In RDI2CluB project, we embark on four benchmarking visits during 2018-2020 in order to explore the bioeconomy innovation ecosystems of European best practice bioeconomy regions (Biobased Delta and Värmland) as well as our partner regions. The purpose of these benchmarking visits is to support the transnational learning process and to gain ideas and good practices for development of regional innovation systems (bioeconomy clusters and bioeconomy innovation ecosystems). Moreover, the benchmarking visits add value to the project outputs. They enable the discovery of joint action plans and understanding of the innovation capacity of regional hubs involved in the network.
The benchmarking visit to Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Poland, was organized on June 3-6, 2019. The purpose of benchmarking was to study the potential of bioeconomy development in the region as part of the regional innovation system. The potential of developing the forest-based bioeconomy, the triple helix co-operation for bioeconomy innovation and a bioeconomy innovation hub were explored. Furthermore, the team identified potential areas for co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region network of bioeconomy hubs.
The report on the findings of the benchmarking team is now published on rdi2club.eu website. As reported by our hosts in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship; “This report is a sort of compendium of knowledge about the potential which lies in the bioeconomy of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. It offers information which is well-known, but also presents possibilities of the region in the field of the bioeconomy from a completely different perspective.”
You can also relive our journey from the Youtube story published by itvSejmikKielce.