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ScienceCampus Halle will continue its work

03 December 2014

Thanks to a decision made by the Leibniz Association, the ScienceCampus Halle (WCH) – Plant-based Bioeconomy will be able to continue successfully its work for the next four years. The thematic focus of the WCH, as in the past three years, will remain on adaptation of crop plants to changing cultivation and environmental conditions in order to provide healthy foods and products for the global population and build a safe economic system based on regenerative raw materials. The second funding phase is aimed at extending collaboration between WCH members, including IAMO, in the areas of research, teaching and PR work, integrating further research institutions and intensifying involvement of partners from the business sector. In addition, new collaborative research projects shall be supported, the International Bioeconomy Conference continually will be hosted in Halle and a unique concept for structured promotion of junior Bioeconomy researchers will be prepared. The regional cooperation under the WCH umbrella is funded by the Leibniz Association, the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU).

Hartmut Möllring, Saxony-Anhalt’s Minister of Science and Economy, emphasized the high importance for a well-functioning infrastructure within the research landscape: "The intensified networking of scientific institutions for Bioeconomy, food and agriculture, but above all also between academia and the regional economy will create promising projects and thus tap growth potentials."