Register before the 23rd of February

Do you want to design a creative bio-based solution in a multidisciplinary student team? The Bio-based Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) encourages students to explore the emerging bio-based work field while developing a new bio-based product or process. Are you up for the challenge?

Register now

1 March 2024

The challenge

All teams develop a bio-based innovation (product or process) and present their idea to a jury of experts from the professional field. The presentation has to be accompanied by a few supporting documents explaining sustainability, technical feasibility and economic viability of your innovation.
To get inspired see the teams of last years > click here

Check also the official BISC-E website for more.

For who?

The challenge is open for 4th year students of university of applied sciences and university students (BSc and MSc). Due to the multidisciplinary character of the challenge it is recommended to embody multiple disciplines in your team, of which exact science should be one. Team members can come from different Dutch institutions.

Step 1: Attend the introduction session

You can participate in the introduction meeting on January 22. During this meeting we will explain to how the competition works and the rules of the challenge. If you already have an idea for the competition, you can present it briefly. The session is also a great way to find potential team members.
If you want more information about BISC-E, just send an email to and you will receive the Teams link!

Step 2: Register yourself and your team!

Make sure you will be part of the BISC-E adventure this year and register before the 23rd of February. You can register your team(members) via this link.

Everybody wins!

Participating in BISC-E will give you valuable experience in the emerging bio-based work field, in developing a new product or process with all its aspects and in presenting innovative ideas for a panel of experts. You can work on your knowledge and skills together with other ambitious students! On top of that there are nice prices to be won.
The first team wins € 1000 and gets to represent the Netherlands during the European final where you battle against 19 other countries for the ultimate prize (€5000) and title: Winners of the Bio-based Innovation Student Challenge 2024!

Important dates of 2024

22 January Online meeting – Introduction to BISC-E (14:00h-17:00h)
23 February Deadline registration
1 March Offline kick-off to meet the other teams (14:00h-16:00h)
24 May Submission of documents
31 May Dutch final
6 September First round BISC-E 2024 European final (location to be decided by Biobased Industry Consortium)
27 September Final Round BISC-E 2024 European final (location to be decided by Biobased Industry Consortium)

Click here for the BISC-E regulations.

Feel free to contact us!

Mara van Eijndhoven


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