Cluster Initiatives for the development of Baden-Württemberg as a leading region of sustainable bioeconomy
Through the funding program “Netzwerkinitiativen zur Weiterentwicklung der Leitregion Nachhaltige Bioökonomie Baden-Württemberg” (EN: Network initiatives for the development of Baden-Württemberg as a leading region of sustainable bioeconomy), the state of Baden-Württemberg supports the cooperation of actors from various fields and sectors that can substantially contribute to the development and advancement of a sustainable, circularly-oriented bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg.
Supported within the cluster initiatives funding line are feasibility studies and concepts for the creation of new networks and clusters that target long-term, structured teamwork in the context of the Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy of Baden-Württemberg.
Current Cluster Initiatives:
The project aims at the creation and establishment of a bioeconomy cluster in the metropolitan area of Rhein-Neckar (MRN). The goal is to transform field-specific enterprise activities into cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary value creation. In this way, the cluster will create a foundation for a circular bioeconomy in the agricultural, forestry, and food science industries. The initiative seeks to increase visibility for supply streams, actors, best practices, and framework conditions and connect actors to each other. Events, dialogues, task forces, and workshops will serve to advance the goals of the cluster.
Project Leadership: Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH
The Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion GmbH strives to enhance the regional cooperation in the domain of the production and utilization of plant-based fibers. With this goal in mind, regional actors will soon elaborate upon development potentials and topics. Among these are the identification and characterization of field-relevant developments and processes, products, and value creation systems that find themselves close to the market, as well as the assessment of potential applications in various sectors. Alongside this, the recognition of implementation challenges in circularly oriented value creating networks and industrial production and the identification of their appropriate response and management options. The initiative will start with actors in the larger Karlsruhe area, but will expand to any other interested parties in Baden-Württemberg.
Project Leadership: TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe GmbH