Kirsi Knuuttila has ten year experience of the field of bioenergy project management. The work has included follow-up of technical development and operational environment at regional, national and European level. Presently, she works as a project manager in Bioenergy Development Centre of JAMK University of Applied Sciences. She coordinates BIOCLUS activities to develop and strengthen biomass related research driven clusters in five European regions. The process provides regional Strategic Research Agandas for sustainable use of biomass and facilitates the strategic work with the joint action plans at cluster and consortium level.