The International Bioeconomy Conference in Halle/Saale was initiated in 2012 by the ScienceCampus Halle. The event attracted great interest in the region and beyond among participants in the field of bioeconomy. The third conference of its kind 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. The fourth International Bioeconomy Conference will be held on the 7th and 8th May 2015. For the first time it will be organized jointly with the BioEconomy Cluster.