Research areas:

Scientific coordinator:

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Universitaet Hohenheim
Itä-Suomen yliopisto
Irish Bioeconomy Foundation
Institute of Technology Tralee
Fundación Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Food & Bio Cluster Denmark
Institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l'environnement - AgroParisTech
Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Fundacja Edukacji i Dialogu Społecznego
Pro Civis
Sustainable Innovations Europe SL
Stichting IHE Delft Institute for water education
Wageningen University
FVA sas di Louis Ferrini & Co.
Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur Wien
Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych
Trakiyski Universitet
Zemědělský výzkum, spol. s r. o.

Type: Europeo – BBI-JU

End date: 2024

Start date: 2021

Duration: 30

Overall budget: 1,595,715

Funding: 1,499,953

Preparing the creation of Bio-Based Education Centres to meet industry needs and boost the contribution of the bioeconomy to societal challenges

The BIObec project aims to build bridges between the bio-based industry and the education system by interlinking universities, innovation labs, and R&D centers with industrial actors and regions.

In order to achieve this, the project proposes a holistic framework that merges the traditional idea of an education center, with that of a knowledge hub.

BIObec will establish multi-level Bio-Based Education Centres (BBECs) to act as knowledge hubs bridging the gaps between academic institutions, students, innovation entities, and policymakers. Likewise, the BBECs will be flexible enough to answer the actual and future needs of the industry and surrounding ecosystem at local, regional, and national levels.