This year Portugal enters the European BISC-E Challenge for the first time. We are looking forward to great innovative ideas from our students and …
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?
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.
"Contribute to the sustainability of society by designing a bio-based product or process". This was the task set for six pioneering student teams …
Last week two student teams competed for the Dutch ticket to the European final of BISC-E, the competition in which students design a product or …
The challenge is open for students enrolled in a programme at a Portuguese Higher Education Institution, either in the final year of a Bachelor's degree or in a Bachelor or Masters programme at the moment of registration. 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.
Participating in BISC-E will give you valuable experience in the emerging bio-based work field, in developing a new product or process with all its aspects and in presenting innovative ideas for a panel of experts. On top of that there are great prizes to be won:
14 May 2021 Registration deadline
21 May 2021 Kick-off with all participants
9 July 2021 Submission of presentation and supporting documents
23 July 2021 Presentation and Portugese final
Autumn 2021 EU final (location to be decided by Biobased Industry Consortium)