The 6th International Bioeconomy Conference will be organised by the ScienceCampus Halle and the Leading-Edge Cluster BioEconomy in Halle on 10 - 11 May 2017. The motto this year is “Circular Bioeconomy. Bio meets Economy – Science meets Industry”. The conference was first held in 2012 and is now regarded as one of the most important bioeconomy events in Germany. 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.
From aromas to networking
This year the programme of events will focus on the topics (1) aromas, fragrances and dietary supplements (2) grains, (3) wood and (4) plant-based oils. The conference has been completely revamped and will now be held at its new venue, the Leopoldina, in collaboration with its partner country France. It will offer special sub-sessions on the model region of Central Germany and a networking dinner at the end of the first day.
The Lunch Lounge will be held for the first time at this year’s conference. Dr Stefan Rauschen from NCP Life Science will discuss European funding opportunities, networking and important stakeholders. A separate registration for this free portion of the programme is required.
The bioeconomy offers countless ways of preserving the climate and environment for future generations using sustainable, knowledge-based economies. A vast number of scientists and entrepreneurs are working on sustainable biobased strategies, methods and products in the areas of plant and food research, agriculture, forestry, innovative materials, and within the chemical, pharmaceutical and energy industries. The International Bioeconomy Conference, organised by the ScienceCampus Halle and the Leading-Edge Cluster BioEconomy, provides these stakeholders with an ideal forum for learning about major developments, discussing innovation and establishing ties to representatives from their industry.
This year’s conference will be held for the first time at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle. The academy was founded as early as 1652 and has been representing German science on international committees since 2008. It issues independent statements on the scientific principles of political and social questions. With around 1,500 members, including outstanding scientists from all over Europe, the Leopoldina has made a commitment to scientific freedom for the good of humanity and as a way of shaping the future.
Common pioneers of the Bioeconomy
The ScienceCampus Halle – plant-based bioeconomy and the Leading Edge Cluster BioEconomy are two associations whose stakeholders are working on the basics of the bio-based economy. Both not only are situated in the German Federal State Saxony-Anhalt, but are direct neighbors on the WeinbergCampus of the city of Halle / Saale. The ScienceCampus mainly is working on a bio-economic basic research for agriculture. In the Leading Edge Cluster BioEconomy industrial partners and research institutions are working on bio-based value chains based on the renewable raw material wood.