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


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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 Project video available now

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The BIObec project has recently launched its first video presenting the project, its objectives and overall expected impact. In this video, you have the opportunity to learn about how BIObec,…
BioArt Gallery of the Italian Chamber of Deputys

BIOBec, part of the exhibition and round table BioArt Gallery of the Italian Chamber of Deputys

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Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education workshop

Workshop Paving the way towards Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education

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On March 15, from 10.00 to 13.00, the Paving the way towards Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education workshop took place online. Organised by the European Bioeconomy Network, Transition2Bio, the European Community of…