Policy Gaps 1: support collaboration between sectors

It concerns the eligibility rules of the calls that can enable the participation to projects to stakeholders coming from different sectors: this can lead to the creation of local value chain following the output-input principle and boost technology transfer between actors.

Contribution of Retrace Good Practice:

Showing the role of public authorities in promoting networking and coordination among value chain actors and in providing systemic support through dedicated entities

Good Practice Example: Innorenew

Innorenew in the Slovenia region has been established a living laboratory, the Living Lab InnoRenew to create a platform to openly innovate, assess, and validate concepts for the operations, services, and research themes about renewable materials, with a particular focus on wood. Specifically, the GP aims to create, improve and communicate innovative products, processes, services, business model and systems for smart, sustainable and modern built environments. Moreover, it establishes an innovative and efficient use of renewable materials for making products and materials providing also new techniques for cascade use, reuse and recycling of wood products, residues and waste. This GP facilitate Slovenia's transformation into a sustainability society able to exploit its renewable resources and assets, and it advances the scientific excellence in a wide range of fields related to renewable materials. 

The first phase was successful, and it led to winning the funds for the second phase. The expected effects of the 2nd phase of the project are:

In the scientific area increase the resource efficiency, extended product life and their influence on human health and well-being. At the economic level, the InnoRenew CoE will lead to the innovative transformation of renewable resources. Additionally, at the societal field, the aim is to create an innovation encouraging and engaging environment that will result in value-added products, process and systems.