On 10 November the BioSC was presented at the yearly RWTH Aachen Science Night. Prof. Björn Usadel gave a lecture entitled “Bioeconomy – Sustainable use of limited resources”. He outlined how bioeconomy can contribute solutions to the global challenges of the 21st century and introduced the main research areas of the BioSC. At the BioSC exhibition stand, fluorescing leaves and cell cultures illustrated innovative approaches for plant protection, efficient plant nutrition and reduction of post-harvest losses. Children had the opportunity to answer one of six questions in the frame of the “RWTH Science Chase”. The lecture as well as the stand had many visitors and got positive feedback.