Stakeholder workshops have been held at the project’s case study sites to support the identification and sustainability assessment of ecotechnologies throughout the cycle involving innovation, sustainability analyses, environmental modelling and pre-commercialisation.
These platforms serve as opportunities to further test, develop, adapt and use the ecotechnologies based on the assumption that their effectiveness depends on context; as defined by institutional, economic, social and bio-physical barriers and opportunities.
These will also provide an understanding of historical drivers, policy instruments, governance structures and local needs with regards to implementation of the selected ecotechnologies in the three case studies.
An innovative decision-support system based on a serious game captures all the empirical materials generated throughout the project to support the co-learning environment and more specifically mediate the interactions and critical reflections between different sections of the project; as well as between the project and stakeholders.
Through regional exchange and learning events, BONUS RETURN provides capacity building for exchange of knowledge and learning in the broader Baltic Sea Region. These events also serve as networking platforms to exchange good practices and lessons learned. From here, new potential research networks within and outside the Baltic Sea Region are identified and established.
Neil Powell, Professor at Uppsala University, leads the project’s stakeholder engagement.