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The Bioeconomy Concept

What is Bioeconomy

The bio-based economy (Bioeconomy) refers to the sustainable management of our natural renewable and nonrenewable resources. The bio-based economy is characterized and defined by the full range of ecosystems, land and sea resources, biodiversity and biological raw materials (plant, animal and microbe). The bio-based economy encompasses the agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, fisheries, food, biotechnology and chemical industry sectors responsible for the sustainable production of food, feed, bio-based products and bioenergy. The Bioeconomy will assist rural development and sustainability, to ensure the long term competiveness of the European agri- and aquaculture, forestry, food and chemical sectors, and to mitigate climate changing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Regional Character

Bioeconomy being an impulsion of entrepreneurs and policy makes assisted by scientists and technologists, is by force an action optimally functioning in regional conditions. Regions can be encouraged to apply new development strategies, to find new ways to support, and enhance concrete actions towards the Bioeconomy. 
A first step in this aim is to clearly analyze the potential of the region. For this analysis is necessary to: 1/ Set up the criteria 2/ Register the instruments the measures and the good practices and 3/ Prepare smart case studies on regional profiles and specialization strategies.
Also, to promote stakeholder relations within bioregions, so that entrepreneurs can guide regional priorities in the development of the Bioeconomy. This action tailored for South Bohemian Region can lead to an outcome with both a toolkit and an operating bioregional network as it is intended to be taken over by the nascent EU Bioeconomy Observatory. 

EU Bioeconomy Observatory - Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Bioeconomy Observatory – First Stakeholders’ Round Table

Bioeconomy in Europe

The European Commission has presented its strategy and action plan for a sustainable Bioeconomy in Europe, called “Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe”.

The goal is a more innovative and low-emissions economy, reconciling demands for sustainable agriculture and fisheries, food security, and the sustainable use of renewable biological resources for industrial purposes, while ensuring biodiversity and environmental protection. The plan therefore focuses on three key aspects: developing new technologies and processes for the Bioeconomy; developing markets and competitiveness in Bioeconomy sectors; and pushing policymakers and stakeholders to work more closely together.

What is the Bioeconomy

The European Bioeconomy: making the concept a reality

The Copenhagen declaration for a “Bioeconomy in Action”

Based upon the conclusions, statements and discussions from the conference, a declaration for bringing the Bioeconomy in action in Europe in the future, has been made. The conference Bioeconomy in Action was meant to kick off the realization of the strategy of the bio-based economy, and it is the common hope that this conference and declaration will help building new partnerships and taking regional, national and international initiatives to bring the Bioeconomy in action in Europe - reaching out globally in a strategic way

Bioeconomy — Bioeconomy in Action

The Copenhagen declaration for a “Bioeconomy in Action”

Bioeconomy Worldwide


  • The United States

  • Canada

  • China

  • Japan

  • Korea

  • Malaysia

  • Brazil

  • South Africa

  • Australia


Within Europe there is a number of platforms and initiatives to whom the Bioeconomy Platform of the USB aims to link and cooperate

  • European Federation of Biotechnology (Task Force on Bioeconomy)

  • EuropaBio

  • Bio-Based Europe

  • Bio-Based Industries

  • Bio TIC

  • EFIB

  • IFIB


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