Welcome to STRIVE

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 News

MSCA-IF for former STRIVE member

October 12, 2021. Former STRIVE team member Dr. Neus Escobar was awarded the prestigious MSCA-IF to conduct her research project “Global Interlinkages in Food Trade Systems (GIFTS)” at the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3) in Spain. The project builds

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SWR Doku auf den Spuren globaler Fleisch-Produktion

April 12, 2021. „betrifft: Billiges Fleisch – Wer bezahlt für die kleinen Preise?“ am 7. April 2021, 20:15 Uhr, im SWR Fernsehen / im Anschluss in der ARD Mediathek, u.a. mit Prof. Jan Börner Weitere Informationen: https://www.swr.de/unternehmen/kommunikation/pressemeldungen/swrfernsehen-betrifft-fleisch-110.html

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Latest publications


Laibach, N. & S. Bröring. 2022. The Emergence of Genome Editing—Innovation Network Dynamics of Academic Publications, Patents, and Business Activities. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 14 April 2022.
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Sili, M., Dürr, J. 2022. Bioeconomic Entrepreneurship and Key Factors of Development: Lessons from Argentina. Sustainability, 14, 2447.
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Martinelli, F.S., Biber-Freudenberger, L., Stein, G. & J. Börner. 2022. Will Brazil’s push for low-carbon biofuels contribute to achieving the SDGs? A systematic expert-based assessment. Cleaner Environmental Systems 5.
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Teixeira Leite-Filho, A., Silveira Soares-Filho, B., Leroy Davis, J., Medeiros Abrahão, G. & J. Börner. 2021. Deforestation reduces rainfall and agricultural revenues in the Brazilian Amazon. Nature Communications 12.
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