Category: Bioeconomy Education

Communication needs in the bio-based economy

This infographic aims to represent in an illustrative way the communication needs within the bio-based economy landscape, considering the findings and know-how gathered during the lifespan of the project. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but to highlight relevant areas to focus on for the growth and further development of a solid bio-based economy in Europe.

A Bio-Based Day – Video

The promo videos, that will be produced in Biobridges, will serve as a tool to inform, promote and engage the three target categories of stakeholders of the Biobridges project.

The main idea behind the promo videos is to promote the bioeconomy with specific messages:

  • emphasise the potential positive impact in the consumers lives (societal, environmental, wellbeing, health) and
  • showcase the economical, sustainability, growth and employment opportunities for brands and industries.

In the first video, A Bio-Based Day, Biobridges is following a young lady during her bio-based day, from the wake up to the goodnight, discovering how bio-based products can substitute fossil-based ones in everyday’s lives. 

The video is available in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovak, Estonian and German.

Guide of best practices for cooperation between academia and industry based on success cases

Recommendations of good practices included in each chapter are briefly explain and record in cards showing examples of specific known cases where particular recommendation has been put in practice and also visual information about expected impact of the recommendation on the enhancement of University & Industry Cooperation, difficulty, costs, as well as personnel needs for its implementation and, estimated time for executing each practice. Agents necessary for its implementation are also indicated, in order provide easy access to companies, research groups and other innovation stakeholders a potential tailored action plan of implementation for designing a path of collaboration between the Industry and the scientific world.

UrBIOfuture webinar 2 : Educational gaps and skills mismatch in the European Bioeconomy

The webinar ‘Educational gaps and skills mismatch in the European Bioeconomy’ was held on January 22nd, from 11:00 to 12:00 CET. It was coordinated by SIE and all the partners contributed with feedback and/or content. It was targeted to anyone interested in learning what the Bioeconomy is and what are the main gaps in the educational programmes related to Bioeconomy in Europe. The aim was to provide attendees with the opportunity to have an overview and hints on the importance of the European bioeconomy in our daily lives, the skills mismatch in the bioeconomy field, as well as to facilitate questions and active discussion.

Guidebook on engagement and co-creation methodologies.

This guidebook starts with an introduction on the concept of outreach and engagement methodologies and activities. Besides, giving this general overview it presents three exemplary engagement models, outlines how BLOOM’s engagement activities can be aligned to the Grand Societal Challenge of Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, or marine and maritime and inland water research, and highlights activities that are considered to be both engaging and relevant to BLOOM’s approach of empowering citizens and raising awareness for bioeconomy.

Co-creation processes will be at the heart of BLOOM’s five regional hub activities because co-creation follows an approach of involving different perspectives and collaboratively designing tools, materials, processes, activities or strategies. A variety of targeted creative methods and creative tools feed into this guideline support the hub leaders designing the most appropriate suitable workshops and to choose most fitting methodologies to reach their goals. Therefore, besides background information on co-creation, its potential and general information about organising such workshops, this section provides also as practical support a selection of co-creation methods and an example of a co-creation workshop moderation sheet, to be adapted and used by the BLOOM hubs.

All in all this guidebook is set up to encourage the BLOOM partners and hubs to structure, plan, and implement an engagement model tailored to the specific needs, drivers and barriers of each hub and thus should serve as a pool of engagement methods, activities and background information and offers assistance with planning the BLOOM co-creation workshops.

How to promote education, training and skills across the bioeconomy.

On 15 October 2019, BLOOM (represented by colleagues from the School Network and the Polish Hub) participated in the European Commission-lead event on Promoting education, training and skills across the bioeconomy, aiming to encourage the exchange of good practices among various bioeconomy stakeholders. The event addressed Action 2.4 of EC’s bioeconomy strategy: developing the new education and skills needed to support new and emerging bioeconomy approaches, particularly with regards to higher education, vocational education and the development of entrepreneurship programmes.

Boosting Bioeconomy Knowledge in Schools – free online course

Boosting Bioeconomy Knowledge in Schools online course. To learn how you can explore sustainable economic solutions with your students! Knowledge about bioeconomy is an essential requirement for students of the 21st century. Not only will the bioeconomy sector provide the jobs of the future, this knowledge will help your students better understand the challenges of tomorrow’s society and enhance their skills as responsible citizens.