BISC-E: The Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe

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 or the challenge?

The challenge
All teams develop a bio-based innovation (product or process) and present their ideas to a jury of experts from industry and science. The presentation has to be accompanied by a few supporting documents explaining sustainability, technical feasibility and economic viability of your innovation.

For who?
The challenge is open for 4th year students of university of applied sciences and 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.

Step 1: Attend the introduction session
You can participate in the introduction meeting on 11 April. We will then explain to you how the competition works and explain the rules. If you already have an idea for the competition, you can present it briefly. The session is also a great way to find potential team members. Click here to register.

Step 2: Register your team!
Make sure you will be part of the BISC-E adventure this year and register before 28 April. Click here.

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 nice prices to be won. The first team wins € 1000 and gets to represent his country in the European final. This year at least 19 European countries will participate!

Important dates

12 AprilDigital meeting – Introduction to BISC-E
28 AprilDeadline registration
8 JuneSubmission of documents
15 JuneDutch final
AutumnEU final (location to be decided by Biobased Industry Consortium)

Click here for the BISC-E regulations.

Spread the news
Do you want to interest (fellow) students in the competition? Then download the flyer here.

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