Bioinno promotes entrepreneurship in forest bioeconomy in Värmland and Dalarna.

Forest Bioeconomy Innovation in Dalarna and Värmland, Bioinno, is about Värmland and Dalarna working together to help forest-based innovations out in the market. There is a great deal of expertise and established springboards for entrepreneurs in the region. Bioinno will take advantage of this.

This means that more people – in a larger geographical context – will be able to take part in efficient innovation and entrepreneurial processes. For example, through consulting, researcher contacts, prototype development and other shortcuts to the market.

The goal is to provide the best possible support for forest innovations. The project will also increase interest in environmentally friendly products and show the business benefit of working with the forest, renewal and development.

The testing and development facility Circlab, previously known as The Wood Region, is a key resource in Bioinno. Innovators can use the testing environment to produce large-scale biocomposite prototypes on 3D printers. The fiber-based material is extracted from the forest and can be used as a replacement for traditional plastics. The largest printer can handle dimensions over six meters. Already today kayaks, longboards and other products are printed for the outdoor sector.

Project name: Bioinno

Project coordinator: Paper Province

Financier: European Regional Development Fund, Torsby Municipality, Region Värmland and Region Dalarna

End date: 2022-12-31

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