PROJECT

ORHI is a European POCTEFA project supported by French and Spanish cross-border territory organisations.

Appel
Program

INTERREG VA Spain-France-Andorra Program (POCTEFA 2014-2020)

STRATEGIC AXIS

Boost innovation
and competitiveness

Durée
Duration

3 years
(2018 – 2020)

Partenaires
Partners

SAIOLAN – Lead Partner, AZARO Fundazioa, ACLIMA, ADER, AIN, APESA, ESTIA, CCIBPB, CDF OCCITANIA

Purpose

The ORHI project aims to contribute to the evolution of the food sector within POCTEFA territory towards a Circular Economy by promoting inter-company synergies, identifying Innovative Solutions, and supporting their development in the territory. ORHI focuses on the “organic matter” and “plastic” resources of the food value chain. The project name ORHI (a mountain peak at the French-Spanish border) reflects its cross-border challenge.

Context

Every year in the European Union:

nourriture

88
million tons of food is wasted
(about 20% of entire food production)
Source

dechets

25,8
million tons of plastic waste is generated
(about 60% in packaging)
Source

Between 31% and 39% of these plastics will go to incineration and landfill, and only 6% of the demand for plastic comes from recycled plastic.

In this context, ORHI’s challenge is to contribute to generating scenarios of more efficient use of “organic matter” and “plastic” in the territorial food value chain activities (Euskadi, Navarre, La Rioja, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrenees, Haute-Garonne, Ariège and Pyrénées-Orientales).

Activities

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN INNOVATIVE METHOD OF SYNERGIES BETWEEN COMPANIES:

Characterisation of the main sources of organic and plastic materials in the POCTEFA territories.
Detection of common issues and opportunities in the territories.

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IDENTIFICATION OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES (IT) AND NEW BUSINESS MODELS (NBM):

Detect IT and NBM in regions involved in ORHI and other countries around the world.

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IMPLANTATION OF SOLUTIONS IN THE TERRITORIES:

Analysis and selection of projects to be developed.

Supporting Projects.

Assessment of the implementation impact.

What is offered to my company ?

If your company belongs to the food sector and is locatedin the ORHI partners’ territories, you can:

  • Participate in workshops based upon an innovative method of exchange of resources to foster collaborations between participating companies.
  • Discover circular economy solutions (technologies and business models) generating economic, social and environmental value through a more efficient use of organic and plastic material flows.
  • The possibility of being supported and accompanied by the ORHI team.

Expected results

Organisation of regional and cross-border workshops for the creation of synergies in the POCTEFA territory,

 

Identification of innovative environmental improvement solutions and new economic levers,

 

Implementation of 2 innovative solutions for the circular economy in the POCTEFA territory.

Target audience

Food companies: primary sector, processing, distribution, logistics

Companies offering technological solutions and services to food sector

Companies wishing to invest or diversify into new activities (you can find opportunities to increase your business portfolio through IT and NBM identified by ORHI)

Local Authorities, R&D Centres, circular economy engines (ORHI has some good practices for your territory)

Companies that deal with “organic matter” and / or “plastic” not related to the food sector (ORHI may provide an opportunity to find synergies with companies generating resources that they process)

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