The overall objective of BioEcon is to develop, extend and fully unlock the research potential of IUNG in accordance with the new global strategies trends and changes in national needs through the creation of an excellent international and interdisciplinary department on bioeconomy and systems analysis.

The specific objectives

1.    Improvement of research organization and management, which includes the administrative and policy structural changes.
2.    Update of Research and innovation strategy, in full compliance with Polish smart specialisation strategy and implement a brand new approach of interdisciplinary research performance, aiming to promote and develop bio-economy.
3.    Intensive interaction with policy makers and stakeholders to mobilize regional support, transfer research outcomes and foster the regional development through involvement of all economic actors in a strategic growth path, encouraging the realisation of the huge potential in this area.
4.    Increase research excellence in the field of bio-economy and system analysis through human capacity upgrade, implementation of a training programme, and cooperation with excellent research partners from abroad through international networking and partnerships.
5.    Concentration of resources and widening of participation in international, interdisciplinary and inter -sectoral projects through bridging Cohesion and innovation funds with H2020 and other EU funded opportunities.
6.    Massive dissemination of bioeconomy methods and sustainability insurance through the establishment of exploitation mechanisms and platform.

More information about the project BioEcon can be found on the project website:

In this BoEcon newsletter issue, we would like to present an overview about the project and give a brief update on our project activities during the first 6 months of the project duration.

WP.1 Recruitment of ERA Chair

- Recruitment of an experienced researcher for the position of ERA Chair holder, in order to support the realisation of the project and the interdisciplinary strategy of IUNG.
- Creation of a new interdisciplinary department.
- Formulation of the Recruitment Strategy and professional development of researchers, ensuring traceability of institutions and organisations creating favourable working conditions for researchers.

WP 2. Brain gain

Research Group Recruitment (recruitment of three researchers and an innovation broker).

WP 3. New interdisciplinary strategy development

Formulation of a new interdisciplinary strategy and preparation a plan for research and innovation ensuring development of bioeconomy in Poland.

WP 4. Regional support mobilization and development of a regional cluster for bioeconomy

Conducting a constructive dialogue at a regional  level between all the actors interested. Stakeholders, their needs and synergies will be analysed with the aim to develop successful cooperation in the field of bioeconomy. It will be achieved, among others, through organisation of round table meetings and workshops.

WP 5. Cooperation for excellence

Increasing the scientific excellence of the IUNG researchers and improvement of the procedures of innovation management. Trainings for the researchers will be carried out by the ERA Chair team. Numerous workshops, summer schools and conferences are planned to be organized.

WP 6. Widening of participation and concentration of resources

It will widen the participation of IUNG in the national and international projects with the aim to develop cooperation with research partners.

WP 7. Dissemination and exploitation

Increasing the visibility and dissemination of the project results as well as bioeconomy as a whole, and ensuring the sustainability of the results in the long term. Creation of a Platform that will store the knowledge gained at a national level, and enable conducting a direct dialogue with the stakeholders.
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