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The Global Biobased Businessplan Competition (G-BIB) is now open for registration - until 17 March 2019.
Editorial office / Ghent

The G-BiB is a competition open for teams of 2-5 Master and/or PhD students from universities, university colleges and universities of applied science in Belgium and Germany. All teams must appoint a mentor from their university. The objective is to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation producing a bio-renewable chemical, material and/or fuel product.

The challenge is to write an innovative business plan based on a design for sustainable production of bio-renewable products such as biofuels and biomaterials or partial solutions that will support developing those products. Participants will get to know the other teams during a joint kick-off event in April 2019 and get support in writing a business plan during a masterclass held both in Germany and Belgium. During the national semi-finals, two national winners will be selected that will defend their business plan at the transnational finals held in September 2019. The winning team will get a financial award to further develop their business idea.

This competition is hosted by Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and Flanders Biobased Valley in Belgium and Cluster industrielle Biotechnologie (CLIB) in Germany. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Interreg North-West Europe Project BioBase4SME support the project. See the website for more information and registration.