Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Online / 16.01.2019 - 06.03.2019

CrossBEE - Massive Open Online Course "Biobased products for a sustainable (bio)economy"

Have you ever asked what “biobased” means or wondered about the key aspects in developing and commercializing biobased products? This course will answer those questions and more; highlighting the opportunities, hurdles, and driving forces of the bioeconomy. The course describes the different types of biomass, the methods of refinery and typical conversion technologies used for biobased products. You'll also engage in a study of the practical and real-life examples emerging in the market: biopolymers, bioenergy, bioflavours, and biosurfactants.


Berlin / 21.01.2019

Farm & Food 4.0 - digital impact along the value chain

Farm & Food 4.0 - The leading european conference for digitalization in the agriculture and food business

Farm & Food 4.0 brings together influential stakeholders and decision-makers on the topic of digitalization of the agriculture and food industry since 2016. Due to its international and holistic focus the convention offers orientation and knowledge transfer in light of the rapid digital development and indicates common problem-solving strategies. Therefore Farm & Food 4.0 establishes a network for digital transformation in agriculture and nutrition in Europe.


Bonn / 04.02.2019

5th BioSC Spotlight "Moving the BioEconomy from Mind to Market"

The bioeconomy is a broad field that comprises many important fields of natural science research, from agricultural sciences over biotechnology to medicinal applications. Research in this area is important to build the knowledge basis for future upcoming key enabling technologies that foster the transition towards a sustainable and successful bio-based economy.


Torino, Italy / 12.02.2019

Emphasis on the International Year of Plant Health


Join us for the final conference of Horizon 2020 EMPHASIS project, hosted by the University of Torino!

EMPHASIS (Effective Management of Pests and Harmful Alien Species – Integrated Solutions) is a Research and Innovation Action funded by the European Union under the H2020 Framework Programme, which addresses native and alien threats (insects, pathogens and weeds) in both agricultural and natural ecosystems (field and protected crops, orchards, ornamental plants and forests).


Forschungszentrum Jülich / 13.03.2019

20th BioSC Lecture

“Towards a climate effective bioeconomy – Using precision synthetic biotechnology tools for conversion of CO2 an chemically complex biomass”

Prof. Dr. Thomas Brück, Technical University of Munich

March 13, 2019

9:30-11:00 h

Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-2, Room 406


Gatersleben, Germany / 18.03.2019 - 20.03.2019

15th Gatersleben Research Conference - on Applied Bioinformatics in Crops

The 15th Gatersleben Research Conference (#GRC2019) on Applied Bioinformatics in Crops takes place 18 – 20 March 2019 at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben, Germany. This conference will be of interest to Life Scientists, Bioinformaticians, Computer Scientists, Systems Biologists, Synthetic Biologists and others working or interested in the developing area of Applied Bioinformatics for crops.

Topics of interests:

Image-Based Data Analyses and Data Visualization
Distributed Computing, Tools and Infrastructures
Systems Biology and Modeling
Biodiversity and Information Systems
Breeding Informatics


Munich / 20.03.2019 - 21.03.2019

Global Food Summit 2019

Milk without cows, egg white without chicken, meat without cattle and vegetables without arable land – the agriculture of the future will not happen in stables, or fields but in urban food laboratories right in the heart of our cities. Powered by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global metropolises have become the crucial turbine rooms of the knowledge-based society and therefore our knowledge-based economy. Cities attract young, highly specialised professionals as well as investors. Will the future food production follow this trend and move its focus from the countryside to cities?


Papenburg / 20.03.2019 - 21.03.2019

ECOinnovations from biomass

The meeting "Öko-Innovationen mit Biomasse" is being held for the sixth time. Over 40 speaker from 10 Nations are expected.


Würzburg / 09.04.2019 - 10.04.2019

German Biotech Days

The 2019 German Biotech Days (DBT) will take place on 9 and 10 April in Würzburg. The conference is co-organised by BIO Deutschland and the Council of German BioRegions. The DBT are a meeting place for more than 850 representatives from the worlds of business, science and government, including partners from funding institutions and public administration. 


