Detergent made out of bacteria, jumpers made out of milk or tyres made out of dandelions – we can already buy many products manufactured from alternative materials. Bioeconomics is all about making an increasing variety of industrial solutions more sustainable and efficient. Germany leads the world in this area, with many researchers working on bioeconomic ideas. In this edition we present a number of exciting projects. You can also read why a Greek business psychologist sees Germany as a particularly good place to conduct her research, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.