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2nd International BioSC Symposium „Towards an Integrated Bioeconomy”

The Bioeconomy Science Centre kindly invites you to the 2nd International BioSC Symposium „Towards an Integrated Bioeconomy” at 28th of November 2017 at the Maternushaus in Cologne, Germany. Participants will be international scientific experts from all relevant disciplines, as well as stakeholders from politics and industry. Please register before the 3rd of November, 2017.

Invited external speakers and BioSC members present their interdisciplinary research projects reflecting bioeconomy topics from different points of view in the following sessions and complementary poster presentations. Additionally, for the first time, the recently started BioSC FocusLabs highlight their promising research activities for the integrated bioeconomy in NRW.

  • Session I: Cornerstones of an Integrated Bioeconomy in NRW
    Recently started BioSC FocusLabs highlighting key research activities within the BioSC.
  • Session II: Socioeconomic Perspectives within a Sustainable Bioeconomy
    Socioeconomic analysis of bioeconomical developments (raw materials, processes and products) linked to markets, politics and society, as well as strategies or concepts for a successful implementation of an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable bioeconomy.
  • Session III: Innovations for Plant Production and Resource Management
    Interdisciplinary, sustainable and visionary concepts, that allow for resource-preserving and environmental-friendly enhancement of plant performance, adaptation of quality to the respective utilization pathway and minimization of yield and post-harvest losses.
  • Session IV: Green Value Chains ‐ Processes and Products from Biomass
    New value chain concepts, promising products and solutions for the processing of biogenic raw materials, modular (bio-) transformations, downstream processing and integrated biorefinery concepts for the holistic and sustainable utilization of biomass.
  • Poster-Session
    You are kindly invited to submit poster abstracts. The Call for Poster Abstracts is attached to this email or can be found on our website ( ).

Registration is open!
Please register before the 3rd of November, 2017 via the following link:

For more information please have a look on our website ( ) or contact the BioSC office via