POWER4BIO

Last updated on: 28 Apr, 2020

The Horizon2020 project POWER4BIO “EmPOWERing Regional Stakeholders for Realising the Full Potential of European BIOeconomy” started in October 2018 and aims at supporting regions in the transition towards a bio-based economy. In doing so, POWER4BIO focuses on awareness raising, networking, political dialogue and mutual learning from the regions involved in the project. Decision-makers and stakeholders from politics and the industry are supported in structuring the bioeconomy and developing successful strategies. In order to fully exploit the individual regions’ bioeconomy potential, methods and a catalogue of suitable business models are being developed. Beyond that, POWER4BIO offers a comprehensive programme to promote mutual learning as well as intra- and interregional cooperation and networking of regional stakeholders. This ensures knowledge transfer across sectors and regions and enables the development of sustainable bio-based strategies within the 10 regions involved in the consortium (five regions from Southern and Western Europe and five regions from Central and Eastern Europe). Germany is represented in the project by the two regions Bavaria and Central Germany including the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony and Thuringia.

Chemie-Cluster Bayern not only represents Bavaria as one of the most advanced bioeconomy regions within the consortium, but also provides its expertise to support the establishment of similar clusters or hubs in other regions. As part of the POWER4BIO project, Chemie-Cluster Bayern intends to contribute to the further development of bio-based strategies beyond Bavaria’s borders. The consortium consists of 17 institutions in Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the Ukraine and is coordinated by CIRCE, the Spanish Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption. The project is funded with three million Euro by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 funding programme.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the project, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Kühn kuehn@chemiecluster-bayern.de

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