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Bioeconomy involves the use of biological resources, products, and principles in all economic sectors. Bioeconomic societal transformation is frequently proposed as a potential pathway to achieve sustainable development.

This webpage is maintained by social science oriented junior research groups supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the Program „Bioeconomy and Societal Change“. It aims at sharing research results and at informing about ongoing research activities and related events.

Latest news

  • 28.05.

    Field research at the Bazancourt-Pomacle biocluster near Reims, France

    In January 2020, David Ayrapetyan conducted a field research at the Bazancourt-P ...  more

  • 27.04.

    Presentation (online, in German): „China is turning the economic engines back on“ by Fabricio Rodríguez

    The daily life practices of societ ...  more

  • 21.04.

    Condemned to circularity: Thailand’s bioplastic industry development

    First set of results from field research summarized by STRIVE researcher Jan Jan ...  more

Latest publications

  • Introducing a Multiscalar Framework for Biocluster Research: A Meta-Analysis

    Ayrapetyan, D., & Hermans, F. 2020. Introducing a Multiscalar Framework fo ...  more

  • Endogenous effects and cluster transition: a conceptual framework for cluster policy

    Abbasiharofteh, M. 2020. Endogenous effects and cluster transition ...  more

  • Spatially-explicit footprints of agricultural commodities: mapping carbon emissions embodied in Brazil’s soy exports

    Escobar, N., Tizado, E.J., zu Er ...  more

Latest events

  • 07.-08.10.

    Workshop about the future of growth and the promise of the bioeconomy in Jena, Germany

    The aim of the workshop is to discuss the relationships between ... more

  • 21.-22.09.

    Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference 2020 in Freiburg, Germany

    Hosted by the Chair of Societal Transition and Circular Economy, University of ... more

  • 28.05.

    Opening panel of the ’start-up safari‘ in Leipzig

    Kerstin Wilde will be on the opening panel of the ‘start-up safari’ of the city of Le ...