I’ve been thinking so far that bioeconomy (or the „knowledge-based bioeconomy“) is a purely European concept. A short Google search has proved me wrong: Outside Europe as well „bioeconomy“ in the sense of a reorientation of industry towards renewable resources and more sustainability is a big issue as well. In the chemical industry, the transformation has already begun; the use of renewable resources or biotechnological processes is well-established. Still, the concept of bioeconomy remains important, as it gives a strategic framework. Participants of ECCE and ECAB have the chance to attend a panel discussion on Tuesday, 27 September, at 6 p.m. that provides an international perspective on bioeconomy. What strategies are in place in Europe, Brasil or Russia, and what opportunities for cooperation result from this? Where is bioeconomy placed in the context of science and economy politics? Speakers are Dr. Alfredo Aguilar-Romanillos, Head of Unit Biotechnologies at the European Commission, Prof. Dr. Carlos Alberto Aragão de Carvalho Filho, President of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) of Brasil, Prof. Dr. Vladimir O. Popov, Director of the A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Manfred Kircher, Chairman of the Board of CLIB2021. Host of the panel is Prof. Dr. Kurt Wagemann, DECHEMA e.V.