Wageningen, Netherlands

International BioBased Economy Student SymbioSUM (IBBESS) 2017

when 16 June 2017 - 18 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week

Young and creative students, like you, have a huge potential to help and solve challenges in the growing industry of a biobased economy. Are you the next innovator and enthusiastic about sustainability, circular and biobased economy? Then show us what you can do and be part of the three-day SymbioSUM – the unique combination of a Conference and a ThinkTank on the BioBased Economy.

The SymbioSUM features a one-day Conference where you interact with experts from politics/ policy, economy and science discussing current obstacles, developments and possible solutions for a biobased economy. The second and third day, students from various backgrounds, will join their efforts to create innovative approaches to tackle three current challenges of companies within the biobased economy. This is the BioBased Economy ThinkTank.

In combination with the Conference, an environment is created which addresses challenges and possible solutions of a BioBased Economy. During the conference and ThinkTank you will have the opportunity to talk to and network with numerous companies.

Course leader

Fons Janssen, projectmanager

Target group

Bachelors, Masters, PhD-students and 4th year students of University of applied Sciences

Course aim

- Develop creative thinking and new business models;
- A glimpse into real-life company problems;
- Prove companies the value of student input;
- Translate your raw idea into a convincing business case pitch.

Fee info

EUR 0: No fee for students of Wageningen University and other universities.