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 in Vienna: Advancing Bio-Based Education and Bioeconomy Innovation

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On September 5th, the European BIOBec Project hosted its General Assembly and plenary meetings in Vienna. These gatherings brought together consortium partners on and offline to present the project's current…

Interview with Lina Mayorga, from the University of Hohenheim

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“Our BIObec Centre design will give a structure to these activities offering science communication activities, policy recommendations, industry-academia collaboration, consulting services, and networking actions in Germany”. Lina Mayorga, from the…

Reflections on the BioBEC Project: Certifying Training for Europe’s Bio-Industrial Professionals

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In August, the Spanish partner of BioBEC presented the “Reflections on the BioBEC Project: Certifying Training for Europe's Bio-Industrial Professionals” during a conference in Mexico City. Aleix Barrera Corominas and…