Bioeconomy Cluster creates an innovation ecosystem for the knowledge and technology transfer between research and agri-food industry (SMEs) including relevant policies through mutual cooperation. The mission of BEC is to ensure economically and environmentally efficient use and protection of natural resources by promoting innovation and cooperation between various actors in bioeconomy.
BEC was established in 2015 as a result of bottom-up networking pressure of agri-food and other bio-based stakeholders in Slovakia. It is actively engaged in European and national policies in agricultural innovation, in supporting and networking of SMEs, as well as in connecting the entities of knowledge triangle. The members of BEC are SMEs operating mainly in the agri-food sector, with horizontal focus on bioeconomy and bio-based solutions. Strategic members are represented by agricultural university, agri-food research centre and education.
BEC facilitates a good interconnection of different partners in the area of bioeconomy at national level and it is strong in agri-food and bioeconomy policy research, rural development research, cluster development and value chain development.
2Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
1Other Ecosystem Actors