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.

 Potos: Fotolia


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 15 October 2019 (prolonged!).

 

PROGRAMME - DRAFT

Montay, 18th November 2019

10:00

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

10:15

KEYNOTE LECTURES

Opportunities for a sustainable economy from renewable resources
Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

N.N.

11:15

Poster Session

12:15

Lunch

13:15

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

Generating new business-model insights through user-centered approaches
Dr. Michael Wustmans, University of Bonn / BioSC

Insight into entrepreneurial opportunity recognition
Dr. Rainer Harms, University of Twente

User-centered design and creative prototyping as means towards responsible and sustainable technology design
Dr. Tiina Kymäläinen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Espoo

World Café

Session Chair: Dr. Chad M. Baum, University of Bonn / BioSC

15:15

Poster Session

16:30

Session II: Innovative concepts for green value chains

Novel lignocellulosic value chains – Sustainable solutions for a developing bioeconomy
Dr. Moritz Wagner, University of Hohenheim

The role of shared pilot facilities in the development of green value chains
Dr. Karel De Winter, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Ghent

The moment durable plastics became too durable for this world
Dr. Stefaan De Wildeman, University of Maastricht / b4plastics, Maasmechelen

Pseudomonas biotechnology: Fom biorefinery to high-value products
Dr. Nina Ihling, RWTH Aachen University / BioSC
Dr. Anita Loeschcke, HHU Düsseldorf / BioSC

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Dörte Rother, RWTH Aachen University / Forschungszentrum Jülich / BioSC

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 North Rhine-Westphalia

PhenoRob – Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production
Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss, University of Bonn

CEPLAS: Cluster of Excellence of Plant Sciences
Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber, HHU Düsseldorf / BioSC

The Fuel Science Center
Bastian Lehrheuer, RWTH Aachen University

10:30

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

The Bioeconomy Transformation of the Rheinische Revier – Stakeholders and their Discourses
Dr. Sandra Venghaus, Forschungszentrum Jülich / BioSC

Transforming the society by the implementation of bioeconomy through textiles materials, processes and products
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries, RWTH Aachen University / BioSC

Raw material change in the plastic industry – Thermoplastic materials based on renewable resources from TECNARO
Dr. Michael Schweizer, TECNARO GmbH, Ilsfeld

The concept of a rural bioeconomy – analysis and assessment of exemplary value chains
Johannes Rupp, Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin

Session Chair: Dr. Christian Klar, Forschungszentrum Jülich / Modellregion BioökonomieREVIER Rheinland / BioSC

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.