Small and Medium Enterprises in Bioenergy: Boosting Rural Employment and Sustainable Biomass Mobilisation
The solid biomass-to-energy sector is dominated by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). What is and can be their role in fostering innovation and growth in rural areas in view of the emerging bioeconomy? The main objectives of the event are to:
- Showcase the potential of SMEs for stimulating innovation and employment in sustainable bioenergy in rural regions;
- Discuss lessons learnt from various support and mentoring approaches for SMEs: innovation vouchers, cluster initiatives, networks, and outreach programmes;
- Highlight the benefits and challenges of national and international programmes for fostering bioenergy market uptake and collaboration
SecureChain project results will be presented, and a platform is offered for various experts representing other H2020 projects (Bio4eco, GreenGain, uP_running, Forbio and BioVill) and regions in the bioenergy sector, in the framework of the wider question of bioenergy market uptake.