sustainability analysis, sustainable food systems and many more. They are also involved in education, leading Ireland’s first master’s degree in Bioeconomy, alongside University College Dublin. The research group is also home to the Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West with a membership of over 50 SME’s working on bioeconomy activity.
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Teagasc is the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority. It is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities in Ireland.
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CREA is the leading Italian research organization dedicated to the agri-food supply chains. It operates as a legal entity under public law, and is supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forests (Masaf).
CREA foresees 12 research centres (6 related to specific supply chains and 6 dedicated to horizontal topics) which are forming a capillary network of structures throughout the country. It employs over 2000 people, half of whom are esearchers and technologists. AGRICULTURAL POLICIES AND BIOECONOMY CENTER develops cognitive and interpretative analysis of economic and social dynamics related to the agrifood, forestry and fish sectors. It carries out surveys on the features and evolution of rural areas and the respective competitive factors. It provides support in the processing of sectorial policies, monitoring their evolution and assessing the eects on the systems. It represents the reference for CREA in terms of creation of sectorial data banks within the national statistical system.
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The Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute (IUNG-PIB) is the largest and oldest research & development centre in Poland, conducting a broad range of research activities comprising crop production, soil science and fertilisation, bioeconomy development and geomatics, as well as recognition and protection of agricultural areas against various forms of degradation. The research conducted at IUNG supports activities of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Poland, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, local government and administrative authorities, agricultural advisory services, farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs. The educational oer of the Institute includes a PhD School, post-graduate and doctoral studies, trainings for agricultural advisors and supplementary courses.

IUNG is also active in the international arena, collaborating with other recognized research units in Europe (over 25 completed research projects in the framework of FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020). Currently focuses on new challenges that include: smart farming for resilient and sustainable agriculture; ensuring self-suciency and food security through biological and technological progress; rational use of natural resources; mitigation of adverse climatic conditions; development of bioeconomy and circular economy; implementation of satellite remote sensing for non-invasive monitoring of agricultural areas, and increasing innovativeness and competitiveness of agricultural production.
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Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA) is a strategic partner for innovation located in Andalusia, Spain. It helps companies, universities, public administrations and other organisations to successfully achieve their R&D objectives and to valorise the results. Founded in 2005 with the support of the Andalusian Regional Government, CTA is a private foundation working to promote innovation with more than 170 member companies. CTA has established itself as a reference partner in numerous European projects, participating in various initiatives such as the H2020 Programme, Cosme, Interreg, ERANET and CIP. The experience gained has allowed CTA to create a growing network of contacts with companies, foundations, corporations and other organisations in Europe and other parts of the world at the disposal of its members and clients.
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The Impact and Innovation HUB of the American Farm School (AFS), since its establishment, has been involved in a multitude of activities and projects in the agri-food sector that revolve around digital technologies adoption, sustainable agricultural practices, professional education, social impact and the formation of farmer networks and working groups for the modernization and sustainable development of the sector. The HUB operates within the wider operational framework of the AFS. The AFS serves society by providing formal agricultural education, technical and professional training, outreach and consultancy, new product development, entrepreneurial support, innovation facilitation, demonstration farm services and applied research. The holistic approach and overall practical role of the institute is met through the operation of the two 145-hectare demonstration farms which are considered as “its living laboratory”
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TEPRO is a Spanish consulting firm located in Seville, Spain. It is the leader of the TEPRO HOLDING, with over 45 years’ experience and expertise in agricultural farm management. We have subsidiaries in Portugal, Bulgaria, Morocco and Senegal. Our main activity is giving comprehensive farm management to our portfolio of clients (>300) covering all the typical Mediterranean crops and others (> 80,000 hectares of agricultural land).
TEPRO’s multidisciplinary team cover the areas of Crop Production and Farm Management; Agro-industrial-, Civil- and Irrigation Engineering; Economic-Environmental-Social Assessment; National & International Technical Consultancy and RDI Projects.
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FOCUS STC is a business consulting firm providing innovation management and capacity building services in a number of fields, including circular bioeconomy and bio-based economy, biodiversity and Nature Based Solutions, R&D, social innovation, renewable energy sources and blue growth. Building on our extensive experience, we aspire to actively support innovation, sustainability, strategic thinking and adaptability to an ever-changing environment, putting to good use an extensive international network of multidisciplinary partners and allies, developed through years of strategic and fruitful collaborations. Company partners have considerable expertise in project management and coordination, communication, promotion and dissemination of project activities and results at local, national and international level, as well as stakeholder engagement through mutual learning, co-creation, validation and demonstration events.
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BIOEAST HUB CZ is the first national bioeconomy BIOEAST HUB in the BIOEAST region established in line with the BIOEAST Governance and Roadmap and with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture CZ that was established to gather stakeholders and support their engagement in bioeconomy. BIOEAST HUB CZ is leading two macro regional Thematic Working Groups Bioeconomy Education and Fresh Water Based Bioeconomy. BIOEAST HUB CZ is involved in the H2020, Horizon Europe, BBI-JU and CBE-JU projects
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