BRILIAN has been conceived to support the adoption of sustainable, cooperative business models in rural areas and enable a better transition to bio-based economies, playing a pivotal role in revitalising these regions and fostering sustainable economic and social development, making primary producers active actors of the supply chain. BRILIAN will implement a multi-actor approach for the validation of a group of Actions for the Bio Innovation.
STRATUS, extending over 60 months, aims to connect advisors across Europe to accelerate knowledge creation and sharing on Integrated Fertilisation Management, supporting farmers to bring this knowledge into practice to achieve the ambition of the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. Thus, STRATUS will contribute to reducing nutrient losses to the environment while maintaining soil fertility.
BIO2REG aims to help greenhouse gas-intensive economies unlock their bioeconomy potential by moving towards model regions. The project will encourage interregional exchange and cooperation, providing regional stakeholders with a conceptual framework for regionalisation in model regions. This involves mapping best practices in a circular and sustainable bioeconomy, assessing bioeconomy potential, offering mentoring and training, forming transition alliances, and making policy recommendations.
NUTRI-KNOW aims at improving nutrient management practices in European agriculture. By consolidating knowledge from various EIP-AGRI Operational Groups across EU member states, it seeks to address urgent needs, challenges, and opportunities for farmers. Through a platform and thematic network, NUTRI-KNOW aims to facilitate the exchange of information, strengthen knowledge flows, and promote sustainable agricultural practices. Ultimately, the project aims to reduce reliance on imported mineral fertilisers, improve agricultural and environmental management, and enhance the overall efficiency and sustainability of the European agri-food sector.
ROBOCOOP-EU proposes a breakthrough cultural change in the agricultural sector, by deploying effective regional and circular bio-based Business Models for the valorisation of waste streams from 3 agricultural sectors: grape, olive and stone fruit. The project specialises in the enhancement of revenue streams for small and medium-scale farmers and cooperatives. Its approach involves the systematic diversification of commercial opportunities within agricultural contexts. By establishing versatile bio-refineries, it facilitates the production of a comprehensive portfolio of bio-based products, enabling the integration of secondary streams in a holistic closed-loop system.
SCALE-UP aims to adapt, implement and evaluate tools to help regional actors to overcome the apparent bottlenecks towards fully exploiting bioeconomy potentials in their region. Its goals include: 1. Increased capacity of regional multi-actor partnerships to accelerate the development of marketable bio-based products and services; 2. Strengthened collaboration between primary producers, SMEs, clusters, social actors, and policymakers; 3. Improved knowledge about nutrient recycling potentials in regional bioeconomies; 4. High level of awareness and understanding of the bioeconomy and its impacts on local communities; 5. Promotion of a sustainable, inclusive and just regional bioeconomy.
SYMBA aims at creating a new and innovative Industrial Symbiosis (IS) method to be replicated within EU according to the local/regional bio-based industrial ecosystem. It will implement a user-friendly and accessible AI database suggesting regional IS innovative processes to create zero-waste value chains, ensuring more local supply chains; a better distribution of economic and social benefits among the stakeholders and an increase in the economic value of final products.
PRIMED will co-create innovative forms of cooperation to integrate primary producers in novel bioeconomy value chains with a multi-actor approach. To do so, PRIMED will develop new Circular Business Models in Bioeconomy (CBMB) to produce high-value biobased products through advanced biorefineries and will demonstrate them in five Living Labs (LLab). PRIMED will also empower multi-actors to co-design a collaborative ecosystem to accelerate the bioeconomy, with an Open Access knowledge hub and toolkit (PRIMED digital toolbox).
Small4Good aims to help small forest owners develop multifunctional management and business models using digital and AI solutions. The project promotes biodiversity and carbon farming through payment for ecosystem services schemes. Its approach involves understanding the motivations of small forest owners and developing business and management models through a multi-actor living lab approach across Europe, promoting rapid prototyping and implementing realistic, locally adapted pathways towards multifunctionality. The project’s outcomes will enable small forest owners across Europe to transition towards sustainable and multifunctional management, creating a fair and inclusive bioeconomy.