A biobased economy is evolving and strengthening alongside the fossil-fuelled economy, promising solutions that will help curb climate change and excessive natural resource consumption. This shift has major implications for society and culture. Economically, ecologically, socially and culturally sustainable biobased solutions must have broad public acceptance. A successful transition to a biobased society will require active involvement and interaction between the business sector, government and civil society.
BioFuture2025 will aim to support the creation of a new knowledge base and to promote major scientific breakthroughs through new ways of doing science. The programme will seek out the best ideas, identify new opportunities and support research exploring new avenues for significant advances in the bioeconomy field. Ultimately the aim is to bring Finnish research to the international forefront by providing funding for ambitious and even risk-taking new research initiatives.