Factsheet: ERRIN BioEconomy

ERRIN BioEconomy

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
European Regions Research and Innovation Network - bioEconomy working group
Description: 
ERRIN, the European Regions Research and Innovation Network, is a dynamic network of, currently, more than 90 European regions and their Brussels-based EU offices. ERRIN facilitates knowledge exchange, joint action and project partnerships between its members with the aim to strengthen their region's research and innovation capacities. ERRIN also aspires to influence EU policies in order to make them respond better to the needs of European regions and to that end engages in debate with EU institutions. The bioEconomy working group focuses on different issues connected to biotechnology, in particular as it applies to agriculture, food science, bio-based materials and medicine. The ambition is to help to overcome fragmentation and to reach a critical mass at EU level in terms of networking, partnering opportunities and bio cluster promotion. The group works in the framework of Europe Innova Biotech Clusters and in close cooperation with CEBR (Council of European Bio Regions).
Goal/Aim: 
Interconnect biotech support activities across Europe, create links with regional practitioners and animate regional biotech communities.

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2001