Business models can be a perfect tool to meet the challenges in highlighting the competitiveness and
sustainability potential of bio-based solutions, and facilitating primary producers to benefit from the
opportunities offered by bioeconomy. In this work six concrete bio-based good practices that have succeeded in progressing from early ideas to a products on the market were analysed. These examples pose new insights that can be used by a wide range of experts and stakeholders for the analysis of benefits and challenges of value chains in the bio-based economy sectors. It is concluded that the traditional Business Model Canvas needs to be extended with additional factors related to sustainability and business ecosystem. In order to establish a practical framework promoting economic viability of bio-based business cases, the importance is highlighted for adjusting the exclusive .