DanuBioValNet Cross-clustering partnership for boosting eco-innovation by developing a joint bio-based value-added network for the Danube Region

The DanuBioValNet project, launched in 2017 through a cross-regional partnership involving 16 partners from 10 Danube regions, enhance transformation from fossil-based economy towards an economy using renewable resources by creating Danube bio-based value-added networks.

The aim of this project is to develop new methods, strategies and tools to connect Danube actors (SMEs, farmers, universities, research institutes, etc.) in a bio-based industry. The project is focused on three bio-based value chains with high potential, such as Phytopharma, Eco-construction and Bio-based packing (bioplastic). Moreover, the hemp-industry has been included as well because hemp can be seen as a raw material for all three value chains.

The partners intend to develop a long-term, industry driven roadmap for such collaboration, a Joint Bio-Based Industry Cluster Policy Strategy, and create new bio-based value chains in the Danube Region and eco-innovations for supporting regional development. Clusters, as groups of industries that are closely linked by common products, markets, technologies and interests, are chosen to organize and carry forward the needed industry cooperation for the creation of new value chains.

Successfully established new bio-based value chains in the pilot actions can motivate other clusters and SMEs to test this newly developed approach in the future.


Cross-clustering partnership for boosting eco-innovation by developing a joint bio-based value-added network for the Danube Region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2320844,8
ERDF Contribution: 1857124,54
IPA Contribution: 115593,54
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve framework conditions for innovation


Filename Date of upload
TOP bio-based products in the Danube Region 20-03-2019 15:12:57
StressTest Synthesis Report 29-01-2019 12:50:07
Synthesis Value Chain Mapping Reports 23-11-2018 10:56:16
Synthesis Report on Bio-based Value Chains Roadmapping 28-11-2018 14:42:22
Roadmap Reports 22-11-2018 11:05:38
Cluster Mapping Reports 22-11-2018 11:02:38
Cluster Mapping Synthesis Reports 22-11-2018 11:04:13
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH Lead partner patzelt@bio-pro.de Germany
ClusterAgentur Baden-Wuerttemberg ERDF partner mzk@clusteragentur-bw.de Germany
Anteja ECG ERDF partner mateja.dermastia@anteja-ecg.com Slovenia
PROUNION ERDF partner katarina.blicklingova@gmail.com Slovakia
Romanian Cluster Association ERDF partner contact@clustero.eu Romania
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Project News

  • DanuBioValNet - Danube Phytopharma Forum - Converting bio-based resources into phytopharmaceutical products
    - 21-03-2019

    Invitation Date: 9 - 10 May 2019 Venue: Sofia-Plovdiv, Bulgaria Sofia Tech Park (Lab complex, Hall 125), 111 Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., Sofia, Bulgaria Association of Business Clusters of Bulgaria and BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg...

  • DanuBioValNet - Eco Construction – building with wood, recycling and reuse
    - 06-02-2019

    Invitation Date: 13 March 2019 09:00 – 18:00 14 March 2019 09:30 – 13:00 Venue: Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH Building Block B, 5th floor (media room), Hafenstraße 47-51 4020 Linz,...

  • DanuBioValNet - Biopackaging – Let´s create future together
    - 04-02-2019

    Invitation 06 March 2019 Palais Lower Austria Herrengasse 13, 1010 Vienna, Austria Business Upper Austria, ecoplus. the business agency of Lower Austria and Ministry of Education, Science and Sport Slovenia invites you...

  • DanuBioValNet - 1ST Danube Cluster Policy Maker Forum, 12/2018, Bucharest, Romania
    - 18-12-2018

    Press Release Policy Makers, cluster stakeholders and practitioners from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania participated on the 11th of December to the 1st Danube Cluster Policy Maker Forum...

  • DanuBioValNet - The Awareness Workshop for European Clusters in Zagreb: A More Active Approach on the Regional Level is Needed!
    - 05-12-2018

    Press Release On 22nd of November, an Awareness Workshop of DTP DanuBioValNet project has been organized in Zagreb, in the framework of the EU Western Balkans Cluster Policy Learning and Matchmaking Event. The project was presented within...

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