Analysis and Networking


SPRING encourages the development of partnerships to carry out research into the circular bioeconomy, in a balanced relationship between public and private entities necessary for participation in regional and national calls for proposals and as part of the European Horizon 2020 programme.

With this goal, SPRING maintains constant dialogue with its Members through one-on-one meetings, thematic working groups and networking events.

The thematic working groups are intended to collect requests from members relating to their specific areas and to propose initiatives (e.g. position papers, projects, etc.), with the aim of:

  • Fostering the exchange of information and knowledge and collaboration between members;
  • Giving national and international visibility to members' expertise;
  • Supporting the country in defining and implementing practices and policies that enable innovation in the circular bioeconomy sector.


In order to support research and development activities, the Cluster has set up its own Study Centre, which analyses economic trends, both from an evolutionary and a comparative perspective, and draws up economic policy proposals to foster greater growth in the circular bioeconomy and employment and sustainable development of the territories.

The main work areas:

  1. analysis of the different sectors that make up the circular bioeconomy at the regional and national level;
  2. trends in European industrial systems;
  3. technology scenarios;
  4. analysis of public policies.

The Study Centre is composed of different entities which can help provide support according to the specific topics and activities being addressed.