The idea of the Global Bioeconomy Alliance is the installation of a strong network of universities all over the world, which are leading in the field of bioeconomy. The intension is to strengthen the cooperation in research and teaching by workshops, common projects as well as staff exchange to transfer knowledge and expertise. The strong nucleus will be composed off the Technical University of Munich (Germany), the University of Queensland (Australia) and the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil), which are top-level universities of these countries, and have a strong expertise in research connected to bioeconomy aspects.
The focus of the alliance is to strengthen the external impact of research and teaching in the field of bioeconomy and to create a brand for this global network. Further partners all over the world will be welcome to strengthen the alliance and participate in the realization of a global bioeconomy and biobased industry.
The idea behind this international network is the fact that bioeconomy is a global topic and can only be realized by combining all agricultural, technical as well as social aspects of the biobased industry and society as present at the different locations of our planet. This alliance intends to transfer knowledge and technologies to avoid mistakes and failures in bioeconomy approaches and to boost the global bioeconomy. For this, the founding partner universities are located in areas with different levels of implementation of a bioeconomy and will influence and inspire the other partners by their experience as well as local needs and challenges. All three partner countries show different feedstock supplies and will face diverse challenges and issues.
Next to workshops and personal exchanges, the aim of the alliance is to acquire funding in the field of bioeconomy to work on common and specific challenges of the partner countries.
Under the umbrella of the Global Bioeconomy Alliance we will built up a strong and permanently growing network of experts, which all commit to collaborate in research and teaching in fields closely related to bioeconomy and to develop strategies for global problem solving.