Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
The bioeconomy is last but not least an economy – this is what this newsletter is about in several aspects. At the 5th BioSC Spotlight “Moving the BioEconomy from Mind to Market“, discussion focused on which factors are decisive in determining whether innovations actually reach the market. At the 20th BioSC lecture, Prof. Dr. Thomas Brück (TU Munich) underlined that scientific questions must lead to economic opportunities for a successful implementation of bioeconomy and presented impressive examples. In addition, the bioeconomy can be an opportunity to carry out the structural change caused by fossil-fuel phase-out in the Rhenish lignite mining region.
We also look back at the 10th “Bio-refined” conference at Fraunhofer UMSICHT; the theme "New ways to use biogenic resources?" represented a return to the focus of the first conference in 2003. In addition, we present a series of new BioSC projects: Five new SEED FUND 2.0 projects that started at the end of 2018 and four interdisciplinary PhD projects.
We wish you an interesting read!