Post Term: Training material

Boosting Bioeconomy Knowledge in Schools – free online course

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.

Know your food

Know your food

Based on the development work, the following resources were developed for the current toolkit:

  • Teachers’ guides (one for each of the four age phases)
  • Presentations
  • Work sheets and activity sheets

A mixture of presentations and activity/work sheets have been developed to provide educators and learners with appropriate information and activities. Educators may decide to use the presentations as a formal lecture, as a wall display or as a resource booklet for learners.  

Training Guide Social Acceptance – Developing dialogue with your stakeholders. Applying social acceptance tools to avoid barriers in bio-based projects

Training Guide Social Acceptance – Developing dialogue with your stakeholders. Applying social acceptance tools to avoid barriers in bio-based projects

Many companies implementing emerging technologies encounter barriers or objections from consumers or local stakeholders. “Social acceptance” is the result of a process where stakeholders and project leaders work together to find solutions to these barriers and objections. It is important to be aware that the stakeholders affected by a new product or process go way beyond the SME’s customer base. Involving stakeholders in a series of activities to establish relationships is essential – there are tools for this. Tools will enable SMEs to achieve legitimacy and credibility regarding the stakeholder, form a strong and well-communicated company mission statement and clear long-term vision and set up long-term connections with their stakeholders, resulting in trust. This guide takes you through the context and the theory behind the social acceptance concept. It addresses SME managers and business support organisations, presenting a number of tools which can be useful for those launching new products or services in the bio-based economy, and beyond.

InnProBio Bio-based procurement tools

InnProBio Bio-based procurement tools

Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product. This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services.

By harnessing the potential of public procurement to foster innovation, InnProBio worked with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing innovative bio-based products and services. Thus leading to the opening of new markets of bio-based products in Europe.

InnProBio outcomes include tools & resources, including factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services.  

This webpage presents various bio-based procurement tools, including

  • a series of 4 good practice examples, showing how bio-based procurement was done successfully in practice, can be found here.
  • a roadmap with detailed information on various procurement instruments that can be used for bio-based procurement
  • a selection of text blocks with exemplary technical specifications, for inclusion in public procurement (tender) documents

The same materials are also covered and discussed in InnProBio’s Handbook on Bio-Based Procurement.

    BIOPROM: Overview of learning materials (level: difficult)

    BIOPROM: Overview of learning materials (level: difficult)

     

    BIOPROM established a network of  science centres, science museums and organisers of exhibitions to prepare common tools when communicating science  in the field of bioeconomy  to the larger public.

    One of these concepts was to address the interests and concerns of citizens through an interactive exhibition in association with science concepts with citizens/ debates and participative democracy tools.

    The exhibition was designed to be suitable for all ages, addressing the complex issues of the bioeconomy through the use of touch-screens, interactive workshops, tours, a cinematic area and talks.

    The document presents education materials (teacher packs) at level “difficult” (in German)

     

    BIOPROM: Overview of learning materials (level: middle)

    BIOPROM: Overview of learning materials (level: middle)

     

    BIOPROM established a network of  science centres, science museums and organisers of exhibitions to prepare common tools when communicating science  in the field of bioeconomy  to the larger public.

    One of these concepts was to address the interests and concerns of citizens through an interactive exhibition in association with science concepts with citizens/ debates and participative democracy tools.

    The exhibition was designed to be suitable for all ages, addressing the complex issues of the bioeconomy through the use of touch-screens, interactive workshops, tours, a cinematic area and talks.

    The document presents education materials at level “middle” (in German)

    BIOPROM: Overview of learning materials (level: easy)

    BIOPROM: Overview of learning materials (level: easy)

     

    BIOPROM established a network of  science centres, science museums and organisers of exhibitions to prepare common tools when communicating science  in the field of bioeconomy  to the larger public.

    One of these concepts was to address the interests and concerns of citizens through an interactive exhibition in association with science concepts with citizens/ debates and participative democracy tools.

    The exhibition was designed to be suitable for all ages, addressing the complex issues of the bioeconomy through the use of touch-screens, interactive workshops, tours, a cinematic area and talks.

    The document presents education materials (teacher packs) at level “easy” (in German)

    BIOPROM: Description of exhibition elements (detailed)

    BIOPROM: Description of exhibition elements (detailed)

    BIOPROM established a network of  science centres, science museums and organisers of exhibitions to prepare common tools when communicating science  in the field of bioeconomy  to the larger public.

    One of these concepts was to address the interests and concerns of citizens through an interactive exhibition in association with science concepts with citizens/ debates and participative democracy tools.

    The exhibition was designed to be suitable for all ages, addressing the complex issues of the bioeconomy through the use of touch-screens, interactive workshops, tours, a cinematic area and talks.

    The document presents a detailed description of exhibition elements (in German). The “Mission Possible: Wood – sustainable and valuable” exhibition included a workshop area where visitors and stakeholders were informed about selected topics in bioeconomy which  increased discussions on these issues.

    BIOPROM: Description of exhibition elements (general)

    BIOPROM: Description of exhibition elements (general)

    BIOPROM established a network of  science centres, science museums and organisers of exhibitions to prepare common tools when communicating science  in the field of bioeconomy  to the larger public.

    One of these concepts was to address the interests and concerns of citizens through an interactive exhibition in association with science concepts with citizens/ debates and participative democracy tools.

    The exhibition was designed to be suitable for all ages, addressing the complex issues of the bioeconomy through the use of touch-screens, interactive workshops, tours, a cinematic area and talks.

    The document presents a general description of exhibition elements (in German). The “Mission Possible: Wood – sustainable and valuable” exhibition included a workshop area where visitors and stakeholders were informed about selected topics in bioeconomy which  increased discussions on these issues.