Bioswitch Toolbox

BIOSWITCH TOOLBOX

BIO-BASED READINESS SELF-ASSESSMENT TEST

Take this bio-based readiness test now to understand at which stage of the transition from fossil-based to bio-based you are!

We have divided our communication-type tools into different levels for organizational matters, but we encourage you to have a look at them all. No matter what your level is, you may find them useful!

LEARNING AND AWARENESS TOOLS

You may find our Learning and Awareness Tools interesting and useful if you are at the beginning of your bio-based transition journey, if you don’t even know that a bio-based change is possible or understand what it implies.
Here you will find more information and evidence to convince you to make a step forward.

Webinar reviewing best practices and a set of different case studies of brand owners who successfully switched to bio-based approaches.

Video with extracts from the BIOSWITCH webinar presenting the success stories of different brand owners which can act as motivation.

Know more about the BIOSWITCH project, as well as the main incentives and motivations for brand owners making the switch from fossil-based to bio-based.

Information about how consumers conceive and understand bio-based products, and the incentives and motivations that drive them to purchase them instead of fossil-based alternatives.

Understanding the main barriers perceived by brand owners is the first step to overcome them. This infographic provides insights into these barriers as well as background and supporting information to help brand owners bust some of the bio-based myths.

ADOPTION TOOLS

You may find our Adoption Tools very useful in order to accelerate your journey when you are at the medium stages of the bio-based transition journey.

At this stage you understand the benefits of switching to bio-based and the feasibility of the transition but would still benefit from some guidance on how to: implement new value chains, convince your management or new investors about the benefits of switching to bio-based alternatives/technologies and properly communicate to customers how the switch to bio-based will benefit them.

Get to know more about the project: what it is about, how a stakeholder can engage and benefit from it!

Find who can support you in each EU country during your transition to bio-based materials and processes.

Set of communication guidelines, customisable messages, and materials that brand owners can use on social media to reach customers and consumers and make them aware of the relevance of switching from fossil-based to bio-based approaches.

CONSOLIDATION TOOLS

If you have implemented bio-based approaches to a great extent, but you feel that you may still benefit from some guidance to make the most out of your transition, you may find our Consolidation Tools very useful.

Here you will find tools to raise awareness among your staff on the advantages of being bio-based, on how to properly develop and improve the needed value chain and on how to make the most out of open innovation ecosystems.

Key facts and figures to gain and share knowledge about why a bio-based approach is important, including best practice case studies.

Overview of Open Innovation in the bio-based area and why it is needed

Introduction video to some key Open Innovation tools.

What do you need to implement Open Innovation? Take 2 minutes to fill in this test and receive a customised assessment about the best tools and practices to promote and expand an Open Innovation strategy in your organisation.

ADDITIONAL TOOLS FROM RELATED INITIATIVES

We have screened several related initiatives about bio-based products and selected a set of materials that could serve you to deepen your knowledge about the bio-based industry and inspire you in the transition.

Is it possible to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle? This video shows a day in which many fossil-based products can be replaced by bio-based products. Developed by Biobridges.

Collection of stunning photographic panels of feedstocks, associated with related bio-based products, aimed to attract interest and curiosity and to inform about bioeconomy. Developed by BIOVOICES, Biobridges and Bioways.

Brochure introducing a suitcase fully packed with bio-based products. Developed by BLOOM.

F.A.Q. providing clear and concise information on facts and myths regarding bio-based and biodegradable plastics. Developed by GLOPACK.

F.A.Q. providing brief information on public procurement of bio-based products. Developed by InnProBio.

Video recording of a webinar on the perception and expectation of consumers regarding sustainable packaging. Developed by MyPack, GLOPACK and YPACK.

Training videos and materials about bio-chemicals, experts active in EU bioeconomy projects, companies from the biochemical sector, research institutes and international agencies give insights about the current status of biochemicals at EU level. Developed by POWER4BIO

Video recording of a webinar addressing trends on the market of bioplastics, industry actors expectations from bioplastic packaging, and upscaling of bioplastic technology. Developed by MyPack, GLOPACK and YPACK

Interactive slideshow presenting the outcomes of the BioCcannDo case study on bio-based food packaging. Developed by BioCannDo