The Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia (CluBE), in the framework of BeCircular project of the European program INTERREG IPA CBC Greece – Republic of North Macedonia 2014-2020, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Florina organized on 15.05.2023 at the premises of the Chamber a “Workshop on Circular Bioeconomy with Local Businesses.”
The workshop targeted local businesses who are active in the Bioeconomy sector.
Mr. Vasileios Balachtsis, Project Manager of the Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia (CluBE) and responsible for the BeCircular project, was coordinator of the event and gave the floor to Mr. Savvas Sapalidis, president of the Chamber, and to Mr. Vasileios Ambas, Regional Councilor of the Region of Western Macedonia and Director of the Directorate of Agricultural Economy (DAOK), for a short greeting.
Afterwards, Mr. Alexandros Vezos, Project Manager and Business & Entrepreneurship Expert of the Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia (CluBE) through his presentation, analyzed and highlighted the role and the goals of CluBE.
Subsequently Mr. Vasileios Balachtsis presented the BeCircular project and the SYMBIOSIS digital platform to the attendees. The platform has been upgraded within the project to integrate more functions and is essentially a tool dedicated to the efficient matching of materials/services between different businesses, leading to new ideas through the development of B2B models related to the Bioeconomy and industrial symbiosis.
The workshop was successfully completed with an open discussion, with the main goal being the exchange of ideas between entrepreneurs and participants.