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TRIBORN- Triple Bottom Line Outcomes for Bioenergy Development and Innovation in Rural Norway

TRIBORN is a Norwegian-led research project investigating how to increase production of bioenergy in ways that promote sustainable development in rural areas. It aims to understand and foster systems for bioenergy innovation and related support policies that can produce positive social, economic and environmental outcomes in rural areas and promote the achievement of national bioenergy targets for Norway.

TRIBORN project considers Regional Innovation Systems approaches whilst applying and developing a method called the Grounded Innovation Platform (GRIP), emphasizing a bottom-up process based on the involvement of private and public stakeholders in order to generate legitimate rural development. The project will generate knowledge on key factors for success and failure in platform building by comparing cases in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Italy. The Swedish and Finnish case studies are conducted by Nordregio.