Cross-clustering partnership for boosting eco-innovation by developing a joint bio-based value-added network for the Danube Region
The transition of a fossil-based to a bio-based industry addresses some of the main challenges identified in the Danube region. The dependency on fossil resources will be reduced and climate change targets be supported by reducing the GHG emissions. Furthermore the eco-innovations will support the regional development by diversifying the local economy and creating new employment opportunities. The development of new bio-based value chains from primary production to consumer markets needs to be done by connecting enterprises from different regions and industries. But due to a missing holistic transnational approach Danube actors in bio-based industry still operate disconnected and cannot properly benefit from the potential.
Therefore the aim of this project is to develop new methods and tools to connect enterprises transnationally.
Romania is represented in the implementation consortium of the project through the Ministry of Economy, the Institute for Economic Forecasting and CLUSTERO.
Three valuable chains have already been mapped in the fields of eco-construction, phytopharmaceuticals and bioplastics.
Further information on the state of the project and the opportunities open to the clusters in Romania will be provided at the joint Romanian-Hungarian conference of clusters to be held in Oradea and Debrecen on 20-22 November, and you can also read more about the DANUBIOVALNET at interreg-danube.eu