How bioeconomy stakeholders, in particular bioeconomy related clusters and similar initiatives support the multi-stakeholder and cross-sectoral collaboration? What are good practice examples of successful collaborations among bioeconomy sectors and stakeholders with high replication potential? What are the challenges that clusters face?
These and other questions are addressed in the document “Framework and good practices for multi-stakeholder and cross-sector interconnections”, developed under the frame of the Biobridges project.
This document analyses 18 regional and national bioeconomy or bioeconomy-related clusters and similar initiatives such as platforms, working groups and associations, in countries represented by the Biobridges consortium (Portugal, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Germany, Croatia and Spain).
Our research has found good practice examples of tools for engaging stakeholders representing different group affiliations (such as research, industry, policy) but examples on cross-sectoral collaboration are rare.
Some of the effective instruments include, engagement activities and tools such as matchmaking events, pitch events, innovation boot camps, phone applications; establishing working groups; provision of supporting services for start-ups and public funding.
The importance of the cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration is widely recognised but remains a major challenge. Some other difficulties faced by bioeconomy (-related) clusters and stakeholders in the bio-based value chains are the following:
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