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  • Kamrath C., Wesana, J., Bröring, S., De Steur, H. (2019) “What do we know about chain actors’ evaluation of new food technologies? A systematic review of consumer and farmer studies”, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, in press.

  • Laibach, N., Börner, J., Bröring, S. (2019). Exploring the future of the bioeconomy: An expert-based scoping study examining key enabling technology fields with potential to foster the transition toward a bio-based economy, Technology in Society. In press. Link.

  • Wensing, J., Carraresi, L., Bröring, S. (2019). Do pro-environmental values, beliefs and norms drive farmers' interest in novel practices fostering the Bioeconomy?, Journal of Environmental Management, 232: 858-867. In press. Link

  • 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. 

  • 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, 26(3): 311-322. Link.
  • 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.


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Beyond scientific outlets, our research has gained visibility also in technical and educational journals and websites. Such dissemination and communication activities allow our group research to have an impact on scientific community at a wider level, as well as on industry and society as a whole.

The research project greenRelease (FocusLab BioSC) has been awarded with the Innovation prize of the German BioRegions. The Jury stated that the development of microgel containers for controlled release of nutrients and protective agents has the potential to solve important problems in agriculture. Our group contributes to this project with an economic assessment through mapping of the knowledge base, technology transfer, and market entry options and a value chain analysis in the case of the new developed technology of microgel containers. More information about the project and the award can be found in the following links:


Functional food and supplements which provided additional health benefits to consumers are a topical subject with respect to research on nutrition and health. Our research on consumers' perception of borderline products like functional food and supplements has gained attention from the network through the following link:


Functional foods that emerge at the borderline of “food” and “pharmaceuticals” appear to fit the description of food as well as pharmaceuticals to some extent. Thus, such products are called “borderline products”. Early results from our research on consumer perception of borderline products have been communicated to the packaging industry members by the Netherlands Packaging Centre through the following link:


First results of the BioSC P-ENG project concerning emerging value chains in the case of phosphate recovery have been published on the newsletter from European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform which includes several stakeholders of the Phosphorus management world, such as industrial partners, government, private and public research. The summary of the article con be found at this link:


The research area which investigates the regulatory issues within the food sector also received attention from the wide public. The results published in three of our scientific publications from 2016, concerning the impact of Health Claims regulation (EC No. 1924/2006) on innovation activity of firms, have been spread to a broad public of stakeholders, through the following links:


In 2012, one of our key topics, namely the consumer perception regarding functional foods, has raised the attention of the network, which interviewed our Chair Prof. Stefanie Bröring as an expert of industry convergence, whose functional foods are an example. The video of the interview is available at the following website:


Our research project on „the adoption of eco-innovations“  has been picked up by the European Commission DG Environment and was published intheir newsletter “Science for Environement Policy”