Win-Win-Potential must be used!

To be able to compete in national and international competition, companies must innovate in an ever-shorter time. But innovations need knowledge and success and the work of many experts from different disciplines. The basis for novel solutions or products is usually the scientific findings from the universities and research facilities. Therefore, the cooperation with high-performance partners of the ScienceCampus Halle offers big opportunities to small and medium-sized companies that do not have the necessary own research infrastructure. Above all you and your company profit from the access to the latest scientific knowledge and equipment because you can use it for innovative products and problem solving. The bioeconomy is an economic sector with particular strength and importance in Saxony-Anhalt and with a high potential for innovation. For this reason, it is an integral part of the Regional Innovation Strategy of the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Particular emphasis is placed on the leading markets for chemistry, bioeconomy, food and agriculture, which are important for the ScienceCampus Halle. In 2014, almost 40,000 employees in these topics were generating a turnover of around EUR 15.1 billion, which is nearly 36 per cent of all employees and almost 40 per cent of the total turnover of Sachsen-Anhalt industry.

The benefit to the members of the Leibniz ScienceCampus is, in particular, the development of application perspectives for their work as well as professional perspectives for employees and students. This win-win potential is to be used. The ScienceCampus Halle is at your disposal as a contact for the placement of proper cooperation partners and the demonstration of funding possibilities, as well as for project application and coordination.


Dr. Anne-Laure Tissier

Scientific Coordinator

Betty-Heimann-Str. 3

06120 Halle (Saale), Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 345-5522 682

Fax: +49 (0) 345-5527 222



Here is a small selection of expertise in the bioeconomy that we can offer you:

  • Analysis of plant performance and biodiversity in different scale levels: from molecules to habitat
  • Investigations to determine the optimal conditions for the sustainable production of plant raw materials as the starting materials of recyclables
  • Extraction, processing and combination of plant ingredients
  • Formulation, process design and process optimization Development and study of plant genetic resources for barley and wheat
  • Expertise in molecular biological studies of host-pathogen interactions and plant growth under abiotic stress
  • Study of crops in field, greenhouse and climate chamber experiments
  • Development of adaptation strategies to climate change-caused changes in land use, “climate friendly land use”, for example, in semi-arid regions
  • Study of interactions of modified cultivation-, and crop rotation methods on soil and soil water balance
  • Development of water-savings, minimizing of soil erosion and measures to improve humus content in soils
  • Production of energy and materials from plant raw materials
  • Expertise in bioinformatics, image analysis and high-performance computing
  • Expertise in next generation sequencing, high throughput image analysis
  • Self-Commitment of the producers? Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Analysis of the potential consumer demand for plant-based products
  • Extensive analyzes of secondary metabolites and proteins from plants and fungi: chromatographic and (linked) spectroscopic methods such as GC, LC, MS, NMR, etc., metabolomics and proteomics platforms
  • Biotechnological processes: Heterologous expression, protein design, gene transfer, fermentation, biocatalysis, biosynthesis in planta
  • Molecular interaction of plants with other organisms or environmental changes, such as infection with pests, symbioses, drought stress or nutrient availability
  • Evaluation of entrepreneurial risk-related adjustment processes through the use of biotechnological innovations
  • Analysis of consumer acceptance and willingness to pay for biotechnological innovations
  • Evaluation of institutional and political environment of the agri-food sector
  • Provision of plant genetic resources (Federal Centre ex situ genebank)
  • Provision of an infrastructure for non-invasive high-throughput phenotyping
  • Biotechnological processes (gene transfer, genome editing, development of haploid technology, improved methods of transformation of crop plants)
  • Digestion and separation of components of lignocelluloseusing organic solvents with a capacity of 1 ton of biomass per week
  • Fermentation capacity of 10 / 100 / 300 / 1,000 and 10,000 L and facilities for the processing of the fermentation products (downstream processing)
  • Mechanical and thermal separation processes (incl. high temperature rectification to 350°C at reduced pressures and extraction with l-propane and sc-CO2 )
  • Study of the efficient and sustainable use of renewable as well as fossil resources and potential synergies between renewable resources in different scenarios
  • Cultivation of microalgae and microalgae cell cultures, biotechnological production of materials