The Biotech Digital Campus joins forces with biotechnology schools and training organizations to develop the talents of tomorrow

09 March, 2021

An unprecedented alliance serving the French bioproduction sector

"Recipient of a Future Investment Program award"

The Biotech Digital Campus is a recipient of the Engineering Action for innovative professional and support training, funded by the Future Investment Program (PIA). Steered by a leading industrial consortium (bioMérieux, Novasep, Sanofi, Servier), it now joins forces with a panel of key players in biotechnology training: EASE, ENSTBB-Bordeaux INP, ESTBB, IFIS, Groupe IMT, MabDesign, Sup’Biotech. These schools and training organizations will support the Campus in developing its educational curricula, including digital training modules, intended for employees in the sector or in retraining, as well as for students and job seekers.

A federated ecosystem to support the development of biotechnology skills

The Biotech Digital Campus aims to federate skills and differentiated knowledge in biotechnology and digital, by increasing collaboration within the sector and by offering a wider ecosystem of outlets dedicated to designing innovative and open educational content around industrial needs. This one-of-a-kind alliance is the result of the various players’ desire to come together with the aim of structuring and supporting the development of biotechnology skills.

“This alliance is unique in the world, and it symbolizes the very essence of the Biotech Digital Campus: A symmetry of attention to support French and European ambitions in bioproduction, for the provision of innovative health solutions accessible to the greatest number of people. The Campus is particularly committed to supporting the nationwide mobilization for youth employment: One youth, one solution” announced Karim Vissandjee, General Manager of the Biotech Digital Campus.

A historic alliance to support France’s ambition: Become a European leader in bioproduction

This digitized Campus will offer training courses with innovative, immersive teaching methods designed to optimize knowledge acquisition and memory anchoring by learners. The schools and training organizations will support the Campus in the development of its curricula, and will thus meet the major challenge of transforming education and training and supporting them with a world of innovation.

“Schools and training organizations are committed to the Digital Biotech Campus, a space for the creation of shared values bringing together players from industry and academia, for the promotion of bioproduction” collectively declared the educational players.

To date, a set of 13 educational pathways covering the entire bioproduction chain have been identified. From the design of the product to its delivery to the patient, the Campus uses various digital tools to emulate the essential elements of production (digital twins, serious games, immersive reality, virtual reality, augmented reality), as well as cognitive approaches supported by artificial intelligence to promote the understanding of processes and the acquisition of professional practices.

The Biotech Digital Campus together with the training organizations and schools will help to prepare professionals and future pharma professionals for the challenges of their professions, and will give them a path to bioproduction.