The German Federal Ministry of Education and Science has dedicated the Science Year 2020 to the bioeconomy, thus attaching great importance to a topic that has become increasingly important in Germany, Europe and beyond. In this event with a panel discussion, scientists from TUM and its Latin American partner universities will present various ideas and concepts of bioeconomy in Brazil, Colombia and Germany and discuss how they create added value for local communities. Selected cooperation projects in this field between TUM and Brazilian and Colombian partners will show what research cooperation of TUM with Latin American partners implies in this field and in general. Last but not least, insights into the work of the TUM Liaison Office for Latin America will illustrate how the office serves as an anchor point for these activities.
Short keynote speeches and panel discussion between TUM researchers and their cooperation partners from Brazil and Colombia moderated by the TUM Liaison Officer.
· Different ideas and concepts of bioeconomy in Brazil, Colombia and Germany
· Examples of successful research cooperation formats
· How to get involved in research cooperation with TUM/Latin American partners
Program: December 15, starting at 4 p.m. (CET)
4.00 – 4.10 - Sören Metz (TUM): Short Introduction into TUM and the TUM Liaison Office Latin America
4.10 – 4.20 - Prof. Johannes Sauer (TUM): Net-CSA: Creating an Academic Network for Evaluating the Impact of Climate-smart Agriculture between Colombia and TUM
4.20 – 4.30 - Prof. Juan Carlos Munoz Mora (EAFIT - Colombia): Bioeconomy as a Local Driver for Added Value
4.30 – 4.40 - Prof. Volker Sieber (TUM): The Global Bioeconomy Alliance (GBA)
4.40 – 4.50 - Prof. Mauricio Bacci (UNESP - Brazil): Institutional Support of Global Alliances
4.50 – 5.00 - Prof. Magnus Fröhling (TUM): TUM Cooperation with Brazil in the Area of Bioeconomy
5.00 – 5.30 - Panel Discussion and Q&A
5.30 – Closing Remarks