To build the Bioeconomy Café, a collaborative gathering of stakeholders by:
Creating the forum for stakeholders with biological, financial and/or academic capital to engage in the process of advancing the bioeconomy within the Great Lakes region;
Assessing the needs of stakeholders and analyzing opportunities for collaboration;
Facilitating strategic opportunities for linking community members with the goal of creating collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects;
Educating stakeholders on the progress and results emerging as a result of community collaboration.