We believe in asustainable future.FIBIC turns science and technology intosustainable bio-based solutions.
FIBIC – a sustainable futureFinnish Bioeconomy Cluster FIBIC combines research andcompanies for innovative solutions. We believe in a more in-novative, resource-efficient and competitive society built onthe sustainable use of renewable materials and resources forindustrial and customer purposes. We are accelerating Fin-land to become a pioneer in sustainable development andbioeconomy.Towards bioeconomyFIBIC has evolved from Forestcluster Ltd, which was foundedin 2007 by key forest cluster companies and major researchinstitutes and universities. The task for Forestcluster Ltd wasto implement industry-driven research programs, aiming atrenewing the cluster. A bio-based economy was found to beone of the most potential routes for renewal and was put inthe center for future activities.The bio-based economy also includes sources of biomassother than forest-based ones and other industrial sectors inorder to enable the development of efficient and integratedconcepts. The transition to a bio-based economy needs evenFIBIC is one of six Strategic Centers for science, technology and innovation in Finland(SHOK), which turn science and technology into sustainable bio-based solutions. Weoffer businesses and research organizations a new way of engaging in close, long-termcooperation and leveraging the best competences and resources.wider knowledge, new competences and a new kind of scien-tific research. Even the most radical new products, new pro-cesses and service solutions are possible through research.New innovations through researchprogramsResearch programs are the core FIBIC’s activities. The inter-action between end-users, companies and researchers cre-ates opportunities through open innovation and new waysof networking. We also identify new lines of research and re-search fields. Research programs include, amongst others,companies in the fields of forest cluster and bioeconomy, re-search organizations and universities. The programs form anefficient platform for international cooperation.With its research and innovation programs, FIBIC aims tocreate the most innovative development environment withinthe bio-based economy. Today, we have activities in threedifferent strategic focus areas: Forward Customer Solutions;Intelligent, Resource-efficient Production Technologies andFuture Biorefinery. Our on-going research programs are re-
lated to the development of intelligent and resource-efficientprocesses, future biorefineries and bioenergy solutions.The core of the FIBIC research activity is that a sustainableeconomy requires a bioeconomy based on the sustainableuse of renewable raw materials. The future bioeconomy willwiden and diversify forest-based products and also benefitsources of biomass other than forest-based ones.The programs are an open platform for companies, re-search institutes and universities. We make possibilities real-ity. Join us!“In order to reform, it will takecomprehensive programs fromthe whole value chain. FIBIC isrenewing the whole industry”Jyrki Huovila, Metso Paper“Through the research program we havedirect access to experts and the latestinformation from the field”Mika Hyrylä,UPMthrough bio-based solutions
Finnish Bioeconomy Cluster FIBIC OyVaisalantie 4, 02130 Espoo, Finlandwww.fibic.fiFIBIC makespossibilities reality.www.fibic.fiWe create possibilities through science and technology