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Sustainability 2018, 10(6), 1694; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061694

Exploring the Dedicated Knowledge Base of a Transformation towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy

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Department of Innovation Economics (520i), University of Hohenheim, Wollgrasweg 23, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
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Center for Applied Cultural Evolution, 1776 Millrace Drive, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
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Received: 16 April 2018 / Revised: 17 May 2018 / Accepted: 18 May 2018 / Published: 23 May 2018
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Abstract

The transformation towards a knowledge-based bioeconomy has the potential to serve as a contribution to a more sustainable future. Yet, until now, bioeconomy policies have been only insufficiently linked to concepts of sustainability transformations. This article aims to create such link by combining insights from innovation systems (IS) research and transformative sustainability science. For a knowledge-based bioeconomy to successfully contribute to sustainability transformations, the IS’ focus must be broadened beyond techno-economic knowledge. We propose to also include systems knowledge, normative knowledge, and transformative knowledge in research and policy frameworks for a sustainable knowledge-based bioeconomy (SKBBE). An exploration of the characteristics of this extended, “dedicated” knowledge will eventually aid policymakers in formulating more informed transformation strategies. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable knowledge-based bioeconomy; innovation systems; sustainability transformations; dedicated innovation systems; economic knowledge; systems knowledge; normative knowledge; transformative knowledge; bioeconomy policy sustainable knowledge-based bioeconomy; innovation systems; sustainability transformations; dedicated innovation systems; economic knowledge; systems knowledge; normative knowledge; transformative knowledge; bioeconomy policy
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Urmetzer, S.; Schlaile, M.P.; Bogner, K.B.; Mueller, M.; Pyka, A. Exploring the Dedicated Knowledge Base of a Transformation towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1694.

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