Utrecht University

Bio Inspired Innovation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18201
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Bio inspired design and science are used for innovations that support a transition to a sustainable, circular economy. The Master’s programme Bio Inspired Innovation (BII) from Utrecht University offers a unique blend of knowledge and skill training that will support the search for and development of circular business-models and bio inspired research & innovations.

Nature evolves solutions for the societal challenges we face today. Many birds and butterfly species for example, like peacocks, use light-interacting structures to produce colours and patterns. With the discovery of this biotechnology, scientists and engineers have been able to produce colour through structure. BII is aimed at students with a Bachelor’s degree in Science who want to innovate services, products and production systems, and are interested in using bio inspired design and science. You can become the biologist at the design table and facilitate innovations that take their lessons from nature. You will become a professional that contributes to the transition to a circular economy with Bio Inspired Innovations.

This Master’s programme 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. In the first year you will be part of an advanced research environment linking to your area of expertise (major research project). You learn to set up and execute research and discuss and report its outcomes. Moreover you will start to explore and learn about multi-disciplinary innovation, collaborative business modelling and design. You will attend seminars and workshops, some of which you will organise yourself, that allow you to prepare yourself for the second year.

In the second year you will get in depth knowledge of Biomimicry and other design and innovation methods through courses and an internship.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • New Business Models for a Circular Economy
  • Actor-Network Analysis
  • Revive Lab
  • Ecological Performance Indicators
  • Full Biomimicry Design Cycle
  • How to Write a Road-Map for Valorisation
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • You have a University bachelor degree (equivalent of a Dutch University Bachelor’s degree) in: Biology; Chemistry; Pharmaceutical sciences; Biomedical Sciences; Life sciences; Natural sciences;
  • other relevant science programme.
  • You can demonstrate a basic knowledge in the field of Biology, in depth knowledge and insight in in the field of life and/or natural sciences; Basic knowledge in biostatistics.
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18201 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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