The overall purpose of the Youth Competition is to involve young people from around the world in the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 (GBS2018) and to gather their visions of a future bioeconomy. With this in mind, students are invited to submit creative contributions in the form of illustrations. The results of the competition will be exhibited during the GBS2018. They will feed into the discussions on future visions of the bioeconomy and how these visions can be communicated to different audiences.
Definition and understanding of a sustainable bioeconomy
The bioeconomy is supported by a social change towards greater sustainability. It is based on innovations from research and development and on renewable resources. Even if there is no unified definition of the bioeconomy, an understanding of “bioeconomy as the knowledge-based production and utilization of biological resources, processes and principles, to provide products and services in all sectors of trade and industry” is shared by many countries. The life sciences and biotechnologies will play a key role in the bioeconomy. It is this knowledge of biological processes and their targeted use that marks the beginning of a revolutionary development in technology. Similarly to digitization, biologization of the economy will trigger an even more profound transformation in all areas of society and industry.
Short intro video on bioeconomy www.youtube.com/watch
Solutions and products of the bioeconomy for everyday life are described in this Exhibition Catalogue Download PDF
Students are invited to submit an entry that addresses one of the following questions:
1. What is your vision of a future bioeconomy?
2. How would you like to live in the future and how would bioeconomy contribute?
3. How will the bioeconomy contribute to coping with global challenges in your direct living environment?
Who is eligible to participate?
Participation is open to all students enrolled in degree programs at universities or other institutions of higher education. The competition is open to all disciplines.
All entries received will be evaluated by a jury. The jury is composed of:
- art and design expert --> Prof. Hans Baltzer - Illustrator, Art Professor,
- representatives from the German Bioeconomy Council
--> Dr. Holger Zinke - Bioeconomy Pioneer and Entrepreneur, Arts Sponsor
--> Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel - Nutrition and Food Scientist, University Professor
--> its Secretariat Christin Fund,
- young bioeconomy scientist --> Helen Berga Paulos - junior researcher.
The jury will select three competition winners. Jury decisions are final.
Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
- content (thematic consistency, understanding of the bioeconomy concept)
- innovation, originality, and creativity
- formal requirements
Nominees will be contacted by e-mail. Nominated teams or individuals will receive a travel grant to Berlin – Europe’s capital of art and culture. Nominees will get the chance to participate in the GBS2018 and to present their work to an international and expert audience. The travel grant will cover travel costs (economy class) and hotel accommodation in Berlin for one person per nomination.
Further entry requirements
Entries must be produced exclusively for the GBS2018 Global Youth Competition.
Students may submit only one entry, either individually or as part of a team. They will be asked to submit their work electronically to the Secretariat of the Global Bioeconomy Summit (e-mail: office@). All submissions must have a project title and bear the name and address of the originator/s and the degree program/s and educational institution/s involved. Submission language is English. bioeconomycouncil.org
All entries must be submitted by 31 January, 4:00 pm (Central European Time).
Entries can be submitted in the following format: illustration/artwork in jpeg format (printable in a poster format, DIN A0 size of sheet 84 cm * 119 cm, with at least 150 dpi)
Rights of use
By submitting the competition entry form, participants agree to the publication of their names and affiliated institutions.
The copyright of all entries remains with the originators. Entries will be published on the GBS2018 website. The Germany Bioeconomy Council further reserves the right to publish the submitted works during the Global Bioeconomy Summit (19-20 April 2018) in Berlin and beyond. Acceptance applies to all forms of publication (print, internet, conference films/video, etc.) and is not limited as to time and place. As the German Bioeconomy Council is a non-profit advisory body, publication is of a non-commercial nature only.