Exciting News: BioBeo Blended Intensive Programme Wraps Up with BISC-E National Winners Announcement!

On Friday, March 8th, 2024, the national finals of BISC-E took place at Maynooth University, marking the conclusion of the BioBeo Blended Intensive Programme. Students from Maynooth University, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, and Odisee University of Applied Sciences participated in the BioBeo Blended Intensive Programme, learning about the importance of bioeconomy and its integration into various aspects of society, including education.

BISC-E, organised by Ireland’s Knowledge Centre for Carbon, Climate and Community Action (IKC3), aims to encourage students to explore bio-based solutions. The judging panel comprised experts from different fields, including Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird and Dr Laoise Ní Chléirigh from MU, Dr Tracey O’Connor from MTU, Tom Rowan from Rowan, and Laura Broomfield from The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.

Students from Maynooth University’s BioBeo Blended Intensive Programme had the opportunity to witness the innovative projects presented by teams from UCD and the University of Limerick.

We’re thrilled to announce that the student team from University College Dublin’s School of Biosystems and Food Engineering emerged as the national winners of BISC-E! Their project, which involves integrating anaerobic digestion and microalgae processes, impressed the judges. They will now proceed to compete at the European level in September 2024. Fangting Bai, the team captain, expressed gratitude for the support received and eagerly anticipates the European finals.

The BISC-E final served as an inspiring showcase, demonstrating to the BioBeo students the boundless potential for innovation through bio-based solutions. It illuminated the path towards addressing climate change challenges and navigating towards a sustainable future within a thriving bioeconomy.

You can read more about it here.