About the dashboard
This dashboard displays a set of indicators that helps to indicate the future bioeconomy potential of regions. A benchmark option is available to identify a region’s relative position, which can be supportive for developing smart specialization strategies. What are already strong assets? What could be strengthened? What are potential innovative biobased sectors?
The dashboard has been developed in the RDI2Club project (Interreg Baltic Sea Region; 2017-2020) and builds on the visualisation tool created in the BERST project (FP7; 2012-2014). Regional partners in both projects have provided following statistical data:
- RDI2Club partners for regions in Norway (Nuts 3), Finland (Nuts 3), Estonia (Nuts 3), Latvia (Nuts 3) and Poland (Nuts 2).
- BERST partners for regions in Belgium (Nuts 2), the Netherlands (Nuts 3), Finland (Nuts 3), Germany (Nuts 1), Greece (NUTS2), Slovenia (Nuts 3), Spain (Nuts 2) and United Kingdom (Nuts 3).
Second, the dashboard contains bioeconomy profile factsheets for RDI2Club regions that not only rely on indicator analyses, but also on network consultations with stakeholders who are interested in exploring the bioeconomy. In the course of the project, these profiles will be extended with smart specialization strategies and roadmaps for strenghtening the regional bioeconomy. Note that the dashboard also has a dynamic reporting option for creating bioeconomy profile factsheets for any region,as long as data have been collected of course.
Third, the dashboard gives an easy access to tools that have been developed under the S3 platform project and the BERST project.
For RDI2Club project: Hannu Koponen, Keski-Suomen liitto/Regional Council of Central Finland, Jyvaskyla, Finland; Phone: +35 8 40 595 0009 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For BERST project: Myrna van Leeuwen, Wageningen Economic Research, The Hague, The Netherlands; Phone: +31 70 3358 142; Email: Myrna.vanLeeuwen@wur.nl