Opportunities for you - in the biobased Economy

We have various opportunities for students wanting a work placement or to carry out research at CoE BBE. Here, enthusiastic students, entrepreneurs, scientists and lecturers work together to promote knowledge about the bio-based economy and develop materials and new products.

We are always on the lookout for keen new students who are committed to building a bio-based economy. Perhaps you will soon be looking into applications for grass clippings in products or writing a marketing plan for a new biobased product.

Besides the social aspect, your professional knowledge and experience with the biobased economy will stand you in good stead in industry!

What can you contribute as a student?

Avans and HZ University of Applied Sciences offer various biobased minors, specialisms and work placements in the Netherlands and abroad. Students following the biobased Economy minor, for example, collaborate with companies and government agencies in the region. As a result, they make a substantial contribution and can influence significant developments for the future. Ever imagine that a truck would be able to run on biogas made from manure? Research into this was important for the Municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Students following this minor made the difference! What can you do? See your options to the right. Do you have your own ideas about your potential role in a biobased economy? Or do you have questions about anything else? Let us know!

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Student speaks

Are you thinking about doing an internship at the CoE BBE? Many students have preceded you and can tell you like no other how they liked it. Read the experiences of some students below:

03 April 2024
Biobased Battle 2024: Dutch and Finnish students join forces
In March, the 2nd edition of the four-day Biobased Battle took place. 142 students from 7 different universities of applied sciences from the Netherlands and Finland collaborated in multidisciplinary teams to tackle sustainability issues faced by companies. The goal? To present the best practical biobased solutions!
06 April 2023
Dutch and Finnish students in the Biobased Battle 2023!
"I have developed skills related to working with people in different fields or cultures." according to  student I. Conroy, who, together with more than 100 students from 11 universities of applied sciences in Finland and the Netherlands, participated in the Biobased Battle 2023 from March 27th until March 30th. In total agreement according to Mara van Eijndhoven, organization of the Battle; Developing new skills among students from various fields and cultures and learning from each other's expertise and working methods are important motivators for organizing the challenge-based research and teaching activity.
06 July 2022
Students take the stage
Practice-oriented research plays a role in the material and energy transition that should not be underestimated. This not only relates to the knowledge that is gained in research projects, but especially also to the place where that knowledge ends up; at the students. Every year, no fewer than 80 students participate in the most intensive form of CoE BBE, namely an internship. For 20 weeks, the students fully participate in a research project as a graduate or in an internship. Each and every one of them ambassadors in the aforementioned transition.
BioGov.net is a three-year project funded by the Horizon Europe programme, composed by 10 experienced partners that will operationalise the project’s activities in 8 EU countries.
Learning Network Biobuilders
Lerend Netwerk Biobouwers is committed to the development of an innovative, practice-oriented teaching method for the construction sector.
Innovation Traineeships
With the support of SIA, Avans University of Applied Sciences is developing a new trainee program that offers SMEs the opportunity to attract young talent and also strengthens the relationship between SMEs and universities of applied sciences in the field of practice-oriented research.
Learning community
CoE BBE, together with the regional business community, is conducting a number of feasibility studies that give substance to the hca agenda of the West Brabant region.
The BBM + project partners are joining forces to get the transition to biomass and activities up to speed. In this project, high-quality education is being developed for the master Biobased Materials and the HBO honors and bridging programs.
Innovation tables
Students who carry out a minor, internship or graduation assignment in the field of Biobased Economy come together with their company counselors and lecturer counselors to discuss relevant themes that arise from or are related to their research.
Living Lab Biobased Brazil
The Living Lab Biobased Brazil has already offered many students a meaningful and educational internship. Would you like to do an internship in Brazil and focus on sustainability and a better world?
Borderless Biobased Education
Within the project 'Borderless Biobased Education', fourteen Flemish and Dutch partners are working on the development of demand-oriented education and in-service training programs at secondary, higher and university level.
BioCannDo intends to develop a clear, substantiated message around biobased products, so that it is also easy to understand for the general public.
Green Growth
Smart minds will also be needed in the future for the transition to a Biobased Economy. The Green Growth project develops biobased educational materials and distributes them in the Biobased Delta.
Biobased Challenge
The Think Biobased Challenge invites you, a European College or University student, to design Biobased educational material that students will never forget.
National Biobased Knowledge Network
The LBKN is a unique NL-wide HBO platform for biobased education, research and valorisation with an active connection to MBO and WO.
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