Weimar / 08.05.2019 - 09.05.2019

BioMAT 2019: European Symposium & Exhibition on Biomaterials and Related Areas

Based on the huge success of the previous four Euro BioMAT Symposia 2011 in Jena and in 2013, 2015 and 2017 in Weimar this international conference will be held every two years in the Jena-Weimar region. The symposium Euro BioMAT 2019, 08.-09. May 2019, addresses the growing interest of science and industry in the different aspects of the creation, characterization, testing and application of bio-materials and closely related areas. he organizers at the DGM feel a need to serve the European bio-materials community beyond other European and world biomaterials congresses with a compact two-day meeting which brings together fascinating science and stimulating people in a delightful setting in historic Weimar in the very heart of Europe.


Darmstadt / 13.05.2019

SynBio World Cafe

Synthetic Biology holds the promise to be a driving force for the advancement of the bioeconomy. In the not so distant future, SynBio applications are predicted to be part of our everyday life; from the energy we use, to the food we eat and even the beauty products we apply. The potential benefits of SynBio are huge - but so are the challenges. The SynBio World Cafe is being co-organized by CompuGene and GASB to tackle those challenges.


Halle/Saale / 13.05.2019 - 14.05.2019

8th International Bioeconomy Conference

The ScienceCampus Halle and the Leading-Edge Cluster BioEconomy cordially invite you to the 8th International Bioeconomy Conference in Halle on 13 - 14 May 2019. The motto this year is “Bio meets Economy – Science meets Industry”. Every year it brings together internationally renowned representatives of science and industry to discuss the latest research findings, innovations and current developments on the market. 


Aachen, Germany / 13.05.2019 - 15.05.2019

Fuel Science: From Production to Propulsion

7th International Conference of the Cluster of Excellence

The International Conference of the Cluster of Excellence The Fuel Science Center will take place in the Eurogress in Aachen, already held for the 7th time. Scientists from all over the world are expected in Aachen during these days to present and discuss their latest results in the field of fuel development.

In the last years, the conference has shown well the interdisciplinary work of the last Cluster of Excellence Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass. And yet again, the program covers a wide range of contributions from various disciplines.



Cologne / 15.05.2019 - 16.05.2019

12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials

Despite the harsh environment, a few innovative companies find markets for their new bio-based building blocks, chemicals and polymers. We will introduce you to the technology leaders our planet needs for a sustainable future.


Lyon / 22.05.2019 - 24.05.2019

Plant Based Summit

The focus of the PBS 2019 Conference is to stimulate biobased products development through a market driven approach. In 2019, the Plant Based Summit program will particularly address the markets of home and personal care, pharmaceuticals, construction, packaging, transportation, coating, adhesives, as well as a dedicated cross-market stream on biobased solutions for infants and kids (toys, cosmetics, etc.).


Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany / 11.06.2019

21st BioSC Lecture: Prof. Dr. ir. Erik Meers

Prof. Dr. ir. Erik Meers from the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering and Department of Green Chemitry & Technology of the Ghent University gives the 21st BioSC Lecture at the Forschungszentrum Jülich on the 11th of June 2019 at 10 o`clock.


Aarhus, Denmark / 25.06.2019 - 27.06.2019

Circular Bioeconomy Days

The transition to circular bioeconomy has enormous industrial potential and significant benefits for the environment, climate and a sustainable society. How can companies and agriculture enter into a circular bioeconomy, and how do we ensure that its further development will be of value to industry and society? These questions are the focal points of the conference Circular Bioeconomy Days 2019, to be held from 25 to 27 June 2019 at Aarhus University in Foulum.


Jülich, Deutschland / 07.07.2019

Open day 2019

On Sunday, 7 July 2019, Forschungszentrum Jülich will be opening its doors and looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors. From 10:00 to 17:00, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to explore the campus, get a taste of the research conducted here, and talk to the scientists.


Am Indemann Inden (Germany) / 09.07.2019

6th Spotlight: Bioeconomy - Perspectives for a (regional) Sustainable Agriculture

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.