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Mr. Jesper Manniche


Senior Researcher

at Center for Regional and Tourism Research (CRT) (Scientific / Technical)


Partner of programme: Sustainable Tourism

About my work

I am a senior researcher at the Centre for Regional and Tourism Research, an independent research centre located on the Danish Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. My fields of expertise include innovation and entrepreneurship in rural areas, knowledge and learning in small companies, creation and governance of business networks for sustainable food, tourism and experience economy. I am involved in a number of research and development projects about sustainable regional development, e.g. the Interreg South Baltic project, CIRTOINNO, 2016-2019, aiming at identifying and diffusing circular economy principles among small and medium-sized tourism businesses in the participating regions in Poland, Lithuania, and Sweden, and a EU funded development project on Bornholm, aiming at supporting the sustainability transition of local businesses within tourism, food and other sectors.

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity

Agricultural and Fishery, Consumer Goods, Culture and recreation, Food & Beverage, Scientific Research, Development and Innovation, Tourism


Europe and Central Asia