• 07.-08.10.

    Mentalities in flux (flumen)

    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 the bioeconomy and economic growth from a multidisciplinary and global perspective. We want to foster an exchange between debates on the ecological and social implications of the bioeconomy and critical debates on sustainable growth, green growth and degrowth.

    Venue: Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

  • 21.-22.09.


    Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference 2020 in Freiburg, Germany

    Hosted by the Chair of Societal Transition and Circular Economy, University of Freiburg
    Determining the implications of circular economy initiatives on the environment and human wellbeing is essential for successful policy development and monitoring. While technical and business aspects of circular economy initiatives receive growing attention, perspectives on power struggles, socioecological justice and trade-offs in implementation are underdeveloped.

    This conference calls for contributions from all disciplines that critically explore prospects, potentials, and limitations of circular economy initiatives for social justice and environmental sustainability. 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 Leipzig to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Leipzig startup ecosystem on Thursday May 28th:

  • 12.05.


    Virtual presentation at the Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

    Milad Abbasiharofteh gave a virtual presentation at the Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung, ZEW webinar series on May 12th entitled: “To bridge or not to bridge, that is the question”

  • 05.03.


    SALON Global Agriculture in Berlin

    On the 5th of March, Frans Hermans gave a presentation entitled “Zielkonflikte in der pflanzenbasierten Bioökonomie und der Beitrag der sozioökonomischen Forschung” at the Dutch embassy in Berlin during the SALON Global Agriculture: „Impulse für die pflanzenbasierte Bioökonomie – Fokus Photosynthese“:

  • 18.02.


    DZHW colloquium on scientific collaboration in Berlin

    Milad Abbasiharofteh was invited to deliver a talk at the DZHW (German Centre for Higher Education and Science Studies in Berlin) on ‘The driving forces of collaboration and atypical inventions in biotech: evidence from the Berlin biotech cluster and the European co-inventorship network’. In this talk, Milad will talk about his research on the biotech sector at different levels.