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  • Borge, L., Bröring, S. (2018). What affects technology transfer in emerging knowledge areas? A multi-stakeholder concept mapping study in the bioeconomy, Journal of Technology Transfer, Link.

  • Sick, N., Preschitschek, N., Leker, J., Bröring, S. (2018). A new framework to assess industry convergence in high technology environments. Technovation. Link

  • Dahabieh, M.S., Bröring, S., Maine E. (2018). Overcoming barriers to innovation in food and agricultural biotechnology. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 79: 204-213. Link

  • Berg, S., Wustmans, M. Bröring, S. (2018). Identifying first signals of emerging dominance in a technoogical innovation system: A novel approach based on patents. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Link

  • Berg, S., Cloutier, L.M. Bröring, S. (2018). Collective stakeholder representations and perceptions of drivers of novel biomass-based value chains. Journal of Cleaner Production, 200: 231-241. Link

  • Sick, N., Bröring, S., Figgemeier, E. (2018). Start-ups as technology life cycle indicator for the early stage of application: An analysis of the battery value chain. Journal of Cleaner Production, 201: 325-333. Link

  • Kamrath, C., Rajendran, S., Nenguwo, N., Afari-Sefa, V., Bröring, S. (2018). Adoption behavior of market traders: An analysis based on technology acceptance model and theory of planned behaviour. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 21(6): 771-790. Link

  • Sick, N., Bröring, S. (2018). Anticipating Industry Convergence in the Context of Industry 4.0. PICMET '18 Conference, "Managing Technological Entrepreneurship: The Engine for Economic Growth", USA.Related information
  • Carraresi, L., Berg, S., Bröring, S. (2018). Emerging value chains within the bio-economy: structural changes in the case of phosphate. Journal of Cleaner Production, 183: 87-101. Link
  • Baum, C. M., Gross, C. (2017): Developing behavior-informed strategies for climate and sustainability policy.Journal of Bioeconomics Special Issue “Transition to Sustainable Economy” 19(1)53-95.
  • Borge, L., Bröring, S. (2017): Exploring effectiveness of technology transfer in interdisciplinary settings- The case of the bioeconomyCreativity and Innovation Management Journal.
  • Bröring, S., Wensing, J. (2017): Functional Ingredients: Market Research. (forthcoming), in: Kirk-Othmer encyclopedia of chemical technology.
  • Butkowski, O., Pakseresht, A., Lagerkvist, C., Bröring, S. (2017): Debunking the Myth of General Consumer Rejection of Green Genetic Engineering: Empirical Evidence from Germany.International Journal of Consumer Studies.
  • Berg, S., Kircher, M., Preschitschek, N., Bröring, S., Schurr, U. (2017): Die Bioökonomie als Kreislauf und Verbundsystem, in: Pietzsch, J Bioökonomie für Einsteiger141-160Springer Spektrum.
  • Bröring, S., Baum, C. M., Butkowski, O., Kircher, M. (2017): Kriterien für den Erfolg der Bioökonomie., in: In J. Pietszch (Ed.), Bioökonomie für Einsteiger161-177Springer Spektrum.
  • Tiso, T., Thies, S., Müller, M., Tsvetanova, L., Carraresi, L., Bröring, S., Jaeger, K.-E., Blank, L. M. (2017): Rhamnolipids: Production, Performance, and Application, in Consequences of Microbial Interactions with Hydrocarbons, Oils, and Lipids: Production of Fuels and Chemicals (Edited by Sang Yup Lee)1-37Springer International PublishingLink.
You are here: Home Research Sustainable Trade and Innovation transfer in the Bioeconomy: From National Strategies to Global Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Trade and Innovation transfer in the Bioeconomy: From National Strategies to Global Sustainable Development Goals

Acronym:          STRIVE

Timespan:          2016 – 2021

 The bioeconomy is a broad field with many emerging technologies and a high potential to influence the industry landscape and to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations, “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” 2015). However, bioeconomy is not necessarily sustainable. Therefore, this research project aims to improve the knowledge base for the design of sustainable bioeconomy policies with a focus on international regulatory frameworks, biomass flows and innovation transfer in selected bioeconomy sectors with an emphasis on major biomass and knowledge producing countries and regions. This will be done by mapping and measuring different parameters of the global bioeconomy to identify and quantify current conditions, drivers and outcomes of bioeconomic transformations. Also crucial for the future bioeconomy are key enabling technologies (KETs) that can accelerate whole branches of industries or even foster the creation of new ones. Moreover, the global bioeconomy scenarios will be explored via empirical evaluations and global trade model based assessments to identify unintended consequences of bioeconomy policy and innovation trends. The goal is to design governance frameworks for sustainable bio-based commodity trade and technology/knowledge transfers. 




In this framework, the TIM Chair group (Research Area 1) contributes to the STRIVE project within the area C1 and C2 by tackling the following research goal:

Our aim is to determine KET indicators built on expert interviews and literature review accompanied by identification and characterization of potential KET candidates through publication and patent analysis. After assessment, with special emphasis on sustainability, of the identified technologies, these results can be used as a basis for developing a recommendation for policy frameworks. 

For more information, please consult the project’s website:



Dr. Natalie Laibach
Institute for Food and Resource Economics
Chair for Technology and Innovation Management in Agribusiness

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