Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food & botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space

City of Sigmaringen

Stadt Sigmaringen (SIG)

Innocamp (Graf-Stauffenberg-Kaserne)
Marie-Curie-Str. 20
D-72488 Sigmaringen

The City of Sigmaringen is located in South-West Germany in Baden-Württemberg, situated on the upper Danube. As "Lead Partner" in the EU project AlpBioEco, the City is in charge of the project management, coordination and supports all work packages. The 12 project partners are actively supported by the Lead Partner in order to ensure the sustainable implementation of AlpBioEco. 

Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences

Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen (HSAS)

Anton-Günter-Straße 51
D-72488 Sigmaringen

The Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences is located between Stuttgart and Lake Constance in the south of Germany. Around 3,500 students are enrolled at two locations in Baden-Wuerttemberg: Sigmaringen and Albstadt. The university is the second largest contributor to the AlpBioEco project after the City of Sigmaringen.



Competence Center for Nutrition 

Kompetenzzentrum für Ernährung (KErn)

Hofer Strasse 20
D-95326 Kulmbach

The Competence Center for Nutrition (KErn) is located in Kulmbach and Freising in Bavaria, Germany. KErn belongs to the Department of the Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry. It bundles the knowledge about nutrition in Bavaria. KErn supports the bavarian food industry by organizing specialist events, by providing information materials and by developing model projects for various target groups.

Friends of the Earth Germany, regional group "BUND" in the region of Lake of Constance-Upper Swabia

Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND), Regionalverband Bodensee-Oberschwaben

Leonhardstraße 1
D-88212 Ravensburg

The „Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND)“ is a NGO to promote environ­mental und natural protection. It is the German section of „Friends of the Earth International“. The „Regionalverband Bodensee-Oberschwaben (RVBO)“ is a regional subdivision encompassing the administrative districts Ravensburg, Sigmaringen, Lake Constance and Konstanz. The BUND-RVBO represents local groups in 32 local communities and about 15.000 members and promoters. 

Regio Im Walgau

Regio im Walgau (RIW)

Bazulstraße 2
A-6710 Nenzing

RIW is an association of 14 local communities to conjointly work on different issues of local development. The cooperation is responsible for projects funded by the EU-programmes INTERREG & LEADER. Central issues of the collaboration are the making of regional agricultural products and the improvement of the Alpine landscape. Especially the cultivation of the steep mountain meadows with is rich biodiversity as rough pastures is an ongoing concern of the region. RIW as a project partner introduces an added value to the Alpine landscape by utilizing bio-economical resources, e.g. hay and herbage. 

Business Upper Austria

Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH (Biz-up)

Hafenstraße 47-51
A-4020 Linz

Business Upper Austria (Biz-up), the business agency of the Upper Austrian government, is an innovation driver and partner for location development & settlement of companies, cooperation and public funding advisory services. ​In AlpBioEco, Biz-up provides knowledge exchange, accelerates innovations, strengthens competitiveness of regions (cross-border and cross-sectoral cooperation), supports diversification of product ranges and builds new business models.

Management Center Innsbruck

Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) - Die unternehmerische Hochschule 

Universtitätsstraße 15
A-6020 Innsbruck

The Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) is a privately organized business school located in Innsbruck, Austria. It offers study programs leading to Bachelor and Master degrees as well as Executive Master programs (Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Laws), Executive Certificate programs, Management seminars, Customized programs and research. The main focus of research in MCI’s food & bioresource department is placed on product development driven by innovative and sustainable ideas. For AlpBioEco the MCI links together the best out of science, economy and consulting to the unique concept of an international Entrepreneurial School.

Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany– Office of Milan c/o DLA Piper Italy

Italienische Handelskammer für Deutschland - Büro Mailand c/o DLA Piper Italy (ITKAM)

Via della Posta 7
I-20123 Milano

The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Germany (ITKAM) is a registered non-profit bilateral association, founded in 1911. ITKAM’s main purpose is the promotion of economic relations in the EU with focus on Italy and Germany to foster know-how transfer, competitiveness and business ideas and concepts which is also the scope within AlpBioEco. One of the main strengths of ITKAM is the beverage and food sector in all its traits. ITKAM has knowledge in the creation of new business models due to its realized EU-projects, e.g. CrossEUBWA (lead partner).


Techpark Südtirol /Alto Adige (NOI AG)

A.-Volta-Straße, 13/A
I-39100 Bozen

NOI is a strategic and operative network of established firms, start-ups, investors, universities and development institutions. Especially food networks are responsible for the economic development of South Tyrol. Innovative products are created in close cooperation with institutes from research, cross-sector key accounts of NOI, various associations and educational institutions. NOI has a business incubator which offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop innovative business ideas and to implement them into successful business models - one of the main objectives of AlpBioEco.

Environment Park

Parco Scientifico Technologico Per L'Ambiente - Evironment Park (Envipark)

Via Livorno 60
I-10144 Turino

The Environment Park (Envipark SpA) is a public corporation located in Turin, Italy. It covers 30.000 square meters with 70 companies in the areas of Green Building, Plasma Nano-Tech, Green Chemistry, Advanced Energy and Clean Tech. Activities promoted and tested by Envipark are wastes exploitation for bio-chemicals extraction, energetic valorisation of wastes, production of cosmetics and nutraceuticals products added with natural extracts from plants. Envipark disposes of laboratories and facilities with plants at pilot scale useful for validating at pre-industrial scale treatments for bio-chemicals extraction from botanicals. This provides results for bio-economy evaluation and business model implementing. In AlpBioEco Envipark plays an active role in providing links among companies, research centres, local authorities and decision makers. 


Biotechnical Centre Naklo

Biotehniški center Naklo (BC Naklo)

Strahinj 99
SI-4202 Naklo

BC Naklo is a public educational institution working in the fields of food-processing, (organic) agriculture, rural development, horticulture and nature preservation. BC Naklo enrolls 900 students each year, mostly from Alpine and pre-Alpine rural areas. In Slovenia, BC Naklo is recognised as one of the main “generator” of regional development with an important synergic effect in the field of education and also in joint action of economy, employment, scientific and agricultural sector. As an educational, research and development oriented institution with a great care for a nature preservation and with a concern for production and processing of bio-based food BC Naklo is a suitable partner for AlpBioEco in Slovenia. All training programmes have an emphasis on practical training and entrepreneurial learning. 

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia - Chamber of Agricultural and Food Enterprises

Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije - Zbornica kmetijskih in zivilskih podjetij (GZS-ZKŽP)

Dimičeva ulica 13
SI-1504 Lubljana

GZS-ZKŽP comprises interests of around 180 agricultural and food companies, registered in Slovenia. It also represents branch interests vs. interests of Slovenian (non-)governmental institutions.It has a very close collaboration to the food industry. As a representative of the national food industry association it is a multiple purpose adviser and develops strategic partnerships for the purpose of innovation. Through its members and experts involved it increases the involvement of food-SMEs in order to share knowledge with AlpBioEco.


100 Rue Pierre Bayle
FR-84916 Avignon
Innov'Alliance is an agricultural and agri-food competitiveness cluster located in south-eastern France. The division specializes in the fruit and vegetable, vine, wine, cereals, cosmetics and perfumes sectors. Innov'Alliance brings together a network of companies and research and training organizations with more than 400 members. Innov'Alliance accelerates the launch of new products and services based on the results of research projects boosting innovation to economic development, e.g. waste management, co-product valorization, vegetable food industry sectors, eco-extraction. Innov'Alliance is responsible for testing and implementing new business concepts founded in AlpBioEco due to its members who are interested in developing new bio-economical models.