Education and training


Education and training relate not only to the integration of biological knowledge into existing technology, but also a detailed communication and dissemination plan that also aims to achieve the transition to the circular bioeconomy at a social level.

In this context, SPRING promotes initiatives linked also to the educational system, according to an educational paradigm that allows the acquisition of a series of additional, transversal skills in terms of approaches, knowledge and soft skills, through insertion projects and pilot actions in the green jobs sector, exploiting the professionalism and expertise already established in the territories to favour the widespread growth of a common ground of culture on the bioeconomy.

SPRING is among the institutions that, ever since the first edition, have given their endorsement to the Second Level Inter-University Master's Programme – Bioeconomy in the Circular Economy (BIOCIRCE). Promoted by the University of Milan Bicocca, the University of Naples Federico II, the University of Turin and the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, and with collaboration from non-academic partners, BIOCIRCE is the first Master’s programme aiming to train professional figures specialised in the bioeconomy, in line with European and global policies.

The Cluster also participates in ICESP – the Italian Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform – a circular economy platform launched by ENEA at the Italian level, taking part in Working Group 1: “Research and Eco-Innovation, Knowledge Dissemination and Training” and in the “Skills and Training” subgroup.