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The German Bioeconomy Council with new Central Office

Work of the Federal Government's advisory body picks up speed

Since June 2021, the German Bioeconomy Council, which was newly appointed by the Federal Government in December 2020, has a new Central Office. The VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH will take over the task. The office actively supports the German Bioeconomy Council in implementing its strategic goals.

The chairpersons, Prof. Dr Daniela Thrän from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and Prof. Dr Iris Lewandowski from the University of Hohenheim are confident that the work of the German Bioeconomy Council will now pick up even more momentum: "Within the current Council period, we want to set the course for the bioeconomy to have maximum leverage and for its diversity of topics to reach the centre of society," says Prof. Thrän. "As the German Bioeconomy Council, we will support the federal government in defining the necessary guiding principles for the transformation of society, which will pave our way towards greater sustainability and a green economy."

"In addition, we want to strengthen the open dialogue between the public, industry, science and politics for a sustainable bioeconomy, and we want to intensify the networking of stakeholders. We are glad that we are now actively supported by an office for our ambitious goals and look forward to working together with the VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH," emphasises Prof. Lewandowski.

Since June 2021, VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH has been running the Central Office for the Bioeconomy Council in Berlin on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It provides organisational, administrative, and content-related support for all activities of the 20 members of the German Bioeconomy Council. The focus is on public relations work, the preparation, implementation and follow-up of various dialogue formats and the support of the meetings of the Council and its working groups. In addition, the office is the central point of contact for the federal ministries in charge of the bioeconomy, the BMBF and the BMEL, as well as for all other enquiries to the Bioeconomy Council.

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