BIONÆR/BIONAER is the Research Programme on Sustainable Innovation in Food and Bio-based Industries.
The overall thematic area of the BIONAER programme encompasses agriculture, forestry and nature-based value chains as well as seafood and marine biomass, from the time raw materials are taken out of the sea until they reach the consumer. Key areas of focus are primarily linked to the concept of the bioeconomy and to achieving closed-loop systems.
The BIONAER programme will promote research that increases the level, profitability and sustainability of production in the bio-based industries.
Secondary objectives and strategic action points
1. Strengthen and develop:
a) knowledge and expertise for new and existing bio-based industries and bioresource management;
b) research-based innovation in food and other bio-based companies and bioresource management.
2. Motivate Norwegian knowledge environments to take part in international research cooperation.
3. Promote value chain-based and circuit system perspectives in the food industry and other bio-based industries.
4. Use innovative coordination and communication activities to enhance the benefits of knowledge and expertise gained by the industry and public administration.