The Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy (CoE BBE) is a cooperation between Avans University of Applied Sciences and HZ University of Applied Sciences.

Centres of Expertise have been appointed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to strengthen the connection between higher education and regional economic cooperation in the Netherlands. It consists of action-orientated partnerships between companies, higher education, government and other public organisations to foster innovation, experimentation and investment that is focused on future-directed vocational education and professional practice.

The Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy helps companies reach their biobased ambitions through the development of higher education and carrying out applied research. In that way, CoE BBE provides/produces highly trained professionals who can implement and transform the transition towards a biobased society.