Biobased research and industry met at June 7th and 8th 2018 to exchange approaches and perspectives within the field of bioeconomy. The BioEconomy Conference took place the 7th time and was held the second time on the premises of Leopoldina - National Academy of Science in Halle. With more than 200 participants, a new record was set. Partner region 2018 was Scandinavia. Further, new in 2018 was the BMBF-Session "Research Highlights funded by the BMBF" where numerous innovative projects were presented and discussed.
New approaches in the bioeconomy and findings in the area of the circular bioeconomy were the topics of discussion by around 160 participants at the 6th International Bioeconomy Conference held on May 10 and 11, 2017 in Halle an der Saale. The conference organizers, the ScienceCampus Halle and the Leading Edge Cluster BioEconomy, held the event for the first time at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Special guest of honor was Dr. Christian Patermann, who opened the conference on May 10.
Patermann has played a leading role in advancing research into the bioeconomy through his many years of work dedicated to sustainable land use and food supply, as well as his tireless efforts as the former director of the European Commission. The “father” of the European bioeconomy was overjoyed by the well-attended conference, with 160 participants, and the new venue, which he called “The White House of Science”.
International experts from business and science met in Halle (Saale) at the fifth International Bioeconomy Conference on the 1st and 2nd of June 2016. They discussed the pre-requisites and opportunities for changing to biobased resources as the basis of a climate-neutral, biobased economy. In addition to biorefinery concepts and value chains, conference topics included socioeconomic aspects, as well as the stress tolerance and productivity of plants. The specific regional approaches being used in the model region of Saxony-Anhalt and Central Germany were presented for the first time in their own sub-sessions. The conference was organized by the ScienceCampus Halle - Plant-based Bioeconomy (WCH) and the BioEconomy Cluster.
The fourth International Bioeconomy Conference was held on May 7 – 8, 2015 in Halle (Saale). It was organized by the ScienceCampus Halle – Plant-based Bioeconomy and the BioEconomy Cluster, a Leading-Edge Cluster of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. More than 180 international experts in science, politics and the economy discussed the conditions and opportunities surrounding the transition away from petroleum towards renewable, bio-based raw materials. The conference at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) demonstrated the key role the bioeconomy will play in Saxony-Anhalt’s future. Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, Minister of Agriculture and the Environment: “The bioeconomy provides new markets and opportunities for growth, which we would like to take advantage of.”
The third International Bioeconomy Conference took place on the 22nd and 23rd May 2014 under the motto "Science Meets Industry – Bio Meets Economy". Renowned experts from academia and industry got together in the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development and Transition Economics (IAMO) and exchanged the latest results in the field of bioeconomy. The conference has thereby provided an excellent opportunity to make new contacts with colleagues in this important field of research. Up to 200 participants attended the conference.