Are you interested in the materials transition and especially chemicals? Do you want the opportunity to network and work with entrepreneurs in the field? Want to learn about the fascinating topic of Biobased Transitions? Do you have skills in data management and are willing to take initiative to find information?

The materials transition consists of both large and small chemical industries replacing fossil feedstocks with biofeedstocks to make climate neutral plastics and materials. Although many technologies have been proven a minuscule fraction of today’s materials are made with biobased methods. In this project you will investigate what other elements are required to drive change in the industry. With your economic skills and interest in green industry you will create hypotheses for improvement and defend these with market analysis. Your findings will support new partnerships and collaborations with existing industry giants and emerging biobased pioneers.

Who we are

The Biobased Transitions professorship, led by Professor Martijn Zieverink, comprises researchers from a diverse range of domains, all essential to accelerate the biobased transition. Our researchers conduct practice-oriented research in collaboration with (international) companies, research institutions, and students.

topic 1: CO2 economy

topic 2: Bio-economy evaluation

topic 3: Parametrizing change

Topic 4: International investment strategy

Desirable skills/qualities of the student

The student should be able to work independently and carry out independent research (after an introduction). Background/interest in business strategy, scenario development, business and market analytics, climate change, business financial literacy.

Starting date

September 2024 to January 2025. The length of the internship graduation assignment is approximately 20 weeks. The student will get an internship allowance of €350, per month.

Working language



Philippa Roots
Maddalena Logrieco
Martijn Zieverink
Willem van Liemt

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