Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

6th BioSC Spotlight
"Bioeconomy perspectives for a sustainable agriculture"

9th July 2019 | 10:00 am - 04:30 pm | Restaurant Indemann 1 | 52459 Inden


Within the framework of the structural change in the Rhineland region, bioeconomy was identified as a future field with high value-added and employment potential. The basis for the implementation of a sustainable and regional bioeconomy is agriculture, which in this context will gain in importance for the production of food and feed as well as biomass for further (material) applications. At the same time, the pressure to adapt to traditional agricultural production systems is growing due to external processes such as climate change, digitalisation, rural exodus, new competitors, changing consumer habits and demographic changes. All this raises questions about possible future scenarios for sustainable agriculture.

How should farmers deal with these developments? How can the bioeconomy change agricultural systems to increase value creation and sustainability? Which innovations and trends are really relevant? What are future business models?

Within the BioSC Spotlight series of events, selected bioeconomy-relevant topics are examined and discussed jointly by scientists from the BioSC and external experts. The currently planned BioSC Spotlight will be the starting point for i) discussing current trends in bioeconomy research with regional actors in the Rhine region, ii) identifying key innovations for regional implementation, iii) improving cooperation between actors in the agricultural sector according to a multi-actor approach and iv) informing BioSC researchers about regional challenges and promoting the development of solutions.

On the basis of examples (technologies, concepts, business models etc.) from science and practice, promising projects/approaches with realistic future potential and value creation perspectives are presented and discussed. The focus will be on actors from science, agriculture, industry and politics. The results of this BioSC Spotlight will be used for the development of a regional bioeconomy strategy for the Rhineland region.

The event takes place in cooperation with the project  Modellregion BioökonomieREVIER Rheinland.

Registration is closed.

The event will be held in German. Please find more information on our German homepage.