Communication and Participation for the Societal Transformation towards the Bioeconomy (BioKompass)

The BioKompass research project has developed and tested various information and communication activities for the societal transformation process towards a bioeconomy, including:

  1. Facilitating the participatory development of a deeper, comprehensive understanding of a bio-based economy by producing visions of a future bioeconomy with the help of a scenario process involving experts and various stakeholders. The future visions were used during the course of the project to promote broad public perception of the Bioeconomy and to link it to concrete ideas and topic areas.
  2. Promoting the participatory development of educational content through a framework of Science Days (Talent Schools), Experience Days, and a high school level seminar course.
  3. Supporting the development and testing of innovative participation and communication formats for different target groups in the museum sector, using digital and analogue presentation formats and linking them to existing communication processes.
  4. Developing an accompanying evaluation process to support the transferability of the formats to other transformation processes. Using specifically developed survey instruments, the effects of the formats were empirically recorded, evaluated, reflected upon, and used for further development.

The project is divided into three sub-projects, which were funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Fraunhofer ISI was responsible for the overall coordination and led the subproject A – Future Visions of the Bioeconomy.

Further information on the BioKompass project can be found on the project website.

You will find a virtual tour of the special exhibition "Shaping the future - how do we want to live?" here.

You can virtually take the exhibition home with the AR-app BioKompass and put yourself in the position of three different future scenarios with a quiz. The app is available for a free download in the app stores and can be found by using the keyword "BioKompass".

The brochure "Diskurse über Transformation anregen" presenting the key results of the project was published in December 2021.