The BIO-Save methods relate to:

  • Digital design and cloud technology;
  • Testing and implementation of innovative practices in biotechnology;
  • Novel skills in information technology including 3D interactive education images;
  • Use of new materials and products;
  • Managing new solutions for recognition and validation of the knowledge, skills and competences acquired via EQF/NQF/HE instruments;
  • Building of pilot training skills and green competency in the European Higher Education Area;
  • Promotion of cooperation among regional authorities for efficient education.

The BIO-Save approach provides training in:

  • Modern sustainable technologies in biotechnology – 3D-printing, genomics, nanotechnology and synthetic biology.
  • Specific skills for handling new advanced biotech technologies.
  • Risks posed by modern biotechnology.
  • The new eco-friendly green use of agro-chemicals which reduce pesticides through the deployment of genes conferring resistance or tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • Assessment and monitoring of eco-friendly technologies in addressing climate change.

The BIO-Save innovative differentiators involve:

  • Blending of different learning tools.
  • Creation of “formal” hard-skill courses and resources involving the university and the business sector.
  • Hosting peer-to-peer learning opportunities, such as the “action learning” approach.
  • Offering online support, a learning programme, a hub of cloud-based digital resources.
  • Organising events across the EU to address the new opportunities for networking.
  • Developing a creativity-led web-based application as the basis for a diagnostic tool kit, a repository of learning objects, and provision of personalised learning.