SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS PARTICIPATES IN THE BEAMING PROJECT, AN ALLIANCE TO BOOST THE BIOECONOMY
- THE PROJECT SEEKS TO PROMOTE AN ALLIANCE WITH HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TO PROMOTE THE BIOECONOMY IN WIDENING COUNTRIES.
- SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS WILL LEAD THE COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION TASKS TO MAXIMISE THE PROJECT’s IMPACT.
Madrid, January 24, 2024 – SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS is pleased to announce its participation as a partner in the execution of the BEAMING project, an initiative under the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme, involving a total of seventeen partners from different European countries.
For 48 months, BEAMING will focus on establishing an alliance among higher education institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Western Balkans. The project’s primary objective is to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange in the framework of bioeconomy by implementing strategies and actions to fill the technology and knowledge transfer gaps, while simultaneously encouraging structural reforms and a culture of excellence in academia. To achieve this, the project will employ a methodology based on the Quadruple Helix innovation ecosystem approach, emphasising collaboration between higher education institutions, industry, government, and civil society. This approach will enhance innovation capacity and the practical application of research findings.
The role of Sustainable Innovations will focus on creating, implementing, and monitoring a communication and dissemination plan to ensure that the results and impacts are effectively communicated to all relevant stakeholders. “We are very proud to keep taking part in bioeconomy initiatives like BEAMING,” stated Jesús Serrano, Deputy General Manager of Sustainable Innovations. “The difference with other similar projects, such as agroBRIDGES or BIOSWITCH, is that BEAMING involves an alliance with countries that currently have low performance in R&D, which will allow us to continue driving innovation and development in regions that require a boost to strengthen their research capabilities and promote the bioeconomy more inclusively and equitably.”
In summary, BEAMING will promote excellence and innovation in the field of bioeconomy through collaboration among higher education institutions in Europe, with a special focus on countries that currently have low R&D performance. Through knowledge transfer, technology promotion, and the creation of a culture of collaboration, BEAMING will boost global competitiveness and advance bioeconomy research. This alliance is committed to strengthening the bioeconomy and moving towards a more sustainable and collaborative future in Europe.
About the European widening countries
Currently, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia face challenges due to their historically low investment in R&D, which limits their competitiveness and innovation capacity. Promoting investment in R&D in these regions is crucial, as it can stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, create jobs, and promote a transition to a more sustainable economy. This not only would close the technological gap with other European regions but also facilitate international collaboration and knowledge transfer, thereby improving the quality of life for their citizens.
Ley by the University of Technology and Economics of Budapest, the BEAMING project is formed by the Agricultural University of Plovdiv, the Agricultural University of Tirana, BIOEAST Hub CZ, BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, CluBE, EDUCONS University, Hungarian Innovation Agency, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Institute for Development and Innovation, the National Research and Development Institute for Biological Sciences Bucharest (INCDSB), Pannon University, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Sustainable Innovations, the University of Banja Luka, the University of Novi Sad – Faculty of Agriculture, and the University of Osijek Faculty of Food Technology.
The project has received €3.9 million in funding from the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme of the European Union under grant agreement number 101137131. On the other hand, SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS has received more than €200,000.
About SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS
SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS is a Spanish consultancy firm providing innovative services to a wide range of sectors across Europe: bio-based industry, renewable energies and advanced materials, among others.
The capabilities offered by SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS are structured around three main pillars that serve as a bridge between the conception of innovative ideas and the market: Innovation Management, Business Development Services and Training. Our main asset is the highly qualified team of engineers, environmentalists, communicators and business development experts that work with us.
More information at www.sustainableinnovations.eu