European project AGRIFORVALOR

Bringing added value to agriculture and forest sectors by closing the research and innovation divide

The aim of AGRIFORVALOR was to close the research and innovation divide by connecting practitioners from agriculture and forestry with research, (bio-) industry, policy makers, business support organisations, innovation agencies and technology transfer intermediaries in multi-actor innovation partnership networks in order to valorize and exploit sidestream biomass resources from agriculture and forestry.

These networks have been managed by three Biomass Innovation Design Hubs, piloted in south of Spain (Andalucia), Hungary and Ireland. Hub managers assisted and coordinated activities in and between hubs in order to share knowledge to further exploit biomass sidestreams and build business models based on grass-root ideas.

AGRIFORVALOR thus delivered as mediator and facilitator new commercial opportunities for the agriculture and forest sector in Europe to become an active partner in the sidestream biomass value chain in terms of establishing a Bioeconomy.

The Vision of AGRIFORVALOR was to connect multi-actors in order to:

  • achieve new value chains
  • stimulate biomass sidestream market uptakes into value-added products

Project duration: 03/2016 – 08/2018

Countries: Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain

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