Platform for Bioeconomy of the Czech Republic (hereinafter Platform) is based on the basic definition of bioeconomy. The definition encompasses the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion to products from foodstuffs and feedstuffs up to products based on bioproduct and bioenergy. Foundations of bioeconomy include agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, food industries, power engineering, chemical industries and biotechnological sectors. With respect to its interdisciplinary character, bioeconomy encompasses a range of industries producing, using or controlling biological resources and activities linked to research of processes at the genetic and molecular level and their utilization in industries. Members of the Platform gradually form teams dealing with the specific fields of bioeconomy.
Objectives of the Platform are to deepen knowledge in the respective fields of bioeconomy by means of research and education and to promote their use in practice at the level of enterprises and public administration while respecting principles of sustainable development. For these purposes, the Platform coordinates activities related to bioeconomy, organizes professional discussions, workshops and seminars for various target groups and asserts the latest knowledge into practical life in collaboration with industries.
The Platform opens for collaboration with other platforms and organizations of the same focus to exchange topical information and to participate together with them in activities related to the development of bioeconomy.
The Platform develops relations with foreign universities and organizations dealing with bioeconomy. Its members take part in international research projects as well as in other activities to gain the latest relevant findings and to seek ways for their possible use in practice.