BERRY+ is an S3 industrial modernisation partnership approved on 17.11.2020. Its purpose is to establish an interregional cluster among the partner regions, emphasising excellence-based processing of renewable natural resources & their side streams for high added value applications and ensuring access to market, through value chain collaborations.
Value chain collaborations were selected since, as business and regional growth tools, they can be effective instruments supporting innovation-based growth on all levels of governance (regional, national, EU and global). We especially prioritise value chain collaborations as classified in the figure below.
The starting point of BERRY+ is circular economy as a driver for growth, investments and exports. We consider renewable natural resources scarce goods. We aim on maximising the value bound to them as much as possible in the economy, and in the process to generate sustainable growth for the partner-regions. Interregional complementarities identified through value chain analysis will support partner regions’ industrial development, path the way for long term collaboration, joint development and accelerate the transfer to a competitive circular economy.