BISC-E Bio-based Innovation Student Challenge Europe

19. November 2023 - 14. June 2024

Universität Hohenheim

Bio-based Industry Consortium


The Bio-based Innovation Student Challenge Europe (BISC-E) is a Europe-wide student competition to stimulate entrepreneurship and award excellence. The programme offers student teams opportunities to practice entrepreneurship by addressing relevant technological, environmental, or societal challenges with innovative bio-based solutions.

BISC-E seeks to raise awareness and involve students in the transition towards a bio-based economy. A key objective of the BISC-E programme is to stimulate and support entrepreneurship in curricula at universities. In the near future we plan to extend this programme to include vocational education level students.

The (BIC) has adopted BISC-E and provides a central role in mobilising and monitoring country participation through national BISC-E competions. BIC does so by nominating BISC-E National Coordinators in each country in Europe, who are organising and implementing the national BISC-Es. The (ICA) will assist BIC during BISC-E 2024 to connect countries so far absent in BISC-E.

Is your team up to it?

Are you ready to develop an innovative bio-based solution to help overcome hurdles standing in the way of a climate-neutral Europe? BISC-E invites students to design solutions in a multidisciplinary team and compete at national and international levels.

Are you up to the challenge? Register with the National Coordinator in your country now!The countries that have announced their participation in BISC-E 2024 are shown below and there you can find the coordinates of the respective National Coordinators. New participating countries will appear soon. The national student team winners from the national BISC-Es will participate in the European final of BISC-E 2024 in September 2024.