Over the last months, the five regional BLOOM bioeconomy hubs have been very active with their outreach activities, enhancing knowledge and awareness of bioeconomy research and innovation in Europe. Different events, exhibitions and speeches were organized and have attracted a wide audience. International exchange always leads to new perspectives: students from Austria visited several scientific institutions, companies and organizations in the Netherlands to learn more about bioeconomy. And students from Poland travelled to Austria to participate in a workshop on bioeconomy and sustainable rural development and to visit a biodynamic farm. Find out more in the articles from our bioeconomy hubs in this newsletter.
Are you a teacher? Then get ready for the BLOOM Stories of Implementation Competition! In collaboration with the STEM Discovery Campaign 2020, the BLOOM project is inviting primary and secondary school teachers of all subjects to use bioeconomy as a way of engaging pupils in school subjects, and to share their stories of implementation. You can already start organising your lessons and prepare your stories of implementation to be submitted in February 2020! The competition will reward the most innovative classroom implementations.
We are continuously developing information and outreach materials on bioeconomy. Did you know that textiles can be made out of wood? In September we released the first episode of our video series on bioeconomy, a video on “Wooden Shirts” filmed in Austria. Moreover, we published a quiz where you can test your knowledge on bioeconomy!