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First European Summer School on Bio-based Composites

The European Summer School on Bio-based Composites (ESBBC) is a unique event in Europe for master students, PhD students and young researchers working on bio-based composites wishing to learn, exchange experience and technical information on this multidisciplinary scientific field.

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Research on bio-based composites has developed at national and international levels during the last decades. Several European projects focused on bio-based composites are currently funded via H2020, Interreg or Era-NET. In this context, ESBBC aims at creating a critical mass and momentum about this important research topic by gathering the main academic and technical players around a new Summer School completely dedicated to the field of bio-based composites and their development.

This first edition is organised under the auspices of the European projects SSUCHY, FLOWER, NETFIB and FiberNet  and hosted by the FEMTO-ST Institute at the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon, France.

The event will cover three main topics:

  1. Testing
  2. Manufacturing, design and durability
  3. End of Life management, sustainability assessment, circular bioeconomy

Highlights and Provisonal Programme

  • Keynote lectures given by European experts
  • Lectures & hands-on tutorials
  • Presentation of European projects associated with ESBBC
  • Flash presentations from selected student attendees
  • Workshop dedicated to scientific journal writing
  • Social events (for onsite participants)


The summer school will run from the 6th to 8th of July 2021 in a hybrid format:

Onsite (Besançon, France): Limited number of participants (PhD students and early-career researchers) who will be selected by the Scientific Committee from the abstracts received.
The selected young researchers will have the opportunity to present their work during a dedicated "Flash presentations session" and compete for the Best flash presentation Award
More information about the application process on the dedicated webpage "Application" (deadline 31/03/2021).

Online: Unlimited number of participants, no selection process.

Registration for all participants will open on 15/04/2021.