STRIVE is a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It aims at improving the knowledge base for the design of sustainable bioeconomy policies and regulatory frameworks at national and international level.

The project focuses on the sustainability implications of transnational biomass trade, technological innovation, and innovation transfer in selected bioeconomy sectors with an emphasis on major biomass and knowledge producing countries and regions. Impacts of bio-based transformations will be evaluated against relevant sustainability dimensions, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on poverty eradication (1), food security (2), reduced inequality (10), responsible consumption (12), climate action (13), and terrestrial ecosystems (15).

We have adopted an interdisciplinary research approach integrating economics with natural and political science and rely on methods such as, economic modelling, statistical and econometric analysis, life-cycle assessment, technology & innovation management, and qualitative as well as quantitative case studies.

Latest Publications

Tabe-Ojong, M.P. and N. Habiyaremye. 2017. Economic Evaluation of Bioenergy Production from Bio-based plants in Germany: Implications for the bioeconomy? Journal of Sustainable Development, 10 (6): 262-272. – Based on a term paper written in a STRIVE-related MSc-level teaching project.

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Videos about "Land use spillover and leakage effects" Workshop, November 9-10, 2017 in Berlin

In November 2017 Jan Börner gave a presentation about “Bioeconomy spillovers with imperfect environmental policy enforcement” at the workshop “Land use spillover and leakage effects: Towards integrating concepts, empirical methods, and models”. The workshop took place at the Robert Bosch

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Workshop about Africa-EU bioeconomy at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 on April 19, 2018 in Berlin

STRIVE project leader Jan Börner and senior researcher Jan Janosch Förster enagage in interdisciplinary scientific dialogues on the topic of Africa-EU bioeconomy at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018. An interactive workshop on the bioeconomy region of Africa aims to create

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3rd Biodiversity Economy Indaba on March 8-10, 2018 in East London, South Africa

Senior STRIVE researcher Jan Janosch Förster is participating at the 3rd Biodiversity Economy Indaba in East London, South Africa hosted by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs. Find more information on:

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