About the Pilot

The innovative use of non-food biomass represents one of the most significant emerging industries at global level, as it can provide a significant contribution in tackling some of the most important contemporary challenges, e.g. climate change, increased sustainability, switch to renewable resources, re-industrialisation. Important initiatives and investments are quickly growing in this field but the market penetration of innovative bio-based products is still in its infancy and most resources are still allocated to face the challenges of scaling up production processes.

Activities & Long Term Goals

The Bioeconomy Pilot in Vanguard aims at supporting the deployment of high TRL technologies, through the setting up of transregional value chains in an industry-driven process, where public support comes into play to help bridging the valley of death. The pilot aims at indentifying critical challenges beyond the capabilities of a single region to team up skills, energies and resources that can make a difference in market terms.

Seven demo cases are currently under development, with a wide spectrum of approaches and topics, from large scale investment to extended networking of smaller infrastructures. Following the matchmaking event of February 2016, all demo cases have been working in order either to shape their ideas into a Vanguard- compatible approach or to condense different approaches in a single, common project. A Memorandum of Understanding with the Biobased Industry Consortium, representing the private side of the Bio Based Industry JTI, has been signed to develop common activities and the pilot has been positioned in order to take full advantage of different EC initiatives via both the Industrial Modernization platform and the European Cluster Collaboration Platform.

Co-Leading Regions
Lombardia
Randstad Region
Pilot Contacts
Ilaria Re

Project manager at Lombardy Green Chemistry Association

Participating Regions
Asturias
Baden - Württemberg
Basque Country
East Netherlands
Emilia-Romagna
Flanders
Małopolska
Navarra
North Rhine-Westphalia
Scotland
Skåne
Tampere Region
Värmland
Wallonia
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Demo Cases

European Week of Regions and Cities: Vanguard Initiative Regions boosting the Green Transition

VI regions hosted a seminar during the European Week of Regions and Cities, to present how they lead by example in achieving the Green Transition and sup

investment, concept, business
Cross- regional Cooperation in the Alpine Regions: the ARDIA_NET Project or how to share capacities and bring together funding

the ARDIA-Net project stands for Alpine space Research, Development and Innovation Area.

cup, podium, trophy
The evaluation results of the SME Success Stories are out!

The Vanguard Initiative SME Success Stories evaluation results are finally out and we are proud to announce the winners of this new Vanguard support scheme.

Bioeconomy upcoming event

Good practices and built capacities for cross-regional cooperation in the Alpine Region and beyond Milan 11 M

Progress update from the Bioeconomy pilot

General Assembly of the Bioeconomy Pilot celebrates the first Natural Fibertastic lustrum at Biobased Delta Biobased Delta hoste

Bioeconomy Pilot - Plenary meeting

The Bioeconomy Pilot will hold its plenary meeting on Thursday 30 September

Annual Report 2021: Bioeconomy

The report is available here.

Action Plan 2022: Bioeconomy

The document is available here.

Pilot Action plan 2020: Bioeconomy

This Annual plan is the main reference that will guide the Bioeconomy Pilot activities during 2020.

Pilot Annual report 2020: Bioeconomy

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Pilot Action plan 2021: Bioeconomy

The 2021 Annual Plan is the primary reference that guides the Bioeconomy Pilot activities, by providing primary direction supporting the strengthening partnerships and defining a feasible financial

Bioeconomy Flyer

The Vanguard Initiative Bioeconomy Pilot aims to set up trans-regional value chains in the area of innovative and sustainable use of renewable resources. 

VI Bioeconomy meeting

Hybrid meeting – open to an online audience via MS Teams.

Shaping bio-based value chains through cross-regional cooperation

The transition toward a greener and more circular production form based on renewable raw materials represents an essential step toward competitive and su

GOOD PRACTICES AND BUILT CAPACITIES FOR CROSS-REGIONAL COOPERATION IN THE ALPINE REGION AND BEYOND

GOOD PRACTICES AND BUILT CAPACITIES FOR CROSS-REGIONAL COOPERATION IN THE ALPINE REGION AND BEYOND MILAN 11 M

BIOECONOMY PILOT - PLENARY MEETING

The Bioeconomy Pilot will hold its plenary meeting on Thursday 30 September. 

Resources

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Test Resources

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