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

Work Package 2 -  Eco-innovative business models

Work package T2 aimed at the development of eco-innovative business models (E-IBM) for the identified high-potential value chains in work package T1. New eco-innovative business models were designed in cross-industry Open Innovation workshops involving SMEs, clusters, academia, and societal actors to accelerate the collective learning and value creation. The output entails six detailed blueprints of eco-innovative business models (two for each value chain) ready to be implemented and validated in work package T3.

Business Models (Deliverable 2-1)

This deliverable introduces 6+1 eco-innovative business model blueprints which aim to implement new products and services in the value chains of apples, walnuts, and herbs in the market. These business models aim to unlock new competitive advantages for small and medium-sized enterprises in the alpine food industry.

Good and Bad Practices (Deliverable 2-2)

This report is designed as a source of inspiration for business model innovation. It presents a wide variety of business models with innovative components. 12 business models are analysed and discussed in detail; further examples of implemented business models are described in the attachment.

Success Factors (Deliverable 2-3)

This deliverable aims to illustrate the findings on the identified success factors and required competencies for the implementation of eco-innovative business models in the alpine region. It should serve as a quick start guide for the implementation of the developed business model blueprints.

Missing Linkages (Deliverable 2-4)

This report identifies and defines missing linkages in the alpine bio-economy’s innovation system that could hamper the emergence and diffusion of eco-innovative business models in the value chains of apples, walnuts, and herbs. The findings of this report are based on the performed cross-industry, Open Innovation workshops carried out within the scope of the project.