Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

4th International BioSC Symposium

Towards an Integrated Bioeconomy

18th-19th November 2019 | Maternushaus | Cologne

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 4th International BioSC Symposium, experts from academia and industry discuss recent results and new developments for a sustainable bioeconomy from different points of view.

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

 

  • Session I: User experience and user-centered design methods in the bioeconomy
    How and when should future users of technology be involved during its development? How can a more efficient communication between stakeholders and a sufficient information base about potential applications be built up?

 

  • Session II: Innovative concepts for green value chains
    How do future concepts for the processing of biogenic raw materials, downstream processing and integrated biorefinery look like? How can we realize resource‑preserving and environmental-friendly enhancement of plant performance?

 

  • Session III: BioSC meets friends: Excellence clusters in NRW
    What would the excellence cluster like to achieve and who would they like to reach? What are their perspectives for future times and a sustainable bioeconomy?

 

  • Session IV: (Regional) Implementation of the bioeconomy: Concepts, products, best practice examples
    How can the bioeconomy be implemented in the near future? Which concepts were already or are being realized for the implementation of regional bioeconomy pathways and what is their benefit? Are these approaches suitable for other regions?

 

The Call for Poster Abstracts is open until 6 October 2019.

 

PROGRAMME - DRAFT

Montay, 18th November 2019

10:00

Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr, Forschungszentrum Jülich / BioSC

10:15

KEYNOTE LECTURES

11:15

Poster Session

12:15

Lunch

13:15

Session I: User experience and user-centered design methods in the bioeconomy

15:15

Poster Session

16:30

Session II: Innovative concepts for green value chains

18:30

Poster award

19:00

Conference dinner

Tuesday, 19th November 2019

09:00

KEYNOTE LECTURE

09:30

Session III: BioSC meets friends: Excellence clusters in NRW

10:30

Session IV: (Regional) Implementation of the bioeconomy: Concepts, products, best practice examples

12:00

Closing Remarks
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr, Forschungszentrum Jülich / BioSC

12:15

Lunch


Registration
is open until 21 October 2019. Please use one of the following links to register .

Registration for external guests

Registration for BioSC members


Location:
The symposium takes place at the conference hotel of the Maternushaus, Kardinal-Frings-Straße 1, 50668 Cologne.

Accomodation:
We kindly ask participants to book an accomodation in Cologne by themselves.

Contact:
For further information regarding this conference, please contact the BioSC office via biosc@fz-juelich.de.