What is bioeconomy?
“Bioeconomy means an economy which utilises the biological natural resources and turns them into food, energy, and other products and services. It is characterized by the use of clean technologies which save the environment and by efficient recycling of materials. Bioeconomy makes us less dependent on fossil fuels, prevents the impoverishment of ecosystems, promotes economic development and creates new jobs.”
“As well as agriculture, numerous other major industries make up the bioeconomy, including the forestry, chemical, fishing, food and pharmaceutical industries. Ecotourism can also be considered part of the bioeconomy. The bioeconomy will form the backbone of Finland’s economy now and in the future.”
“The bioeconomy can also be seen as a strategy used by society to combat urgent problems, such as climate change, increasing competition for natural resources and rural and regional development. The bioeconomy should be viewed as a new economic and social order that will challenge most of our existing practices and structures.”
Bioeconomy is a rapidly evolving area. The global market is growing and demand for newcomers and innovations is high. Finland has good preconditions for being a pioneer in bioeconomy. Now we need more bioeconomic experts.