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

Dietz, T., Börner, J., Förster, J.J. and J. von Braun. 2018. Governance of the bioeconomy: A global comparative study of national bioeconomy strategies. ZEF Discussion Paper 264. Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn.

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13th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management (WICaNeM) on July 2-3, 2018 in Ancona, Italy

Natalie Laibach will present her research on the 13th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management (WICaNeM) Conference on “Sustainability and Innovation in Chains and Network” in Ancona (Italy) from 2 to 3 July 2018. As a part of

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EURAM Conference on June 19-22, 2018 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Natalie Laibach will be attending the Annual European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference on “Accelerating Knowledge Creation in Management” which will take place in Reykjavik (Iceland) from 19 to 22 June 2018. The goal of the conference is to exchange

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21st Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, June 13-15, 2018 in Colombia

Neus Escobar will be attending the 21st Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis on “Framing the future through the Sustainable Development Goals” which will take place in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) from 13 to 15 June 2018. The goal of

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