Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

3rd International BioSC Symposium

Towards an Integrated Bioeconomy

12th-13th November 2018 | Gustav-Stresemann-Institut | Bonn, Germany

Meeting the Grand Societal Challenges and successfully implementing a sustainable bioeconomy requires the contribution of various stakeholders and research disciplines. Basic, applied and industry-oriented research including the natural, agricultural, engineering and economic sciences have to be bundled into a systemic integrative approach. At the 3rd International BioSC Symposium, experts from academia and industry discuss recent results and new developments for a sustainable bioeconomy from different points of view.

 Photos: Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, RWTH Aachen University, Fotolia


External guests and BioSC members present their interdisciplinary projects in the following sessions and complementary poster presentations.

  • Session I: Socioeconomic Perspectives within a Sustainable Bioeconomy
    Socioeconomic analysis of bioeconomical developments (raw materials, processes and products) linked to markets, politics and society, as well as strategies or concepts for a successful implementation of an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable bioeconomy.

  • Session II: Innovations for Plant Production and Resource Management
    Interdisciplinary, sustainable and visionary concepts, that allow for resource-preserving and environmental-friendly enhancement of plant performance, adaptation of quality to the respective utilization pathway and minimization of yield and post-harvest losses.

  • Session III: Green Value Chains ‐ Processes and Products from Biomass
    New value chain concepts, promising products and solutions for the processing of biogenic raw materials, modular (bio-) transformations, downstream processing and integrated biorefinery concepts for the holistic and sustainable utilization of biomass.



Monday, 12th November 2018


Welcome and Introduction



17:30- 18:00




Tuesday, 13th November 2018


SESSION I: Socioeconomic Perspectives within a Sustainable Bioeconomy


Coffee break


SESSION II: Innovations for Plant Production und Resource Management


Poster Lunch


SESSION III: Green Value Chains - Processes and Products from Biomass


Poster Award


Closing Remarks


Get-together with snacks and drinks

Registration is open. Please register until 15th October 2018 using the corresponding following link:

Registration for BioSC members

Registration for external guests

The participation in the conference is free of charge.


The Call for Posters will be opened by the end of May.

The symposium takes place at the conference hotel of Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Langer Grabenweg 68,  53175 Bonn.


We kindly ask participants to book an accomodation in Bonn by themselves. If you need help, please contact the BioSC Office. We have access to a limited hotel room contingent until 17th September.


For further information regarding this conference, please contact the BioSC office via