Boosting Circular Transition

The BioBoosters – Boosting Circular Transition project connects nine regions around the Baltic Sea – all with strong bioeconomy innovation ecosystems. Together we will work to strengthen the circular and bioeconomy transition among companies in the Baltic Sea region.

To contribute to a more sustainable development, the project aims to support companies, startups, and innovators to develop circular and bioeconomy solutions.

Connecting challenges and solutions

By using a unique hackathon method we will help companies with different challenges to connect with solution providers – mainly startups that can provide solutions in the form of their products, processes, and so on.

A total of 18 hackathons will take place during the project. Each will focus on a bioeconomy company providing a challenge connected to the transformation towards a more circular business. The challenges will come from Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

The higher purpose of the project is to design, pilot, and refine an international cooperation model and service concept for organizing hackathons that can have a life of the project.

Project name: BioBoosters – Boosting Circular Transition

Project coordinator: Jamk (University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä)

Main funding body: Interreg Baltic Sea Region

Co-funder: Region Värmland

Cooperation partners: JAMK University of Applied Sciences (FI), Paper Province (SWE), Biofuel Region (SWE), Vidzeme Planning Region (LAT), Estonian University of Life Sciences
(EE), Witeno (GER), Pärnu County Development Center (EE), Foundation for Education and Social Dialogue ‘PRO CIVIS’ (PL), Sunrise Valley Science, Technology Park (LT).

Project end date: 2023-01-01 to 2025-12-31