Increase public awareness of bio-based products and applications supporting the growth of the European bioeconomy


With the five broad application areas of the BBI JU Scientific Innovation and Research Agenda, which defines the key areas around which projects should be developed, at its core, the BIOCOM action will develop excellent promotional and educational materials and design and implement pubic engagement activities, based on this material. These activities will be focused on promoting bio-based industries and the huge potential of their products. BIOCOM intends to meet the need for better communication of bio-based products and applications and the benefits they bring. In order to attain this ambitious challenge, the BIOCOM Consortium proposes providing a wide range of integrated, high-level activities and tools with recognised added value for communication programmes, having EU Citizens as their main target. Tools being developed to achieve this include an innovative online collaboration platform and social network, an accessible library of bio-based products, the development of training materials, social hack days, co-creation workshops, an eConference, BarCamps and thematic Charettes.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Lucia Vannini

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali

Insight Publishers Limited(United Kingdom)

Other Participants:
Q-Plan International Advisors Epe (Greece)
Pedal Consulting Sro (Slovak Republic)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Asociacion De Investigacion De La Industria Agroalimentaria (Spain)
Globaz, S.A. (Portugal)
Civitta Eesti As (Estonia)
Fva Sas Di Louis Ferrini & C. (Italy)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 965.750,00
Project Duration in months: 24
Start Date: 01/10/2016
End Date: 30/09/2018

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UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 720762