Innovation Biocamp

Date: 23rd–28th July

Price: Free of charge to successful applicants

Venue: Hawkhills

Address: Easingwold, North Yorkshire, UK

€7000 worth of fully funded, specialist training for your business. New, high-growth, bio-based businesses benefit from an intensive, week-long course giving them the tools they need to commercialise their idea and their company. Includes follow on coaching for a year after the workshop. This biocamp is part of the EU-funded project BioBase4SME. FULLY BOOKED

This course is sold out but we plan to run it again next year.

How you will benefit:

  • 1-1 mentoring sessions with successful business leaders and investors
  • masterclasses from experts in finance, regulation, risk and opportunity
  • live pitch to a panel of specialist investors, active in the sector
  • peer-to-peer learning and networking with bio-based companies from across NW Europe

What you will learn:

  • how to analyse your value proposition and develop your business model
  • identifying and securing your customers and other people you need to grow
  • how to address operations, intellectual property and risk management
  • communicating effectively with your investors, customers and suppliers

What is included:

Who the course is for:

New, innovative companies and start-ups working in the bioeconomy which are based in the Interreg North West Europe area:


Overview of the training programme

Each session will start with a lecture from an expert in a key aspect of business growth followed by a group exercise mediated by an experienced facilitator.  You will then apply the learning from the session to your own company.  Complementing this core activity will be a programme of keynote speakers on different aspects of commercial endeavour in the bioeconomy, interactive games to learn networking skills and control of cash flow, and individual mentoring sessions with experienced business leaders. The final day of the training will involve a pitch to a panel of specialist investors who will not only give you valuable feedback but may invest in your company. A PDF of the schedule, along with speaker biographies can be downloaded below.