BISC-E student competition winners develop idea for biobased foot care solution

The Prynt3D team from Wageningen University and Technical University Delft took home the first prize in the student competition BISC-E. The team will represent the Netherlands in the European final in the autumn.

At BISC-E, student teams are tasked with designing a new biobased product or process that contributes to reducing the use of fossil raw materials. Three student teams from the universities of Wageningen, Delft and Maastricht and from Avans Hogeschool took part in the Dutch final. The teams of students had tackled a range of topics, ranging from the production of chemicals of residues from the shrimp industry, a biobased personalized support sole to a circular access bracelet.

The Prynt3D team took home the first prize. The team developed a way to produce support soles from residual flows from the mushroom industry. Because the arch supports are made on the basis of a mold of the foot of the user, the solution is not only durable, but also better for the user.

The team will represent the Netherlands in the European final in the autumn. This final is organized by Biobased Industries Consortium. BISC-E is an idea of ​​TKI-BBE. The Dutch preliminary round is also organized by TKI-BBE.