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Festival for a Bio-Based Future

Time to abandon the fossil fuel economy!

For a long time, players from the industrial and science sectors have been busy developing new products and solutions for the bio-based age. In discussions, readings, workshops and escape games, we’re going to shine a spotlight on their innovative ideas in the areas of recycling management and biotechnologies.

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We’ll be asking political questions about the vision of a sustainable future in Germany and we’re curious to find out what innovations you yourself would like to see in the future. Together with us, you can make your own bioplastic, marvel at new bio-designs in the Lab, take part in thematic tours of the exhibition, and eavesdrop on readings by international authors. Because literary events featuring international authors are going to be one of our festival’s special treats.

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The Programme at a Glance

Thursday, 10 September:

→ Open: Exhibition 10:00–20:00 / Lab 09:00–20:00

09:00–10:30
Reading and discussion with children’s book author Piers Torday

Forum / English / Years 4–6 / age 9–11
Registration via ilb

09:30–15:00
Exhibit A

Workshop on a short story by Piers Torday
Studio / German / Years 4–6 / age 9–11
Registration via ilb

11:00–12:30
Der Vogelschorsch

Reading & discussion with Hannes Wirlinger
Forum / German / Years 8–12 / age 13–18
Registration via ilb

13:00–20:00
Escape Game BioEconomyNow!

Foyer / German

18:00–19:00
‘Bioeconomy
’ Tour of the Exhibition
Meeting point Foyer / German / admission 5€, reduced 2.50€

+++ Online only +++
18:00–20:30
Accessories Made of Ecofriendly Bioplastics

Premiere of the online tutorial / German / free of charge / futurium.de

+++ cancelled at short notice+++
19:00–20:30
Good landscape, bad economy?

A discussion on the opportunities of the bio-economy
A joint event with acatech – German Academy of Science and Engineering & the Körber-Stiftung

Friday, 11 September:

→ Open: Exhibition 10:00–20:00 / Lab 10:00–20:00

09:00–10:30
Meer! (Sea!)

Reading for children & teenagers with Piotr Karski
Forum / German & English / Years 2–4 / age 7–9
Registration via ilb

10:00–20:00
Escape Game BioEconomyNow!

Foyer / German

15:00–16:00 / 16:30–17:30
‘Bioeconomy’ Tour of the Exhibition

Meeting point Foyer / German / admission 5€, reduced 2.50€

18:00–19:30
Present and Future perspectives for the Bio-Economy

Reading & discussion with Andri Snaer Magnason, Maja Göpel, Christiane Grefe & Claudia Kemfert
Forum / subsequently available as an online video / English & German

Saturday, 12 September:

→ Open: Exhibition 10:00–20:00 / Lab 10:00–20:00

All-day
Escape Game BioEconomyNow!

Foyer / German

11:00–12:00
‘Bioeconomy’ Kids Tour of the Exhibition

Meeting point Foyer / German / admission 5€, reduced 2.50€

+++ Online only+++
11:00–13:00
Accessories Made of Ecofriendly Bioplastics

Online workshop / German / futurium.de

14:00–17:00
Accessories Made of Ecofriendly Bioplastics

Workshop in the Futurium Lab / German

14:00–15:30
Beam us up to Starship Economy:
Robots on the Flower Field and Vegetables from the Sewage Plant

An event jointly organised with the platform Agrarsysteme der Zukunft (Agricultural Systems of the Future)
Interviews & discussion in the Forum / German

14:30–15:30 / 17:00–18:00
‘Bioeconomy’ Tour of the Exhibition

Meeting point Foyer / German / admission 5€, reduced 2.50€

15:30–16:30
‘Bioeconomy’ Tour of the Exhibition

Foyer / English / admission 5€, reduced 2.50€

16:00–17:30
What rights does nature have?

Literary walk with Sumana Roy & Tony Birch
Forecourt / please bring weatherproof clothing / German & English

18:00–19:30
Flowers Between Use and Conservation

Talk with Zora del Buono & Lutz Fähser
Forecourt / please bring weatherproof clothing / German & English

20:00–22:00
Bioeco… what?
The Pub Quiz
Forecourt / German

Sunday, 13 September:

→ Open: Exhibition 10:00–20:00 / Lab 10:00–20:00

All-day
Escape Game BioEconomyNow!

Foyer / German

11:00–12:00 / 14:30–15:30
‘Bioeconomy’ Kids Tour of the Exhibition

Meeting point Foyer / German / admission 5€, reduced 2.50€

14:00–15:30
Nutrition of the Future

Reading & discussion with Anna Zilahi & Jan Grossarth
Forum / German & English

15:00–16:30
‘Bioeconomy’ Tour of the Exhibition

Foyer / English / admission 5€, reduced 2.50€

16:00–17:30
Death of the Insects – Consequences for Humans and the Environment

Reading & discussion with Tanja Busse & Forrest Gander
Forum / German & English

17:00–18:00
‘Bioeconomy
’ Tour of the Exhibition
Meeting point Foyer / German / admission 5€, reduced 2.50€

18:00–19:30
Big Data vs. Natural Resources

Reading & discussion with Jonas Eika & Christiane Grefe
Forum / German & English

20:00–21:30
Land Grabbing – Land as a Scarce Resource

Reading & discussion with Joseph Zárate & Kathrin Hartmann
Forum / German & Spanish