BioEconomy Cluster Central Germany

Germany: Saxony-Anhalt
Prof. Dr. Matthias Zscheile

Overview

Profile:
61% completed

About us

From fossil fuels to sustainable bioeconomy

The bioeconomy is a key issue of the future whose purpose is to create independence from fossil raw materials on a gloabal scale and decisively counteract climate change through a neutral CO2 balance. The challenge is to establish  a sustainable, competitive economy based on renewable raw materials.

Central Germany's bioeconomy is a model for Europe and the world. The BioEconomy Cluster is a highly interconnected network that is striving to become the market leader of the biobased economy on non-food, wood-based, integrated bioeconomy.

Our strategic objectives:

  • corporately acceptance od bioeconomy
  • high application of bio-based products in a mix of trades and industries
  • safeguard employments and provide new jobs in the field of bioeconomy
  • dense network on pilot plants alongsite our value chains of woodbased bioeconomy in Europe
Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 80
    Cluster Members
  • 46
    SME's
  • 10
    Large Companies
  • 18
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

A leader in bioeconomy - key indicators

Currently more than 100 companies, research institutes and educational institutions are organised within the BioEconomy Cluster. In 2012 the cluster was one of the winners of the Leading Edge Cluster Competition held by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The centre of the cluster region is located in Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony and it is interlinked international with decision-makers from relevant industries.

Presently 42 collaborative research projects and about 140 subprojects are in process. Regular benchmark analysis proof of the international uniqueness of the cluster's strategy and its international positioning.

Management team

Prof. Dr. Zscheile Matthias
Cluster Manager
Beck Anne-Karen
Other
Ullmann Steffen
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG Other

Name & description

national: BMBF - leading edge clusters: development and implementation of R&D projects in the region supported by our strategic and operative Business development team, advisory service for the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt during implementation of bioeconomy as key market, scenario analysis for Germany as a wood-based bioeconomy until 2050, creation of a value-added analysis for bio-based products, development of a benchmark approach for biorefineries, evolution concept for skilled personnel in bioeconomy, concept creation of a bio-based bank business model assessment, BMBF - Bioeconomy: concept for activation and networking of start-up and spin-off activities

regional: Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt: Cluster support

Project name

participation in BBI, representing several SMEs

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
China
Thailand
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Finland
France
Netherlands
Poland

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Name
3Bi
Website
http://www.3bi-intercluster.org/home/
Profile name Location

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Profile name Location
3BI

Upcoming events

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
 
 
 
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
 

Latest news and documents

News Published: 10.01.2019
Registration for the 8th International Bioeconomy Conference 2019
Document Published: 18.09.2018
flyer of the BioEconomy Cluster
News Published: 18.09.2018
International Marketing opportunities from Saxony-Anhalt into the wider world