Content (Syllabus outline)

  1. Drivers and context: resource dependencies, sustainability, characteristics and applications of biomass
  2. The principles of bioeconomy; circular economy, recycling and cascading of biomass applications, biorefinery and green chemistry
  3. Transition towards bioeconomy - trends in the domains of:
    1. agriculture, forestry (and fisheries)
    2. energy (including biofuels)
    3. chemistry, materials (including bioplastics)
    4. pharmaceuticals
  4. From innovation to industrial application -  ommercialization processes
    1. business models (from start-up, spin-off to mature forms of operation)
    2. bioeconomy clusters
    3. Innovation and protection of intellectual property
  5. Roles and interactions between actors along the quadruple helix of bioeconomy:
    1. higher education and research
    2. Industry
    3. policy support schemes and institutional arrangements
    4. consumers
  6. Societal challenges of bioeconomy:
    1. social acceptance of innovations in applied life sciences, ethical considerations
    2. legal framework and procedures
    3. environmental sustainability and social responsibility

Implementation for foreign students




General requirements for admission to Master Programme in biotechnology, and other Master Programmes in applied life sciences.