Towards a bioeconomy transition

Towards a bioeconomy transition - benchmarking the Netherlands and Finland

Hankintailmoitus on julkaistu HILMA-palvelussa 8.10.2013

Tekes has launched an initiative within the Green Growth program with the aim to support bioeconomy developments in Finland. In March 2013 a call was launched to identify promising and potential system-level innovations in this area which require new types of value networks and business models on a global scale.

Related to this Tekes is considering opportunities to facilitate international bioeconomy collaboration between companies and other actors. The Netherlands is a very interesting country in this context due to synergies that exist between Finland and the Netherlands in the area of biomass processing (Finland) and industrial ecology (Netherlands). Further, both countries are developing strategies for a transition to the bioeconomy although from different starting points.  


The aims of this procurement are to

  1. evaluate and benchmark thematic areas that Tekes has targeted in the Green Growth and bioeconomy programs based on experiences in promoting system-level innovations and bioeconomy transitions in the Netherlands,
  2. assess the current business and policy environment for bioeconomy developments in Finland compared to the Netherlands,
  3. identify possibilities for synergistic collaboration between the Netherlands and Finland at the company, program and policy levels and suggest next steps to concretize such collaboration,
  4. identify possibilities, and develop a plan, for a joint Finnish-Dutch foresight exercise to inform bioeconomy-related policies for the future

 Invitation to tender (pdf)

Appendix 1: Table of person skills (xlxs-document)

Appendix 2: Draft Contract  (only for information)

Contract period

The contract will be made for a fixed period. The contract will enter into force on 1.11.2013 (target date) and expire on 31.5.2014. or as the assignment is received and   accepted in full by Tekes.

 Delivery of tenders

Complited tenders with all appendices must be delivered no later than

4:00 PM on 22.10.2013 Finnish local time.

 to the following email address:, or posted in a sealed envelope to Tekes´ registry office in the address:

P.O. Box 69 (Kyllikinportti 2)
00101 Helsinki

Emails or envelopes must be clearly marked: Name of tenderer, address, Tender 4/25/2011.