Master Industrial BioTechnology for a Bio-Based Economy (BioTechEco)

The international BioTechEco Master in Industrial Biotechnology and Processes for a Bio-Based Economy is a newly conceived master’s degree offering a cross-disciplinary educational program that includes life sciences, chemical and bioprocess engineering, bioethics, sustainability, economics, and environmental regulations.

BioTechEco is a two-year, full-time master’s program entirely taught in English. The program is specifically designed to shape international and French university students into bright, well-prepared professionals specialized in an emerging field. Students receive high-quality teaching delivered by lecturers and researchers from universities ranked among the 300 best institutions in the world (NTU and ARWU rankings, 2020). The curriculum comprises a full semester undertaken abroad in select partner universities in Europe, Asia and the USA, and a 6-month internship at a research laboratory of the university consortium or an industrial company.

BioTechEco master‘s program is included in EUR BIOECO, supported by the French State and managed by the French National Research Agency (ANR) under the Investments for the Future Program (PIA) ANR-18-EURE-0021.

Aims of the program

BioTecEco aims to train its students with cross-disciplinary skills and expertise. A coupled training delivered by both University Faculties and Research Units in Biological and Chemical Sciences and Economics will provide new and unique expertise to students, making them attractive to the emerging bioeconomy market and allowing them to develop new industrial segments.

The added-value and originality of BioTechEco stem from the integration of the master‘s program in a Graduate School of Research in BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR BUILDING A BIO-BASED ECONOMY.

The close ties of the degree with a doctoral program and international scientific competitions will ensure its relevance to research and education centers in Toulouse with innovative pedagogical practices.

This Master is teach by INP - ENSIACET and INSA

Program content

Semester 1

  • Integration package (French language and culture)
  • System biology I, Synthetic biology and Enzyme systems I
  • Biochemical engineering I and Upstream and downstream bioprocessing I
  • Ethical issues I and Bioeconomy I
  • Practical training in research laboratories

Semester 2

  • System biology II, Microbial systems and Upstream and downstream bioprocessing II
  • Bioeconomy II

Semester 3

  • Life cycle assessment and Ethical issues II
  • Biochemical engineering II and Enzyme systems II
  • Entrepreneurial skills and leadership
  • Bioprocess design and Project management
  • Practical courses

Semester 4

  • 6-month internship where students apply their acquired knowledge in a professional setting, either working at an industrial company or at a research laboratory from the university consortium.

Research Institutions & Industrial Partners

Teaching delivered by lecturers and researchers from universities ranked among the 300 best institutions (NTU and ARWU rankings).

Job opportunities

Bright international careers in the emerging field of a sustainable bio-based economy, a growing sector offering new jobs in public or private companies, including green chemistry, health, bioenergy, water and waste treatment, biomaterials, cosmetics, among many others.






Deadline: 15 May



Courses are taught in English



is member of the N+i network
and Campus France


9000/ year
  • (reduction down to 5473 €/year for academic partners, european and selected students)

How to candidate?

Direct application here:
with all the required documents until the May 15th.

For all inquiries, please email: