The regional bioeconomy testbeds are important tools in driving and demonstrating forest-based innovation. The testbeds are not merely physical workshops where innovative ideas can develop, but these are also innovation hubs surrounded by Paper Province’s innovation structure, which includes companies to cooperate with, relevant competencies as well as relevant networks and even funding. In summary, the testbeds are mini arenas for collaboration.
This makes testbeds important bridges between research and commercialization. In short, a good opportunity to refine ideas into sustainable products and scale up the pace of innovation. Testbeds include The Wood Region (bio composites and 3D printing), the Fossil Free Laminates testbed (FFLAM) and LignoCity (lignin).