Christian Patermann

Former Director EU Commission and Advisor to the German Government for Bioeconomy

Christian Patermann has spend 11 years as Director at the European Commission, including Director for Environment and Sustainability, and in recent years responsible for Biotechnologies, Agriculture, Food. He is considered the "father" of the European bioeconomy, because under his leadership this concept was introduced at a major conference in Europe in September 2005, under the concept of Knowledge Based Bioeconomy ( KBBE ), which today is known as biobased Economy or more simply Bioeconomy in Europe. He now advises public and private institutions and companies, among them the largest German Land NorthRhine-Westphalia , the Fraunhofer Society, the Swiss Agricultural Research Council etc.

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