Regulations and additional information

The objective of the BIG-Cluster Global Biobased Business competition (G-BiB)  for Master and PhD students is to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation in the field of production of a biorenewable chemical, material and/or fuel product. Master and PhD students are being stimulated to participate in mixed teams.


The challenge is to write an innovative business plan based on a design for sustainable production of biobased products such as biofuels and biomaterials or partial solutions that will support developing those products.


The jury’s will evaluate all complete final submissions on the following aspects:

• quality of the proposed design;

• viability of the business plan;

• originality of the proposed business idea;

• sustainability (including environmental, economic and social factors) performance;

• presentation (in writing) of the plan.


Please keep in mind that the key-dates for The Netherlands and Germany are different from Brazil.

Download G-BiB regulations here.

  • Delft University of Technology
  • BioDetection Systems B.V.
  • Bioclear earth
  • Food & Biobased Research
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
  • Corbion Purac
  • Utrecht University
  • Maastricht University
  • Synthon
  • DSM
  • Microdish BV
  • Wageningen UR
  • AkzoNobel
  • Deltares
  • MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Groningen
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • TU Dortmund
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Microlife Solutions
  • Essent New Energy B.V.
  • Amyris, Inc.
  • Imperial College London
  • ClearDetections
  • Soil Cares Research
  • Dyadic
  • Friesland Campina
  • Delft Advanced Biorenewables
  • Basidiofactory
  • Chr. Hansen
  • NIZO food research B.V.
  • Tertium
  • Stichting Natuur en Milieu
  • ECN
  • Leiden University
  • Platform Bio-Energie
  • CSK Food Enrichment
  • Bioprocess Pilot Facility
  • SkyNRG
  • Zirk Technology
  • Procede Group
  • ChainCraft
  • Deltalinqs
  • GEVO
  • Sweco
  • Proteonic
  • Goodfuels
  • Groen Agro Control