Since September 2019, the FocusLab Transform2Bio analysed the regional characteristics and strengths of the Rheinische Revier, developed possible transformation paths towards a sustainable bioeconomy and investigated how divergent interests of different social groups can be brought together. On 1 December 2022, the final workshop took place at Forschungszentrum Jülich.more
On 11 November from 7 pm to midnight, RWTH Aachen University opened its doors and presented hands-on science for all generations. The aim of the event is to explain science in a comprehensible way and make it tangible, as well as to liven things up by combining it with music, art and culture.
The Bioeconomy Science Center and the structural change initiative BioökonomieREVIER presented approaches to the bioeconomy at a joint stand using practical examples. Around 5,000 visitors enjoyed accessible explanations of scientific topics during the Night of Science.more
The 7th NRW PhD Day on 20 October 2022 took place in Düsseldorf with around 50 participants from a wide range of disciplines and regional universities. The excellent presentations by the invited speakers gave the PhD students insights into companies, development processes, but also personal career paths and decisions. It became clear how far-reaching the relevance of the topic "Scaling in the bioeconomy," which was the focus of this year's PhD Day, is for science and business.more
On 23 August, the International BioSC Symposium was held as a face-to-face event for the first time since 2019. Four lecture sessions with national and international speakers covered a broad spectrum of integrated bioeconomy research.more
The BioSC organized the International Forum "Bioeconomy - a multidimensional concept in a world of change" on August 22, 2022 at the Bonner Universitätsforum on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Patermann, the "father" of the bioeconomy.more
The „Transformation Monitor of the Bioeconomy 2022“ (in German), published on August 12, 2022, presents societal perspectives on the bioeconomy. The focus is on the opportunities and challenges of the transformation to a sustainable bioeconomy for various social groups, particularly in the Rheinische Revier region. The brochure bundles results from the BioSC FocusLab Transform2Bio, which is headed by Prof. Dr. Sandra Venghaus.more