USPs BioEconomy

USPs of BioEconomy in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

to be developed within the Cluster for Cross-Border Cooperation



Tailor-made bio-enzymes provide a basis for economic and ecological production procedures and  facilitate the synthesis of valuable chemicals, making the white biotechnology the key pillar of bio-economy. The enzyme and protein engineering expertise is already creating ‘green jobs’, by helping a broad range of industries to deliver products that have a positive impact on the sustainability of households and industry around the globe.  Centers of Compentence in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: are the Univeristy of Rostock, the LIKAT, the University Greifswald, and companies as Enzymicals AG, und the ImaB.


Marine Biotechnology/Biomass


Marine microorganisms are a prolific resource of new technical enzymes and pharmacologically active agents or lead structures. Their special living conditions and functions in the ecosystem force them to produce a vast number of enzymes with unique activities and bioactive metabolites with new structures. Stakeholders from MecklenburgVorpommern together with their colleagues from  Schleswig Holstein filed in 2013 a “Masterplan North of Marine Biotechnology” to proceed with the successful application of Marine Biotechnologies in Northern Germany.


HealthCare and OneHealth Approach

BioEconomy can improve health outcomes of both animals and humans while protecting human and environmental health.The functional biodiversity of livestock is for example a basis for domestication and as a key component of both sustainable agriculture and the food supply. The strategic importance of its research mandate arises primarily from the irreversible process of animal domestication and the role played by people in actively shaping it in order to respond to varying demands be they of economic, ecologic or social nature. Farm animals harbour great potential when it comes to meeting the growing global demand for quality foods of animal origin.

The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations.

Centers of Competence in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Institute for Virus Diseases of Animals Friedrich Loeffler, and the HICARE-Initiative: Health Region Baltic Sea Coast for Fighting Multi-Resistances.