Leveraging education to unlock the EU bioeconomy's full potential.


The BIObec project aims to build bridges between the bio-based industry and the education system by interlinking universities, innovation labs, and R&D centres with industrial actors and regions.

In order to achieve this, the project proposes a holistic framework that merges the traditional idea of an education centre, with that of a knowledge hub.

BIObec will establish multi-level Bio-Based Education Centres (BBECs) to act as knowledge hubs bridging the gaps between academic institutions, students, innovation entities and policy makers. Likewise, the BBECs will be flexible enough to answer the actual and future needs of the industry and surrounding ecosystem at local, regional and national levels.


Graphic with stakeholders: Industrial clusters and educational providers, Regions and Bioregions, Public Bodies (Governments), NGOs and Associations of Primary Producers, Multipliers, Other


The BBECs concept will be design according to the framework of different EU regions and will be characterized by:


Multi-level networking of actors, centres and education.

Flexibility and modularity to answer European complexity.

Industry and education connection strengthened.


Innovative educational formats.


Align the needs for skills and their availability through consistent interactions between the bio-based industry and educational institutions at local, regional, national and European levels.

Prevent skills gaps in the bio-based industry.

Maintain industrial activities and boost jobs and income for local communities.

Generate education and learning opportunities for community members and increase their employability.

Provide early insight into career opportunities for graduates at vocational and university levels.

Offer opportunities to educate a wide range of stakeholders on bio-based activities and sustainability.


BIObec key insights have been presented at Circular Bricks project final event

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On Friday 9 February, at Unitelma Sapienza, in the context of the Circular Bricks project final event, Susanna Albertini from FVA – New Media Research represented BIObec project, highlighting some…

BIObec Best Practices and Success Cases in BBEC Design interactive webinar

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The main focus of the webinar is understanding BBEC (Biobased Education Centers), covering its definition, significance in promoting a biobased economy and sustainability, and design principles. The webinar also discusses…

BIObec Final Conference Video

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The final event began with an introduction by Davide Viaggi BIObec Project Coordinator, University of Bologna and Maria Grazia Attianese, followed by Project Officer Giovanna Rizzetto's presentation on the BIObec…