Renewing operations of traditional bio-based SMEs with new business and cooperation models’ is one of the Joint Actions of the Biobord Network. The action aims to share experience and knowledge on the business and cooperation models, necessary for bio-based SMEs’ successful, sustainable performance.
Related to the topic, JAMK Institute of Bioeconomy has recently started a new project Päämäärätietoisesti uutta liiketoimintaa pohjoiseen Keski-Suomeen (direct translation would be something like: purposefully new business to north-central Finland). Project plans to use the Biobord platform as a communication channel and collaboration platform. The aim is to develop and exchange ideas between the information events and workshops organized by the project. The idea is also to provide expert and peer support to entrepreneurs with the development of new business ideas. A local and international network of experts and entrepreneurs will be involved through the Biobord platform in developing and evaluating the business models generated during the project. Our goal is for entrepreneurs in our area to learn from international networks and to find new ways of doing business in our area.
We are looking to share with the Biobord Network the knowledge gathered on the new business models for rural entrepreneurs. We also hope to benchmark and learn from the experiences of the network.
In particular, examples are needed of new business models that work with farms. Could you find examples of combining the following industries:
- sheep farms and artisans
- milk producers and milk processors
- equine entrepreneurs, nature service entrepreneurs and green care entrepreneurs
- agritourism entrepreneurs and companies providing activities
- cooperation models for livestock and crop production