What’s the Forest Bioeconomy in Action Platform?
The Bioregions Facility invites beta testers to explore the pilot version of the Forest Bioeconomy in Action Platform—a community to discover solutions, learn from knowledge, and keep track of news related to carbon farming.
Innovative solutions are crucial to the development of the bioeconomy, and the platform can contribute to it. Initially, the solutions are focused on carbon farming, but the goal is to expand it to various forest bioeconomy topics.
The Facility is working with Ubuntoo, an environmental solutions platform provider, to search for relevant solutions. The platform is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and human curation, but users can also recommend solutions from other sources.
The platform has about 100 solutions waiting to be explored, commented and shared. Users can filter the solutions based on “location,” “stage of development,” “seeking opportunity,” “solution theme,” and “organisation type.”
They can read an overview of the solution, check the organisation’s key contact, leave comments, and upvote or downvote the solution.
A special feature is creating a collection with chosen solutions, like a Spotify playlist but for project solutions. This collection has a unique link, and users can share the page with others.
Different knowledge products can be found in the “Learn” section, e.g., EFI publications, peer-review papers and other materials. The “News” and “Events” sections are useful for staying updated with the latest news and upcoming events.
Explore the solutions
Here’s a preview of two solutions:
Overview: SustainCERT is a climate impact verifier that offers efficient and scalable certification through its technology-driven platform. A recognised authority for the Gold Standard for Global Goals, SustainCERT ensures that certified climate actions align with sustainable development goals.
Solution: Zerticarbon app
Overview: Zerticarbon, a company that offers certified carbon sink solutions using blockchain technology, is dedicated to advancing climate-smart forestry solutions, connecting forest owners with companies interested in neutralising carbon emissions. The solution has recently won the Bioregions’ Open Innovation Challenge.
Become a beta tester
Are you interested in becoming a beta tester? Fill out the request form now. Selected candidates will receive an email from the Bioregions Facility to register for the platform.
As a beta tester for the Forest Bioeconomy in Action Platform, you have direct access to the latest solutions applicable to the European market. Join the movement and help us make a difference in the bioeconomy.
Do you have any questions or suggestions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what you can do on the solutions platform:
Create your account
Once you receive an email with a link to access the platform:
- Click the “Click here to register to the platform” button in the registration email. This will take you to the page to create your login credentials.
- Follow the instructions, fill in your email address and create your password.
Log in to the platform
Log into your account using the email address and password you used to create your account.
If you missed the initial invite or it has expired, simply visit Forest Bioeconomy in Action and click “forgot password” to create a new password and log in.
In your profile
On the platform, click the triple bar icon at the upper right corner of the menu:
- Update your name or picture in “My Profile.”
- Check other greenhouses and collections in “My Greenhouses.”
- Click “Take the Tour” to learn more about the platform.
- You can also “Change Password” or “Invite a Member.”
In the navigation bar, click Discover:
- Search solutions by clicking on the button “All Filters” or
- Use the search bar using keywords, topics, or specific names.
- Change the view to “Map” or “Grid.”
Inside a solution:
- Read the overview and leave comments.
- Upvote or downvote solutions.
- Check key contacts and visit the original website.
Create a new collection:
- Inside each solution, you can see the “+Collection” button at the bottom of the filter section.
- Click “+Collection.”
- Add selected solution to a collection, or
- Create a new collection.
In the navigation bar, click Learn → Knowledge, Events, News to browse and search for other knowledge products, latest news and upcoming events.
In the navigation bar, click Connect → Members to see other members or (You can tag other members in the comment section when reading a solution.) → Forum to start a discussion with other members.
In the navigation bar, click Recommend+ to suggest a new solution. Our team will review the information provided and add it to the website if it fits our requirements.
After using the platform, we will send a Feedback form requesting users to share their thoughts and help us improve the platform.
Do you have any questions or suggestions? Email us at email@example.com
See you on the platform!