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.

Modern wood architecture

New researcher position open in the area of sustainable structural systems

InnoRenew CoE is an independent research institute established in 2017 through the H2020 InnoRenew project. Its research targets renewable materials and sustainable...
House ready to be assembled

Forestry Speed Dating: Circular design of wooden building materials

The second series of Forestry Speed Dating events organised by EFI Bioregions Facility is going ahead with new meetings. These events focus...
Mass is more installation

The “Mass is More” installation is presented in Barcelona

The "Mass is More" project, designed by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Bauhaus Earth, establishes a dialogue between...
Aerial view of Barcelona

Reimagining our cities

For the first time in human history, globally, we have more people living in cities than in rural areas. Cities already account...
Maria Lafuente collection

Fashion Week in Madrid opens with a collection based on sustainability

The designer María Lafuente opened the 76th edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid at the headquarters of the Regional Archive of...
Timber building

The environmental impacts of a large-scale transition to timber cities

Researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) carried out a study on the building sector's transition towards bioeconomy in...
Wood construction

Forestry Speed Dating: high-performance wooden building materials

EFI Bioregions Facility is organising a second series of Forestry Speed Dating events to facilitate exchange of ideas on the topic of bio-based solutions...

New job opportunities at InnoRenew CoE and the University of Primorska

InnoRenew CoE and the University of Primorska, Slovenia, offer new job opportunities in the ARCHI-SKIN project. This project explores the design principles underlying...
World BioEconomy Forum

World BioEconomy Forum talks on climate

The World BioEconomy Forum will hold its 5th edition since its establishment in 2018. The key topics discussed during this all virtual...

Erasmus+ EU4Shepherds promotes innovative training for sustainable shepherds

The Erasmus Plus EU4Shepherds project just held its third workshop in Austria between 5 and 7 July 2022. This meeting served to...



The bioeconomy and non-timber forest products

Non-wood forest products – such as nuts, mushrooms, berries, resins, etc. – are crucial for the bioeconomy, ensuring the sustainability of forest...