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Scientific Monitoring Project TransRegBio

Transformation Analysis and Design Concepts for a Regional Bioeconomy

The German "National Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030" [] formulates two strategic goals for a bio-based economy: On the one hand, the development of novel products, processes, and services from renewable raw materials should strengthen the competitiveness of the German economy. On the other hand, the targeted bio-based economy should contribute to the fulfillment of global obligations in the fields of world nutrition, climate, resource and environmental protection.

A structural change towards a bio-based economy, as the BioBall Innovation Space is striving for, must be based on these strategic goals. Within the framework of the scientific monitoring project “TransRegBio”, the following questions are considered to enable the Innovation Space BioBall to be continuously aligned with the strategic goals of the research strategy.

  • What are the barriers and drivers for the market introduction of bioeconomic technologies?
  • What are the environmental implications of bioeconomic technologies regarding their life cycle?
  • What influence does the biomass demand caused by bioeconomic technologies have on the macroeconomic level on phenomena such as land use, biological CO2 storage and biodiversity?

As part of the scientific monitoring of the R&D&I projects, TransRegBio on the one hand supports the selection process of suitable R&D&I projects by developing handouts that allow an assessment of quantitative criteria defined by the BioBall Innovation Space during the application phase. On the other hand, the R&D&I projects are scientifically accompanied so that the technologies can be developed taking into account the needs of users and the market and considering environmental implications.

The experiences and methods developed will result in tools and action guidelines that can also be used beyond the Innovation Space to design and evaluate the transformation process towards a bio-based economy in accordance with the goals of the research strategy.


The project is supported by the BMBF funding measure "Innovation Spaces Bioeconomy" within the framework of the "National Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030".


Provadis Hochschule

Provadis Hochschule is the university of the industry and offers dual and part-time science and business degree programs for more than 1,200 students throughout Germany.


DECHEMA e.V. is the competent network for chemical engineering and biotechnology in Germany. As a non-profit professional society, it represents these fields in science, industry, politics and society.