The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team is believed to be essential to design viable bio-based solutions, therefore the requirements include technical, environmental and economic elaborations. In addition, participation in the BISC-E will offer opportunities to interact with actors in the bio-based industry throughout Europe. This can be done during the preparation of the business cases and during the evaluation both at the national and the European level. This interaction can possibly lead to further relationship between students/graduates and the industry.
The European final rounds are coordinated and financed by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). BISC-E is organised and run on a national level by (educational) federations in the participating EU Member States and Associated Countries. All national winners can compete in the European final for European BISC-E awards.
This year, the final will be hosted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), host of Citrion, the winning team of BISC-E 2020.
Read about the competition and experiences of previous years’ winners in a new article on Agro&Chemistry.
Image: Saveur, winner of 2019