Home Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy is the production of renewable biological resources and the conversion of these resources (including waste streams) into value added products. Its sectors and industries have strong innovation potential due to their use of a wide range of sciences, enabling and industrial technologies, along with local and tacit knowledge.1 The forest bioeconomy focuses on innovations in the circular use of forest products and resources. In the Mediterranean, forest bioeconomy has a strong focus on business models for Non-Wood Forest Products, recreational uses of forests, and social inclusion.

Call for abstracts – 13th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International

The Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and the Moroccan Regional Science Association invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and...

Call for abstracts – InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2020

The InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2020, “Integrating sustainability and health in buildings through renewable materials”, which will take place in Koper, Slovenia...

SIMRA’s October sessions: Lessons learned from the project innovation actions

On 7 and 8 October EFIMED organised two workshops in the province of Teruel (Aragon, Spain) to close the Innovative Action that...

Biocastanea chestnut fair celebrates 10th anniversary

Biocastanea celebrates its tenth edition in 2019, and the county of El Bierzo (León, Spain) will once again be at the heart of the...

Open Letter: An urgent need to put forests on the global agenda

An urgent need to put forests on the global agenda Climate change has reached a tipping point, becoming...

WoodCircus launches the 3W Factor competition: Wood Processing, Recycling and Reuse

The Wood Circus project funded by the European Union's H2020 programme, which aims to promote wood-based value chains as a key...

Green roof innovation as part of Go Suber project to modernise cork harvesting

The Catalan Cork Institute (ICSuro) is one of the 13 Spanish entities participating in the innovative project Go Suber (Operative Group for...

Non-wood forest products in Europe: seeing the forest around the trees

A major new publication paints a vivid and detailed picture on the value, role and potential of non-wood forest products (NWFP) in...

Will you invest in the next generation? Join us for YLP-MED 2020!

The first edition of EFI’s Young Leadership Programme – Mediterranean (2018) was a great success, with positive evaluations from participants and speakers alike. Will...

Innovations for non-wood forest products: final call for applications!

If you haven’t submitted your pitch for the INCREDIBLE Open Innovation Challenge, you still have time, but hurry! The application process will...

EVENTS

PUBLICATIONS

Non-wood forest products in Europe: seeing the forest around the trees

A major new publication paints a vivid and detailed picture on the value, role and potential of non-wood forest products (NWFP) in...

NEWS

OPPORTUNITIES