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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.

Numerous countries have developed Bioeconomy Strategies at national and subnational levels, often in collaboration with private and civil society actors. Social Science can help us (1) understand how and why bioeconomic transformation occurs, (2) assess challenges and opportunities involved in implementing the Bioeconomy, and (3) identify related needs for action across the whole range of societal actors.

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. For detailed information please also visit our individual project websites.

We welcome feedback and opportunities to discuss about Bioeconomy and its role in and implications for societal change.