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Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a not-for-profit business accelerator based in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Established in 2008 with a CAD 30 millions (EUR 20 millions) in total funding. BIC established a premier accelerator facility at the Sarnia-Lambton Campus of the Western University Research Park. This formed the nucleus of what would become a benchmark for future development of bioindustrial clusters across Canada. The main beneficiares are companies in the chemical, energy, automotive, agricultural and forestry sectors to position the Sarnia-Lambton region. The main success factor is that BIC has developed a successful foundation by working nationally and internationally with multiple and diverse stakeholders in both industry and government to accelerate the development and commercialisation of bio-based and sustainable chemistry based products.

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Recommendations of the EU expert group on clusters
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Type of cluster support