BIC joins BOOST4BIOEAST project

Under Horizon Europe, BIC is participating in the BOOST4BIOEAST project - BOOSTing the bioeconomy transformation FOR (4) the BIOEAST. BIC’s role in this project is mainly advisory, communication support and creating links with industry.


On 31 January, BOOST4BIOEAST officially kicked off its activities. It will be supporting the BIOEAST Initiative for the next three years.

BOOST4BIOEAST – coordinated by the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi) - aims to empower national stakeholders in the Central Eastern European and Baltic countries for the development of national bioeconomy action plans and to build long-lasting structures and spaces of dialogue for national and macro-regional cooperation. The 30 partners of the project cover all BIOEAST countries and countries from Western Europe (Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Spain) have been included to stimulate dialogue and knowledge exchange throughout different regions. The project follows the footsteps of its predecessor, the BIOEASTsUP H2020 project, building upon its outcomes that laid the foundation for macro-regional networking among bioeconomy experts and policymakers through the development of its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and 11 Bioeconomy Concept Papers.

To kick-start the community-building and establishment of the national expert networks, BOOST4BIOEAST and the BIOEAST Initiative will organise the Annual BIOEAST Bioeconomy Conference on 6-7 March 2024 in Budapest, Hungary. The theme of the event will be “The role of national HUBs in national and macro-regional bioeconomy policies and R&I priorities in the BIOEAST countries”.

The conference aims to bring together a wide range of stakeholders from the BIOEAST countries, coming from all bioeconomy related fields and with varied professional and academic background. The Conference will promote information about latest updates from the BIOEAST Initiative in the context of ongoing European and upcoming EU presidency priorities, to provide practical knowledge, in order to kick-start and facilitate collaboration, and present opportunities in joint programming initiatives.

More information and the registration to the conference is available here.

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For more information, please contact Project Coordinator, Korinna Varga: [email protected]