The netherlands

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.

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Italy wins European BISC-E final 2022

During an exciting meeting, the Italian team GENAB won the European final of the student competition on 13 October. Belgium finished in second …

Online final BISC-E 2022 on Thursday 13 October

On Thursday 13 october the online final of BISC-E will be held from 10:00 to 12:50 CEST. The five finalists from Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania…

During the first round of the European final of BISC-E, five teams advanced to the decisive round. Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania and the …

During the first round of the European final of BISC-E, five teams advanced to the decisive round. Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania and the …

The Prynt3D team from Wageningen University and Technical University Delft took home the first prize in the student competition BISC-E. The …

The Prynt3D team from Wageningen University and Technical University Delft took home the first prize in the student competition BISC-E. The …

For who?

The challenge is open for 4th year students of university of applied sciences (HBO) and university students (BSc and MSc) in the Netherlands. 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.

Everybody wins!

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:

€1000

€500

€250

The important dates will be published here as soon as they are set for 2023

Jury

Kees de Gooijer

IO TKI-BBE, chairman of the jury

Ed de Jong

Vice President of Development Avantium

Freek Smedema

Senior Consultant Biobased Economy RVO.nl

Luuk van der Wielen

Distinguished Professor for Biobased Economy TU Delft

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