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Boosting future careers, education and research activities in the European bio-based industry

Boosting future careers, education and research activities in the European bio-based industry

Objective

UrBIOfuture main goal is to bring Europe to the forefront of the bio-based sector by boosting careers, new educational programmes and research activities.
This approach is intended to be developed in this project as a 3-step methodology:
(1) An identification step, involving career mapping of programmes involving bio-based activities and pointing of skills mismatch between them and the bioindustry needs as main KPIs, alongside with a previous methodology and work terminology developed and aligned between the educational sector and the industry needs.
(2) An interaction step, in which the constant contact and contributions of the education sector, academia and industry will be sought throughout the project. The KPIs involved will be (a) building a comprehensive stakeholder network and a working group involving representatives from each sector of the bio-based value chain. The project has already received the support of 72 organizations from bio-based industries (38 LOIs), educational institutions and networks (15 LOIs), and from innovation and research centres (19 LOIs); and (b) the organisation of two workshops in which this group will participate. The first will seek dialogue between the different profiles to validate the common terminology and methodology, and the second will consist of a co-creation exercise to set the basis for promoting careers in the bio-based sector.
(3) The implementation of UrBIOfuture, through an appropriate Communication and Dissemination plan; the organization of promotional events, train-the-trainer and train-the-student workshops; and the development of an afterlife plan will ensure the broader impact of the results materialised in the project among the European bio-based sector.
The results of UrBIOfuture will help building a bio-based industrial sector with the adequately skilled people, that are able to operate innovative value chains while establishing and sustaining a solid bio-based industry in Europe.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Address

Campus De La Uab Bellaterra
08193 Cerdanyola Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 149 476,80

Participants (8)

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 70 605,90

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 108 399,75

AGRO BUSINESS PARK AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 138 700

FUNDACION CORPORACION TECNOLOGICA DE ANDALUCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 120 531,25

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 106 875

STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 82 462,85

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS EUROPE SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 116 968,75

FUNDACJA UNIWERSYTETU IM ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 52 547,35

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 837811

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 996 385

  • EU contribution

    € 946 567,65

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain