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EU-Project ROBIN

ROBIN is the acronym for "Deploying circular Bioeconomies at regional level with a territorial approach". The project is funded under the 2021 Call "Innovative governance, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal". ROBIN is one of a series of projects that aims to support and further develop regional bioeconomy strategies – a goal that is fully in line with the findings of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report (European Commission, 2022).

Goals and added value for Baden-Württemberg

  • Support the regional authorities of 5 European regions to accelerate the deployment of the bioeconomy through governance models
  • Exploit existing knowledge from early work and know-how in bioeconomy policy and social innovation
  • To network and promote mutual learning from peers
  • Consort with the European Commission’s “Circular Cities and Regions Initiative’s” Coordination and Support Office (CCRI-CSO).

BIOPRO and Steinbeis 2i are teaming as regional partners for the implementation of the project in Baden-Württemberg. Close cooperation with Baden-Württemberg’s Ministries is expected in the course of ROBIN, as well as with selected stakeholders.

Overview of the coordination and support measures introduced by the project ROBIN © ROBIN

The Consortium and the Geographical Scope of the Project

The kick-off meeting of the project took place in Thessaloniki on September 26-27, 2022. The project is funded by the European Union under the Research & Innovation Framework Programme Horizon Europe, officially started on September 1, 2022 and is expected to be completed in August 2025. It is led by QPLAN International Advisors, a consulting company from Greece. The total funding amount is 2,499,951 € from the Horizon Europe Programme. The consortium includes 12 project partners from 6 countries in Europe (Belgium, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Slovakia and Spain). Over 40% of the project partners are government-related organisations.

Website address: https://www.bio-pro.de/en/projects/bioeconomy/eu-project-robin