Interreg NWE project finalist for the RegioStars Awards 2017!

The project Bio Base NWE, funded by the Interreg North-West Europe Programme 2007-2013, has been selected as a finalist for the RegioStars Awards 2017 in the category 1: ‘Smart Specialisation for SME innovation’.

The award ceremony will take place in Brussels on Tuesday 10 October during the 2017 European Week of Regions and Cities.

The RegioStars Awards identify good practices in regional development and highlight original and innovative projects that are attractive and inspiring to other regions.

The Award Categories for 2017 are:

  • Smart Specialisation for SME innovation
  • Energy Union: Climate action
  • Women Empowerment and Active Participation
  • Education and training
  • CityStars: Cities in Digital Transition


The Bio Base NWE project

The goal of Bio Base NWE project (2013-2015) was to provide financial, technological, training, networking and political support to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from North-West Europe active in the replacement of non-renewable resources with bio-mass. BioBase NWE wanted thus to contribute in transforming North-West Europe into the leading European region in bio-based economy, taking the transition to a sustainable economy as an opportunity to boost the competitiveness of SMEs.

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