IAR, the French Bioeconomy Cluster (France)
Institution and main tasks in SSUCHY
IAR is the French Bioeconomy cluster. It brings together over 400 stakeholders from farmer cooperatives, research organisations and universities to venture capital firms, start-ups, SMEs and large industries, including end-users, around a common goal: the optimal use of renewable resources. IAR focuses on all dimensions of the Bioeconomy: from feedstock production to its valorization into food, feed, bio-based chemicals and bio-based materials as well as energy applications. Since 2005, IAR has supported more than 300 bioeconomy projects worth more than €2 billion investments.
IAR leads WP 11” Dissemination and exploitation” with the objective of broadcasting SSUCHY’s results to a wide audience and possibly influence further integration of the project’s technologies within the industry. IAR will define, implement and monitor a communication and dissemination strategy, aiming at maximizing the impact of SSUCHY’s outcomes. Part of the tools will consist in sharing the results within the scientific and industrial community. The project will also target policymakers for expanding the use of bio-based materials alongside a broader public to raise awareness on the benefits of such products.
Significant infrastructure and equipment
With a team of 26 people, IAR cluster provides several services to its members for the development of bio-based products, such as:
- Networking with the presence on scientific conferences and trade fares (with or without delegation of members), the organization of thematic events (only dedicated to members or opened to public audience), a social network presence (Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube)
- Support for the setting-up of research and innovation projects on the model of biorefinery
- Searching of financing opportunities (public funding, private investment)
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