Taskforces for SIRA 2030

29 May 2019

The process for the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) 2030 has begun, following on from the current SIRA 2020. The SIRA translates the ambitions of BIC and other major actors in the bio-based sector into a set of actions for developing sustainable and competitive bio-based industries in Europe. (more about the current SIRA 2020 here). These ambitions are documented in the Vision: ‘The circular bio-society in 2050’.

In order to set the SIRA 2030, four taskforces have been created and categorised into the following areas:

Taskforce 1: Integrating feedstock into bio-based value chains

Taskforce 2: Integrating operations within bio-based value chains

Taskforce 3: Integrating markets & society into bio-based value chains

Taskforce 4: Integrating investments into an inclusive bioeconomy

A detailed list of the taskforces and the topics being covered by each can be consulted here

The members of the taskforces include BIC members and also representatives across the fifteen industry associations who are signatories of the 2050 "Vision for a circular bio-society".

The work of the four different taskforces is linked with the four key drivers identified in the industry's 2050 Vision. The SIRA 2030 will seek to put in place the actions needed to achieve this circular bio-society with milestones for these actions in 2030. 

Driver 1: Fostering food security for a growing world population and demand for sustainable products

Driver 2: Contributing to a sustainable planet

Driver 3: Create jobs and growth in the circular bioeconomy

Driver 4: Achieve a circular bioeconomy society

The process will include two major surveys with review cycles with the taskforces. This first ‘run’ will establish actions and milestones for 2030 on our way to 2050. Each taskforce will then review its collective results and will also receive the highlights of the other taskforces to possibly ‘enrich’ its review reactions.

In a second survey ‘run’, each taskforce will be asked to help formulate key performance indicators (KPI) for the milestones. We will herewith apply the SMART principle: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound.

A BIC-led coordination and editing team will compose the drafts and the final version of the SIRA 2030 for approval by the BIC board by the of end 2019. The European Commission will be involved in the approval process since the objective is to have the SIRA 2030 be the basis for a new PPP on bio-based circular solutions.

For further information about the SIRA 2030 process, please contact BIC via BIC_Forum@biconsortium.eu