RUBIZMO project aims to generate jobs and growth in highly diverse rural areas by stimulating the large-scale deployment of successful, innovative business models in the food sector, bio-based value chains and eco-system services. The project, financed by the European Commission, runs from May 2018 until October 2021.
More information can be found on project's official website.
To support modernisation and sustainable growth in rural economies while providing significant potential to create added-value
To help communities to become more resilient, and contribute to sustainable use of resources
RUBIZMO will identify 50 successful business cases and 20 new business models, and explore conditions for replication to develop four practical, user-oriented tools:
A virtual library of business cases, to inspire and inform potential entrepreneurs about business opportunities
Guidelines on creating favourable conditions for the deployment of innovative business models, to help public authorities and rural networks create adequate framework conditions for rural innovation
A toolkit for clustering and network development in rural areas
A transformation support tool, to help individual entrepreneurs understand which business models are best adapted to their situation, and how to go about implementing change