Deckblatt der Studie: Green Startup Monitor 2021

Startup scene is becoming greener and greener

The third edition of the Green Startup Monitor shows: The proportion of green startups in Germany continues to increase. 30% of young companies are now attributed to the Green Economy.

gebratene Mehlwürmer und Heuschrecken als Snack

Discovering new sources of protein

Six Fraunhofer institutes want to use insects, algae, fungi and plants as protein sources for new foods.

Eine Rolle mit durchsichtigen Ob-und Gemüsebeutel aus kompostierbarem Material

Field test for organic bags launched

Compostable fruit and vegetable bags have been tested for customer acceptance since mid-March in some supermarkets in Straubing, Bavaria.

DBFZ Open Data

Research platform on biomass as a raw material

The German Biomass Research Center (DBFZ) has expanded its online database on the potentials and benefits of various biogenic raw materials in agriculture, forestry and waste management.

verschiedenfarbige Erdbeeren auf Stroh

More robust berries

The EU research project BreedingValue aims to expand the genetic base of cultivars of strawberry, raspberry and blueberry.

Success stories

Researcher Profiles

Nadja Henke

Bacteria as pigment factories

Systems biologist Nadja Alina Henke uses bacteria as cell factories to produce the red pigment astaxanthin. Now, the 28-year-old hopes to bring the process to market with her start-up company Bicomer.

Pflanzenphytomediziner Andreas von Tiedemann

The plant doctor

The Göttingen agricultural scientist Andreas von Tiedemann is researching plant diseases in order to eliminate fungal pathogens threatening our crops.


Research Map

In our research map you will find more than 800 research institutions in Germany dealing with topics relevant to the bioeconomy.

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