Do you want to design a creative bio-based solution in a multidisciplinary student team? The Bio-based Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) encourages students to explore the emerging bio-based work field while developing a new bio-based product or process. Are you up for the challenge?

The Challenge

All teams develop a bio-based innovation (product or process) and present their ideas via a powerpoint presentation to a jury of experts from industry and science. The presentation has to address sustainability, technical feasibility and economic viability of your innovation. You don’t need to produce your product yet, but you and your team should make it plausible that it could work.


For who?

The challenge is open for final year students of college/universities of applied sciences and all university students (BSc and MSc). Due to the multidisciplinary character of the challenge it is recommended to embody multiple disciplines in your team, of which exact science should be one. Team members can come from different institutions.

27 June 2022 Registration deadline
30 June 2022 Kick-off with all participants
07 July 2022 Submission of presentation and supporting documents
21 July 2022 Presentation and Italian final
Autumn 2022 EU final (location to be decided by Biobased Industry Consortium)


Davide Ederle

Knowledge Transfer Expert at Biotecnologi Italiani

Isabella De Bari

Head of Technologies and Processes for Biorefineries and Green Chemistry Laboratory at ENEA

Ilaria Re

EU Project Office Director at Consorzio Italbiotec

Leonardo Gaiani

Junior Technical and Scientific Coordinator at cluster SPRING

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