Welcome to the World Bioeconomy Association Annual Bioeconomy Survey!

Join the World Bioeconomy Association's 2024 annual bioeconomy survey to help shape the future of sustainable growth. Your insights on key topics like concept of the bioeconomy and information sharing are crucial. Participate now to make a difference! Thank you for your contribution.

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Annual Bioeconomy Survey 2024
11 June – 30 September 2024
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The establishment of the World Bioeconomy Association marks a pivotal moment in addressing the escalating global need for a unified platform dedicated to advancing the principles and practices of the bioeconomy. With the bioeconomy emerging as a key player in sustainable economic growth, there's a pressing demand for cohesive efforts to propel its development forward. The Association serves as a nexus, bringing together a diverse array of stakeholders spanning public organisations, businesses, academia, government bodies, NGOs, and civil society representatives, all committed to driving progress in the bioeconomy.

The World Bioeconomy Association and its partners are building on findings from a survey conducted in 2023 that found a wide variety of topics were considered pertinent to be discussed at a global level, including:

  • Information exchange and access to information in the bioeconomy were overwhelmingly considered a gap in the landscape. 
  • Sustainability, particularly for food, is essential, given that the movement's impacts and benefits go beyond national borders. 
  • Biomaterials, and how these could disrupt traditional materials and grow new industries.
  • Energy and biotechnology both have international platforms to discuss issues; however, there were still gaps when broader conversations that fall within the remit of the bioeconomy are considered.

Why paradigm shift is important

The World Bioeconomy Association advocates for a paradigm shift within the bioeconomy, recognising the imperative to transition towards more sustainable and circular practices. By embracing three core visions – Bioresource, Biotechnology, and Bioecology – the Association underscores the multifaceted nature of the bioeconomy and the need for holistic approaches to its advancement. This paradigm shift fosters innovation, encourages responsible resource management, and promotes the integration of ecological processes into economic activities.

Emphasis on circularity

Prioritising responsible production and sustainable resource utilisation, the bioeconomy aims to minimise waste, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and mitigate environmental degradation. Aligning with circular economy principles not only enhances resource efficiency but also opens up new avenues for economic growth and job creation. This shift is essential for addressing 21st-century challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, food security, and public health.

Global engagement

The bioeconomy is gaining traction in various international forums. For example, Brazil, as the president of the G20, has launched a bioeconomy initiative (GIB) aimed at establishing High-Level Principles on Bioeconomy.

Survey themes

In this questionnaire, we have organised questions under two themes:

  1. Concept of the Bioeconomy
  2. Knowledge Sharing


The survey will take approximately 15–20 minutes to complete and will be open from Jun to September 2024.

Results availability

The survey results will be published during Q4, 2024.

Call to action

Your expertise and perspective are invaluable to us. By participating in this survey, you will help shape the future of the bioeconomy and contribute to sustainable development worldwide.

Thank you for your participation and valuable contribution to this important endeavor.

In a collaboration with

The 2024 sturvey is done in a collaboration with the World Bioeconomy Forum and survey partners.

  • World BioEconomy Forum
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • VITO - Vision on Technology
  • Nature Finance
  • Embrapii
  • East African Science & Technology Commission