International cooperations

International cooperations

Last modified: 16. November 2022

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)

The next collection date is 5 September 2019 at 12:00 noon (CET).

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks.

Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.

ISEKI-Food Association (Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain)

IFA is an independent European non-profit organisation, established in 2005 by representatives of university institutions, research institutes, companies and associations related to food, coming from all over the world.

Bridging Education, Research and IndustryThe IFA mission is to support

  • Lifelong learning in the food sector, encompassing both academia & industry
  • Teachers and Trainers to improve efficacy of teaching
  • Students to gain knowledge more easily
  • Industry staff / Food professionals to make use of research results
  • Researchers to facilitate collaboration


Science for humanity's greatest challenges

Towards a world free of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, CGIAR is the world's largest global agricultural innovation network.


POWER4BIO – emPOWERing regional stakeholders for realising the full potential of european BIOeconomy

The POWER4BIO project aims at increasing the capacity of regional and local policy makers and stakeholders to structure their bioeconomy and to support the emergence of a thriving bio‐based sector. Adequate knowledge and best practice exchange and networking within and among regions, across the EU.

Southern Great Plain

POWER4BIO partner: Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. (BZN)
Contact person for Southern Great Plain: Nora Hatvani

This hungarian region is one of ten regions from nine different countries participating in POWER4BIO

Bay Zoltán Alkalmazott Kutatási Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.

A Bay Zoltán Alkalmazott Kutatási Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft. célja a hazai vállalatok versenyképességének és hatékonyságának növelése sikeres innováció és technológiatranszfer révén, szoros együttműködésben vezető hazai és külföldi partnerintézményekkel.

The European Bioeconomy Network (EuBioNet)

The European Bioeconomy Network (EuBioNet) is a proactive alliance of EU funded projects dealing with Bioeconomy promotion, communication and support. The main goal is to maximise the efforts, increasing the knowledge sharing, networking, mutual learning, coordination of joint activities and events.

Interreg Europe

Interreg Europe helps regional and local governments across Europe to develop and deliver better policy. By creating an environment and opportunities for sharing solutions, we aim to ensure that government investment, innovation and implementation efforts all lead to integrated and sustainable impact for people and place.


BioMonitor addresses the information gap in bioeconomy research by re-structuring its existing data and modelling framework. The ultimate goal of the project is to get a clearer picture of how bioeconomy affects our lives.

BioHorizon: a network of BIO NCPs

BioHorizon is a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. Its purpose is to align and enhance the services that National Contact Points (NCPs) for “Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the

bioeconomy” (Societal Challenge 2), as well as for the Key Enabling Technology (KET)-Biotechnology provide to potential beneficiaries of European funding in those areas across Europe and worldwide.


Agrimax is an EU-funded project that is developing and demonstrating the production of multiple, high-value products from crop and food-processing waste. The project is also developing economically competitive routes to the commercialisation of these products, using flexible, and possibly cooperatively run processing facilities.

BIOEAST – Central and Eastern European initiative for knowledge-based agriculture, aquaculture and forestry in the bioeconomy.

An open initiative started by the Visegrad Group Countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and joined by Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Estonia, Romania, Slovenia.

The Central-Eastern European Initiative for Knowledge-based Agriculture, Aquaculture and Forestry in the Bioeconomy – BIOEAST – offers a shared strategic research and innovation framework for working towards sustainable bioeconomies in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries.

Owing to the global challenges, sustainability is only achievable at the macro-regional level. To build sustainable national bioeconomies, the specific challenges arising from climate change in the Continental Biogeographical Region, and the common societal and governance issues of the CEE countries should be taken into consideration. The research and innovation capacities of the macro-region are facing significant internal disparities in terms of effectively joining the European Research Area and this is a challenge to be tackled.