WP4: Improving circular bioeconomy innovation support services and initiating pilot business projects

A4.1: Improving competences of existing knowledge and technology transfer service providers and organising outreach activities to promote circular bioeconomy innovations in the Baltic Sea Region

The activities of 4.1 are summarised below.

Activity leader:

Lena Huck

Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR)


Within A4.1, the Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) was responsible for coordinating the development of the Interactive Online Portal (e-tool). Additionally, trainings for knowledge and technology transfer service providers within the project partnership were organised. FNR hosted a combined training on 20 October 2021, coupled with individual training sessions by the project partners. The Interactive Online Portal was presented during the trainings.

Outcomes of A4.1

  • The interactive online portal (e-tool) was developed and published on the BalticBiomass4Value website. 
  • The internal training for knowledge and technology service providers was held on 20th October 2021.

A4.2: Organisation of consultations for potential pilot business projects in the Baltic Sea Region

Activity leader:

Sascha Hermus

3N Kompetenzzentrum e.V. (3N)


In A4.2 consultations and match-making events were organised.

Potential partners for consultations and match-making events were identified using a questionnaire that included all relevant questions for companies working in the field of bioeconomy. The questionnaire was evaluated and the companies were categorised according to their strengths, weaknesses, expertise and needs. Following, match-making events were conducted (partly online, partly in presence) to bring the companies together. The areas of interest ranged from renewable energy (biogas and photovoltaic) to sustainable product production.

In Germany and Estonia the focus was on biogas and biomethane production. During the match-making topics such as the close collaboration of farmers and the utilisation of by-products as input substrates for the biogas plant were discussed. In Poland the discussions focused more on alternative packing material and biopolymers, as well as fertilisers derived from organic matter. The Lithuanian events focused on aquaculture and fish production.

The events are completed in Germany, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland and the events are still ongoing in Latvia, Sweden and Norway.