A series of seminars with regional/local public sector organisations aimed at exchanging knowledge and building capacity will be organised. Early BE-Rural research efforts will serve as knowledge base in relation to a) relevant bioeconomy business models and technology options (including good practice case studies from other regions); b) the region’s bioeconomy potential, opportunities and risks; c) potential synergies with other policies/programmes (e.g. EU and national rural and regional policies, including S3 strategies);
d) the structures (e.g. governance, tasks), capacities (e.g. human resources, tools & systems), and participatory approaches needed to design and implement effective strategies (e.g. to generate ideas, exchange knowledge, and build relationships to design and implement new strategies & projects).