Cross Cluster Project to build new value chains

Last updated on: 13 Jul, 2021
The cross cluster team New Materials and Chemistry

As part of the Cluster Initiative of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, the New Materials Cluster and the Chemistry-Cluster Bavaria are working together in the cross-cluster project “Establishing new value chains in the bioeconomy in Bavaria – alternative technologies, bio-based chemicals and materials”.

Project objectives

The aim of the project is to establish new bio-based value chains and thus further advance the bioeconomy in Bavaria.

Based on the needs of established and young Bavarian companies, new value chains will be identified with the help of the Value Chain Generator Tool developed in the Interreg project AlpLinkBioEco. Based on publicly available information, the tool supports the identification of ideas for alternative or new value chains, the so-called “Biolink ideas”. In a second step, the tool uses an algorithm to generate a large number of possible supplier-customer links from specific companies.

In a subsequent potential analysis, topics and actors are selected and concrete measures are derived to initiate cooperations. Possible starting points and topics include products and basic chemicals from renewable raw materials and residues, the development of new biopolymers and biobased additives, and new methods and processes for biobased value creation. Particular emphasis is placed on involving member companies of the two clusters in order to jointly develop more sustainable products and services and initiate innovations.

First steps

Based on an internal training on the use of the Value Chain Generator, where the project already generated first implementation ideas in February, a usage concept for the tool is currently being developed and first Biolink ideas collected. The database of the Value Chain Generator will be continuously expanded to include relevant actors in Bavaria.

Further information

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact our project team: Theresa Dörres (; +49 174 977 39 13).

The project is funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, as part of the funding initiative “Cross-Cluster-Bavaria Bioeconomy” (project duration: 01.01. to 31.12.2021)