Processes and Innovation along the Value Chain of Bio-Based Materials

Die ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
LEVEL
Bachelor
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
3 (1 for the online preparatory course 2 for the summer school)
PERIOD
20/08/2024 to 20/09/2024

Course Description

Bio-based materials are the future! Products sourced from fossil resources do not meet the requirements of a future sustainable society. To meet climate targets, to stop polluting the environment, and to use our
natural resources carefully, fresh solutions must be brought forward that replace current petroleum-based products. This requires innovation along
the entire value chain of bio-based materials, starting from sourcing the raw material, applying green chemistry for extraction and processing,
using products sustainably, and taking end-of-life and recycling into consideration. Even more: to turn your ideas into reality, you must be able to present them as a convincing proposal, withstand criticism, and sell them with confidence.

Time format

10-days-end-of-august-september

Educational-info

Application deadline

01/05/2024

Competences

Main topics and content of the summer school
• Theoretical background in relevant topics on bio-based
materials
• Hands-on experience of key processes along the
bio-based materials value chain: Production, sourcing,
processing, use, end-of-life
• Introduction to life cycle assessment
• Intense proposal writing and presentation
• Inputs from innovative entrepreneurs and networking
opportunities

Prerequisites

English, fluency in writing and speaking is required.

Duration

The online preparatory course will amount to a workload of 30 hrs. The summer school covers eight working days

Day of the weeks

eight consequtive working days

ECTS

3 (1 for the online preparatory course 2 for the summer school)

Organizer

Partner

Die ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften

Faculty

The institutes of Food and Beverage Innovation ILGI, Chemistry and Bio- technology ICBT, and Environment and Natural Resources IUNR

Department

Life Sciences and facility Management

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