Agricultural University of Plovdiv will host the Regional Innovation Valleys for Bioeconomy and Food Systems Event
The stage is set for a groundbreaking revelation in the field of innovation. On the 13th of October 2023, the European Commission will introduce the concept of “Regional Innovation Valleys for Bioeconomy and Food Systems.” This unveiling will take place at the Agricultural University of Plovdiv in Bulgaria. The significance of this event extends far beyond its location, as it holds the promise of contributing to the New European Innovation Agenda, particularly its flagship action to establish 100 regional deep-tech innovation valleys.
The Regional Innovation Valleys for Bioeconomy and Food Systems are poised to be transformative. They offer the potential to not only support but also accelerate the deployment of bioeconomy solutions in regions where people live and work. This endeavor takes a critical step towards bridging the innovation gap within the European Union, with a special focus on countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
Our partner Agricultural University-Plovdiv will present the MainstreamBIO Project aiming to set out small scale bio-based solutions into mainstream practice through the use of innovative digital tools. Furthermore, the Rural Bioeconomy Alliance (RBA) will also be displayed to showcase how such initiatives can trigger the development of bioeconomy across rural areas in Europe.
This event is a collaborative effort, showcasing the power of partnerships. It is organized jointly by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and the Agricultural University of Plovdiv. Their united efforts, in close cooperation with the BIOEAST Initiative, underscore the importance of coming together to drive innovation and sustainable change.
The journey to building 100 regional deep-tech innovation valleys is an ambitious one, and the introduction of the Regional Innovation Valleys for Bioeconomy and Food Systems is a pivotal moment in realizing this vision. As we look forward to this event, we anticipate a new era of innovation that will have a profound and lasting impact, not only within the European Union but also in the global landscape of bioeconomy and food systems.