“From 2016-2019, the BBI JU-funded BioCannDo project focused intensively on communicating bio-based products and the bioeconomy. The aim was to help bridge awareness gaps, and inform about the potential and long-term benefits of a vibrant bioeconomy sector to the wider public. It aimed to demonstrate that the bio-based economy offers something desirable, with new products, functionalities and day-to-day applications. The project developed the information portal www.AllThings.Bio, which provides a broad range of communication materials, formats and resources. BioCannDo also engaged with other bioeconomy communication projects to share good practices. The project team brought together experts and consumers in workshops and focus groups to develop key communication messages. BioCannDo mapped educational materials and developed new ones to help teachers have easy access to teaching aids on the bioeconomy.”
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Unlike large industries, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get full funding for their participation in BBI JU funded Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs).
“This condition was very beneficial for us, and allowed us to co-develop and participate in several CSAs, including BioCannDo" said John Vos, BTG Biomass Technology Group.
“FVA is an Italian SME, very active in projects supporting the creation of the innovation ecosystem for the bioeconomy. The bioeconomy is a great opportunity for the SMEs, also thanks to the support of the European Commission and BBI JU, promoting small companies’ participation in international consortia. This facilitates the access and sharing of knowledge, boosting the innovation potential and access new sustainable market opportunities for the SMEs.” Susanna Albertini, FVA.