Nature’s power is life; biotechnology is there to foster that power with qualified professionals.

Students transferring knowledge and skills from academia into the industry is considered an important issue for innovation as well as academic excellence. Since the 2000s, research institutions’ and industries’ role has been changed significantly (OECD, 2007). The phases of career-building today bring out a more complex process than in previous decades. Starting from the literature review, the university-to-work transition is considered a very important step in the future career of graduates, and it requires specific abilities (Santisi et al, 2018). Accordingly, research institutions are aware of the need to be more active with the industry to maximize the use of the research results. However, researchers indicate that there is a misalignment between university learning and workplace practice (Jackson, Fleming and Rowe, 2019).

Building on that, this project aims to create a curriculum by using design thinking that enhances the transition from higher education to the labour market in agricultural biotechnology in connection to recent technological achievements and to develop teaching materials supporting the course delivery designed with flipped learning.