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 status and its six multi-level Bio-Based Education Centres (BBECs). The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna (BOKU) served as the venue, with Davide Viaggi, Project Coordinator from the University of Bologna, guiding the proceedings.
The following day, BIOBec’s partner CTA organized the ‘Cross-fertilization seminar among BBECs and Roadmap co-design experience,’ a hybrid event that assembled a diverse group of experts in the fields of bioeconomy and education. This event was a part of the European Bioeconomy Scientific Forum 2023.
During this seminar, the roadmap for the establishment of BBECs was presented, and various working groups related to bioeconomy and education outlined the objectives of these centres. Over the course of two days, participants immersed themselves in the BIOBec methodology, gaining practical insights through the BIOBec roadmap co-design experience.
Discussions during these events highlighted the significant progress made by consortium partners in developing the BBECs. The different business models that are being considered are tailored to meet the needs of the industry and to boost the contribution of the bioeconomy to societal challenges.