Biomodel4regions - Supporting the establishment of the innovative governance models to achieve betterinformed decision-making processes, social engagement and innovation in the bio-based economy is a Horizon Europe project, coordinated by Ciaotech srl – PNO consultants bringing together 14 partners. The project aims to support the establishment of the innovative governance models at local/regional level to promote sustainable development and the bioeconomy of the territory.


The specific objectives of the Biomodel4regions partnership are:

  • Define options of a supporting governance structure and related capacities for regional authorities;
  • Support to local economic and implementing authorities, including at bio-based economy clusters’ level, to improve engagement of regional and local actors;
  • Analysis of the regional bio-based economy-related policy mix to understand the potentials, bottlenecks, and opportunities, capacities for feedstocks, infrastructure, investment, human skills, innovation actors;
  • Analysis, development and updating business models to enable consumers, SMEs, producers, regional and local authorities to switch to socially and environmentally responsible behaviour;
  • Development of the best practice guidelines for local operators and innovation developers, supporting climate neutrality and low environmental footprint improvements of bio-based products and services;
  • Integration of the opportunities created by the local bio-based economy within broader bio-based economy transition;
  • To ensure efficient exchange of best practice and engagement of all actors via robust and transparent communication and awareness-rising campaigns;
  • To replicate the project results throughout Europe, by contributing to the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI).



Starting date                                                01 July 2022
Project duration 36 months
Number of partner 14; APRE (IT), AQUIMER (FR), Bioeconomy Cluster (SK), BioFuel Region (SE), CiaoTech (IT), Circular Biobased Delta (NL), CluBE (EL), ICLEI (DE), Innovation Engineering (IT), NaturePlast (FR), RISE Processum (SE), SPRING (IT), Wageningen Economic Research (NL), Zielona Chemia (PL)


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The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe

 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement N°101060476.