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Bioeconomy Arena – a catalyst for biobased innovation

Bioeconomy Arena brings together scientific excellence and state-of-the-art research infrastructure to speed up the transition to a bioeconomy. With the arena, RISE supports industry and society to accelerate the development of new products and solutions based on sustainable origins – for a sustainable, competitive and resilient future.

This is what Bioeconomy Arena offers

A wide range of test and demo facilities

RISE state-of-the-art laboratories and testing facilities cover a spectrum of disciplines, including chemistry, biotechnology, techno-economics and life cycle assessments. Whether you are interested in chemicals, food, materials or biofuels, we can offer a comprehensive solution for all types of development needs in the bioeconomy.

End-to-end support for upscaling

Through Bioeconomy Arena, RISE is a go-to partner for transforming new ideas into scalable, real-world solutions. We offer a seamless journey from concept to commercialisation, providing the infrastructure and expertise needed to verify and develop new bio-based processes. In addition to our technical skills, we provide expertise in techno-economics and life cycle assessment (LCA).

A broad range of applications

From the development of environmentally friendly chemicals to creating sustainable materials, producing biofuels and revolutionising the food industry, our facilities cater to a wide range of applications. The Bioeconomy Arena is a versatile platform for innovation across multiple sectors.

Collaborate with our experts

The RISE team of experienced experts is committed to your development journey. With us, you collaborate with researchers and technicians who contribute both knowledge and experience at every stage of the development process.  Together we can navigate challenges and pave the way for success.

Sustainable solutions

By collaborating with RISE, you adapt your projects to environmentally conscious practices and ensure that your innovations contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

Develop the bio-based innovations of the future with RISE

Bioeconomy Arena brings together start-ups, industry and academia in an efficient ecosystem to turn ideas into reality. Contact us today to explore the possibilities of your bio-based innovations together with us at RISE. Together we shape the future of sustainable technology.

Offering areas within Bioeconomy Arena

Biobased electronics and energy storage


Biobased materials






Sustainable packaging


Industrial biotechnology


Chemical and thermochemical processes


Consumer products


Food and feed


Pulping processes




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