The Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia (CluBE) is a non-profit legal entity legally established on 14th February 2014. The mission of CluBE is to enhance collaboration and increase regional knowledge by promoting innovation and synergies between regional stakeholders in the fields of bioeconomy and the environment. Currently, it has 53 members from the public sector – R&D – SMEs – environment – social covering the entire quintuple helix of the regional bioenergy and environment sector.
CluBE is developing R&D and business activities in the fields of bioeconomy, bioenergy and environment, in order to reinforce green, smart and circular economy in the region and the neighbouring areas. Those activities are supported by national and European funds. In fact, CluBE’s areas of expertise, regarding proposal preparation, writing and implementation are stakeholder engagement (mainly local and regional but also National and European), local and regional replication, coordination of local demo sites, communication, and dissemination as well as knowledge transfer and mobilisation of entrepreneurship.
Specifically, at the moment CluBE is a partner in:
The aforementioned projects are divided in the following sectors:
Which focus on:
CluBE’s activities are concentrated in the Western Macedonia area, although there are members from neighboring regions.
CluBE’s members are a rich ecosystem with more than 53 members of the Quintuple helix.
Concluding, the members of CluBE, as well as its staff, have a vast experience in the field of bioeconomy, biomass, bioenergy and green hydrogen. CluBE’s staff is consisted of over 40 experts, mainly engineers and 1/3 of them are PhD holders. They currently manage and have successfully completed in the past several European and Transnational Projects in the fields of Research, Innovation, and Dissemination of Knowledge and have assisted the regional business sector in promoting and fostering entrepreneurship in Western Macedonia.