AlpBioEco Newsletter - May 2020
Valorisation of innovative bio-economical potentials along bio-based food and botanical extract value chains in the Alpine Space
VOL. 7 EN
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The results of our work package T2 have just been published!

Work Package 2 focused on the development of eco-innovative business models for the opportunities in the value chains of apples, walnuts and herbs, which were identified in Work Package T1. Our project partner MCI, Management Center Innsbruck from Austria, coordinated the 22 innovative open workshops organised in 9 different locations in the 5 countries of the AlpBioEco project. More than 182 participants helped AlpBioEco to create eco-innovative business ideas and to develop them to detailed business model blueprints ready to be pilot tested and validated during Work Package T3. To read the reports, click on the link below!

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Work Package T3: we validate our business models!

The objective of Work Package T3 is to implement pilot tests of the eco-innovative business models developed under Work Package T2 to validate the developed business model blueprints. Focus Group workshops and business visits have already been launched in February and early March in four Alpine countries. Mid of March, the AlpBioEco team decided to organise AlpBioEco workshops and business visits in the online format in order to continue the activities despite the health situation related to the Coronavirus. If you want to know more about the next steps, check out the link below!

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2020, the year of the bioeconomy in Germany and the 30th anniversary of the Interreg programme

The bioeconomy was designated subject for the year of science 2020 in Germany. A lot of events are organised with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with the goal to make people more interested in science and to promote social dialogue about research. 2020 is also the year that celebrates 30 years of the Interreg – a series of programmes to stimulate cooperation between regions in and out of the European Union. The 30th anniversary will be celebrated from October 15 to 16 in Brussels. Want to know more? Read our article!

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Learn more about us: Interview with AlpBioEco project partner, the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany, ITKAM

The Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany, ITKAM, is a non-profit bilateral association, founded 1911 that counts over 400 member companies. Every year, ITKAM provides around 500 Italian and German companies with business support. In the framework of AlpBioEco project, ITKAM is Italian partner for Lombardy Region and is involved especially in the business model validation and in the testing of the new products. Read more about ITKAM in our AlpBioEco interview (Photo: AlpBioEco Project Partner ITKAM © ITKAM). 

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Take part in the #EUinmyregion Quiz

Each year, the European Commission launches the #EUinmyregion campaign to make citizens aware of EU-funded projects across Europe. AlpBioEco is one of these EU-funded projects and will participate in the #EUinmyregion postcard competition and storytelling contest for projects to represent the Alpine Regions and bioeconomy projects. How well do you know the European regions? That's what we're going to find out with this online quiz from the link below. 

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The AlpBioEco Newsletter is published quarterly by AlpBioEco head of project communication (Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences).
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