During the Inception Phase, documents and workplans have been created for future progress. In January, the Project Board had its first meeting virtually to approve these documents. The Board is a decision-making body, in which each partner HEI has nominated a high-level member of their managerial staff. The Board approves of project workplans and reports and is highly involved in eventual educational reformations in bio-entrepreneurship teaching.
The first Board meeting was chaired by Dr Annukka Pakarinen, Director Research and Development School of Bioeconomy at Häme University of Applied Sciences, Finland. The chairperson will change on a rotational basis, and Prof Kavwanga Yambayamba from Mulungushi University, Zambia, was selected to continue as Chair for the rest of 2021.