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PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
3 Climate-neutral societies
objective
3.1 Circular economy
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
January 2023 - December 2025
Technical details

BioBoosters

The project BioBoosters brings together bio-based businesses in rural areas to share the know-how in circular production, and trigger green business opportunities.
In the spotlight

Driven by challenges, fueled by innovation, and mentored by experts, the business-driven BioBoosters Hackathon process offers a turnkey service for circular economy transition.

Are you looking to fast-track your company’s circular economy transition? Learn about our call for challenge providers at https://www.jamk.fi/en/project/biopaavo/bioboosters.

Project summary

BioBoosters aims to advance the green transition of bioeconomy business by matchmaking competence with needs. By employing a proven business-driven Hackathon process, we can solve challenges that the bioeconomy businesses are facing in transitioning to circular economy business models.

BioBoosters Hackathon is connecting the bioeconomy innovation ecosystems of 9 regions across the Baltic Sea Region. By implementing the open innovation process in inter-regional co-operation, we can facilitate cross-sectoral knowledge transfer as well as connect SMEs, start-ups, and research groups with companies in an international context.

We will run 18 BioBoosters Hackathons together with target groups to validate the innovation process model to be adopted in the key bioeconomy innovation hubs of the participating regions. Furthermore, the model will be transferrable to any innovation hub that is looking to support their regional business networks in green or digital transition.

Our expected impact in numbers:

  • 18 Business-driven Hackathons will validate up to 70 solutions to circular transition challenges
  • 20 international RDI and business co-operations initiated
  • 500 specialist brought together to drive the circular transition of the bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region
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Budgets

BioBoosters
in numbers.
  • 2.79
    Million
    Total
  • 2.23
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

Success indicators

BioBoosters
in numbers.
123 Organisations reached with 1 Solutions in offer 1 Solutionsin use 1 Pilotactivities 40 Organisationsin the project
  • 62.671355325.281118
  • 59.4061713.5793338
  • 63.8268250305542320.252233429601073
  • 57.313171225.2748551
  • 58.380120726.72245
  • 54.0828592513.373271262781955
  • 58.38500575000000524.48864703832715
  • 50.87013785000000620.605507333142004
  • 54.687045825.2829111
Lead partnerJAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • Town
    Tarvaala, Finland
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Keski-Suomi
Total partner budget
526,604.00
The Paper Province economic association
  • Town
    Karlstad
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Värmlands län
Total partner budget
404,712.36
BioFuel Region BFR AB
  • Town
    UMEÅ
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Västerbottens län
Total partner budget
417,183.59
Vidzeme Planning Region
  • Town
    Cesis
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Vidzeme
Total partner budget
207,992.00
Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
242,932.00
Witeno
  • Town
    Greifswald
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Vorpommern-Greifswald
Total partner budget
396,484.00
Pärnu County Development Centre
  • Town
    Pärnu
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lääne-Eesti
Total partner budget
204,025.60
Foundation for Education and Social Dialogue "PRO CIVIS"
  • Town
    Kielce
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Kielecki
Total partner budget
220,271.07
Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park
  • Town
    Vilnius
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Vilniaus apskritis
Total partner budget
168,160.80

Contacts

News

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Help Holmen find more uses for wood ash
The registration is now open to compete for the best idea or innovation that can solve the challenge ...

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Help BioBoost Moelven with a new packaging solution
Do you want to contribute to a sustainable future through new innovative packaging solutions? Then ...

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Valio looks for solutions to balance seasonal variation in milk production
Although the consumers buy milk evenly throughout the year, the amount of milk produced varies from ...

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BioBoosters is ready to start the Hackathons!

News

Krinova Food Hack
March 13-15 2023 the project did a study visit to Krinova in Kristianstad, Sweden, where we attended ...

Events

No upcoming events
    26
    September
    Launch webinar of the HolmenHackthon powered by BioBoosters
    Project: BioBoosters
    Virtual Meeting
    26. September 2023
    13:00 - 14:45 (CEST)
    25
    September
    Launch webinar of the MoelvenHackathon powered by BioBoosters
    Project: BioBoosters
    Virtual Meeting
    25. September 2023
    13:00 - 14:30 (CEST)
    22
    September
    Launch webinar of the ValioHackathon powered by BioBoosters
    Project: BioBoosters
    Virtual Meeting
    22. September 2023
    12:30 - 14:30 (EEST)
    30
    March
    Launch Webinar for BioBoosters Challenge Provider Call
    Project: BioBoosters
    Virtual Meeting
    30. March 2023
    15:00 - 16:00 (EEST)

      Videos

      DataSpaceHackathon Challenge Provider Interview: Juhani Luoma Kyyny
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      Quotes

      Bogdan Wenta
      Mayor of Kielce
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      We are really glad we’ll be a partner of this Biobooster project.  As a city we have many  challenges now with waste, with reducing cost of energy and other aspects of the green transition. The project is a good direction for us. It is important to find together with international partners how we can create bigger consciousness of our society about recycling, reducing costs, reusing products and protecting consumers (…) Just now not only the European Union, but the whole world face a challenge that is how we should change our traditional style of life. If we can educate our society this way, we will be the winner.
      Esa Kokkonen
      Director, The Baltic Institute of Finland
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      In the current economic and political situation, there is an urgency in accelerating the green and digital transition. This makes co-operation and coordination of actions within the Baltic Sea Region countries is more important than ever. BioBoosters is a good example of how the Interreg BSR programme is enabling the building of strategic partnerships that support the implementation of the EUSBSR. PA Innovation is looking to be part of the BioBoosters project journey and to co-operate especially in relation to policy dialogue and communicating the results. 

      Outputs

      The Hackathon Process

      BioBoosters Hackathon process offers a turnkey service for circular economy transition. See our offer for challenge provider companies, solution provider teams, expert mentors and Hackathon organisers.

      Publications

      • ValioHackathon - Invitation
        Valio invites You to ideate ways to tackle the seasonal variation in milk production.
      • HolmenHackathon - Invitation
        How can we transform wood ash - a by-product from our biofuel boilers created during the heating and drying process of wood - from waste to wonder?
      • The rules of participation in Hackathons 
        The rules governing co-operation between all participants of the BioBoosters Hackathon process; a client, the teams, the mentors, the organizer, and the potential co-organizers, are set out in the Rules of Participation.
      • Mentoring Principles in BioBoosters Hackathon
        In this document, the meaning and role of being a mentor in a hackathon are explained.
      • BioBoosters Hackathon Evaluation Plan
      • BioBoosters Hackathon Communication Plan
        v. 1.0 to be applied in the first piloting iteration of the BioBoosters Hackathon in August 2023 – May 2024