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Biorefinery Innovation Platform: Accelerate to commercialization

The project Innovation platform Biorefinery: Accelerate to commercialization (IB:ACCEL) is run by RISE and the project's working method is based on a model developed by RISE Processum, where the core of the work is to initiate, conduct and support needs-motivated research and innovation in collaboration with industry, academia and society.


Together, we work openly and constantly welcome new actors who have an interest in the development of the biorefinery area and share the vision of a sustainable development based on bio-based processes, green products, chemicals and materials. With the project Biorefinery Innovation Platform - Accelerate to commercialization, we are taking further steps together to strengthen the innovation environment on the journey towards the vision.

The goal is an increased rate of innovation and commercialization

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are an important part of Sweden's business life and development, but rarely have the opportunity to conduct their own research and development activities. IB:ACCEL's main goal 2019-2022 is to increase the number of innovation processes involving innovative SMEs and the rate of progression of the innovation processes within the biorefinery value chains. By inviting SMEs to take part in the innovation platform's open working model, the companies can receive support with both research and development as well as business models and commercialisation.

Project goals

1: To develop, test and implement an accelerated process for innovation through needs-driven development and commercialization

2: To develop the innovation environment into a sustainable regional innovation platform for biorefinery development with strengthened functions regarding access to financial and human capital, common goal image and search direction, national and international legitimacy and attractiveness, access to test and demo environments for entrepreneurial experimentation and more effective coordination of these functions .

3: To initiate and develop international innovation collaborations within the biorefinery's value chains, to the benefit of business

Watch a film about the future biorefinery facility in Örnsköldsvik - Bioeconomy Arena

You can watch more films about the Bioeconomy Arena in Örnsköldsvik here.


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Region Västerbotten, Region Västernorrland

RISE role in project


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EU, Region Västerbotten, Region Västernorrland, Umeå kommun, Örnsköldsviks kommun, Sundsvalls kommun

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Johan Börjesson

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Johan Börjesson


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