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According to UNO estimations, the world population is going to increase significantly from at present 7 billion to more than9 billion people by 2050. Simultaneously, the available agricultural area and grassland will decrease rapidly due to climate changes and soil degradation and fossil fuels will be exhausted in the foreseeable future. For these reasons, humankind will be confronted with great challenges and has to change its dealing with natural resources. Existing biological resources must be used by innovative processes more sustainably than before. Bioeconomy can significantly contribute to meeting these challenges. The basics of bioeconomy are the biotechnological research and the resulting innovations in the agricultural economy and the manufacturing sectors and all related services, which develop, produce and process or otherwise use the biological resources (plants, animals, microorganisms).

Plants are the central column of the bioeconomy, as they are the basis of all life. Photosynthesis provides the material basis on which our society is built on. Even today, we do not only depend on plants for our food and nourishment, but plants also provide the raw material for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries and are used as fuel.

The plant-based bioeconomy is one of the key industries of the 21st Century to secure the future provision of food, feed and renewable resources and to overcome the dependence on fossil fuels. The ScienceCampus Halle - plant-based bioeconomy (WCH) unites leading experts in the field of plant science, agricultural, economic and social sciences in order to meet these social challenges of our time.

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10th International Bioeconomy Conference

CliMetabolomics is a Franco-German Research Workshop that aims to better understand the plasticity of plants and to develop sustainable plants adapted to climate change.

CliMetabolomics lasts two weeks in France (20th-24th June 2022) and in Germany (20th-23th September 2022). It consists of seminars, discussions and many practical courses. It is open to PhD students, post-docs and scientists who conduct research on plant metabolomics and who are interested in sustainability in the context of climate change.

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Synopsis of the status quo of the bioeconomy and its future developments Representatives from business, science, civil society and politics show how the bioeconomy faces global issues of the future. The ScienceCampus wrote the chapter "Plant-Based Bioeconomy" that deals with innovations, future visions and conflicting goals.

BIOECONOMY- never heard of it? Onboard the MS Wissenschaft (Motorship Science), we will give you an insight into this sustainable form of economic activity, which relies on renewable resources. The exhibition is all about microorganisms and raw material cycles, new agents from nature, food of the future, and political and social questions that arise on the way to a bio-based economy. Various exhibits from science and research invite visitors to discover, try out and join in. The ScienceCampus Halle is represented with two exhibits. Interested visitors can see a video about research focusing on the adaptation of cultivated plants to changing environmental influences. They will discover the modern phenotyping facility of the Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben. On the other hand, the debate about green genetic engineering is addressed in a fun way at another WCH exhibit.

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National Research Strategy BioEconomy 2030

Spitzencluster BioEconomy

European Commission

The International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research

EuropaBio - the European Association for BioIndustries

Cooperations of the Leibniz Association with universities

FACCE JPI  - Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

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