735344 Innovation processes in the forest-based bioeconomy

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2019/20
Languages of instruction


The course focuses on innovation and bioeconomy research in the context of the forest-based sector and extends current discourses by systemic perspectives to adequately consider technological innovations and suitable socioeconomic and ecosocial framework conditions.

Previous knowledge expected

Familiarity with good practice in methods of scientific work is strongly recommended

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

• Understanding the scientific discourse with regard to the bioeconomy, circular economy, and sustainable development
• Especially in the context of innovation processes in the forest-based sector
• Insight into the following research fields as an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of the wood-based value chain with regard to innovation
- Resource availability and market framework conditions
- Environmental assessment in the innovation process
- Societal perception of resource use, production processes and products
• Students learn about current discourses as a research context and as a framework for innovation processes
• Students acquire the competence to reflect on problems in the (wood-based) bioeconomy and to identify research gaps
• Students will hone their ability to engage in substantiated academic discussion based on scientific sources, structure their arguments and formulate research questions on innovation processes in the wood-based bioeconomy
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.