Join the Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe

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


All teams develop a biobased innovation (product or process) and present their ideas via a powerpoint presentation to a jury of experts from industry and science. The presentation has to address sustainability, technical feasibility and economic viability of your innovation. You don’t need to produce your product yet, but you and your team should make it plausible that it could work.

For whom?

The challenge is open for students. All team members should be enrolled in a Finnish higher educational institution, either in the final year of a Bachelor's degree at a university of applied sciences or in a Bachelor or Masters programme at a university at the moment of registration. 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 institutions.


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. The winner of the Finnish  Join the fun and register!

The registration for the 2020 competion is open during 16 April - 1 June 2020. After registration, prepare to submit a presentation of  your bio-based idea by 30 June 2020.

BISC-E registration form

BISC-E Regulations 2020

What is BISC-E

Finnish national competition is hosted by University of Eastern Finland but attendance from other universities is encouraged and not limited. 

BISC-E is an initiative of Dutch TKI-BBE that builds, maintains, and executes a knowledge & innovation agenda over all TRL levels.

To enable the switch to a biobased economy we need innovators of the next-generation. BISC-E encourages students to explore the emerging bio-based work field while developing a new bio-based product or process.

Contact us

BISC-E Finnish National Competition Jury

c/o Dr. Antti Haapala,

Associate Professor in Wood Materials Science
University of Eastern Finland
P.O. Box 111
80100 Joensuu, FINLAND