Brabant is part of 'Biobased Delta’. Within this structure entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes and government agencies strengthen the front runner position of the region in the biobased industry. This area stands for collaboration between and integration of technologically advanced farmers, the presence of agrifood companies, large chemical players, the presence of brand owners, a large number of innovative SME’s, renowned knowledge institutes, educational institutions, pilot and demonstration plants, and supporting governments. The Biobased Delta focus areas are green raw materials, green building blocks and sustainable process technology.
The region offers a qualified biobased workforce of approximately 25,000 people. Around 1,000 higher vocational students, specialized in biobased, graduate every year. The Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy (CoE BBE) focusses on education, research and knowledge in the biobased industry, and is part of Avans University of Applied Sciences. Senior secondary vocational institutions are also actively engaged. ROC West-Brabant, for example, has developed a Centre for Innovative Craftsmanship (CIV) for the biobased economy.