Scientist At The Design Table
We live in a society that places great trust in technology and science to solve our problems and fulfill our needs. However, science and technology alone cannot provide us with a society that nourishes rather than destroys its surroundings. We need to switch to a more circular society.
We will introduce you to the grand challenges that need to be tackled to become a circular society and to the Life’s Principles that are of use in the scoping and evaluation design phases of a biomimicry design cycle.
Bio Inspired Innovation (BII) is aimed at students with a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, who are interested in research and want to innovate services, products, production systems and design based on principles that have evolved in nature. You will be the professional that contributes to the transition to a circular economy with Bio Inspired Innovations.
Innovation, Research And Design
The Master’s programme in Bio Inspired Innovation at Utrecht University equips you with research, design and collaborative skills that will make you a bio inspired expert. BII builds on the excellent research at the Faculty of Science and links research findings to solve societal and business challenges. The first year is research based, while the second year focuses on the use of research knowledge in innovation.
This Master’s programme prepares you to become a highly qualified professional, who is able to function in an academic, business or other organisational environment. You will be a change-agent and resource professional for organistations that aim to be part of a sustainable society with guaranteed food supply.
We actively support your efforts to become a bio inspired circular economy expert, innovator entrepreneur, scientist or consultant.
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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Navigation towards personal excellence (competence/personality development)
Theory and Philosophy
Participation in Biomimicry design Challenge Part 2, the units are:
Life cycle analysis
Business Canvas modelling
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesBiology Sustainable Development Environmental Management View 43 other Masters in Sustainable Development in Netherlands
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A relevant bachelor degree
Bachelor programmes that may meet the requirements are:
- Chemistry with Biology minor
- Pharmaceutical sciences
- Biomedical Sciences
- Life sciences
- Natural sciences with Biology minor
- Other relevant science programme
Relevant knowledge, insight and skills
- Basic knowledge of Biology (minimum level 1 bachelor)
- Advanced knowledge (level 3 bachelor) of two or more sub-disciplines in the field of Biology, such as molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, plant biology, animal biology and ecology.
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International20750 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20750 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Utrecht
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.