MainstreamBIO aims at contributing towards bringing small-scale bio-based solutions into the mainstream across rural Europe. To achieve this, the project is set to greatly enhance cooperation between key bioeconomy stakeholders, resulting in sustainable business models pathways for bio-based innovations in rural areas. Along these lines, the project follows an integrated methodology to establish regional multi-actor structures for demand-driven innovation, and deliver a combination of communication materials, training programmes, events, decision support system and other practical digital tools packed in the MainstreamBIO Toolkit. More than 3000 farmers, producers, consumers and other agri-food bio-based stakeholders will be involved in testing, validating and ultimately benefitting from the business and technical support services of the MainstreamBIO Toolkit.
In this context, 7 Multi-actor Innovation Platforms will be set-up in an equal number of countries/regions across Europe. Each MainstreamBIO MIP will be comprised of individuals in diverse agri-food and bio-based domains who are strategically involved in key activities of the project, contributing with their knowledge and perspectives as well as representing the views and interests of their stakeholder communities to provide the consortium with insights regarding the current bio-based solutions/innovations and good practices for nutrient recycling that will facilitate the provision of demand-driven tools, material and recommendations that aim to create value-added for farmers and consumers among other interest groups in the agri-food bio-based sector.