ZEF Colloquium by Prof. Jan Börner

October 15, 2020 | 13:30 h - 14:30 h

ZEF Colloquium / Public Lecture

Speaker: Prof. Jan Börner (ZEF Senior Researcher / ILR UNiversity of Bonn)

Topic: Transdisciplinary Research Area “Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Futures”

Venue: Online

Please register to receive ZOOM link by email to: Dr. Dennis Avilés davilesi(at)uni-bonn.de

Presenter: Jan Börner is Professor of Economics of Sustainable Land Use and Bioeconomy at the University Bonn, Senior Research at ZEF, and – together with Joachim von Braun – Speaker of the Transdisciplinary Research Area “Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Futures”. His research focuses on (1) land use and land use change, (2) economic evaluation of environmental and conservation policies, and (3) sustainability assessment in the bioeconomy. He has research and working experience in Latin America, Africa, and Europe.

Keywords: Sustainability research, transdisciplinarity, modeling, foresight, innovation, technology, remote sensing, phenotyping, nutrition, health, development, change, behavioural change, institutional change, system transformation.

Summary: The University of Bonn contributes to the emerging field of sustainability science through its Transdisciplinary Research Area “Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Futures” (TRA 6). TRA 6 stands for research into institutional, science, and technology-based innovations. The TRA prioritizes the strategic challenges related to demographic change, poverty, nutrition and health, environmental and climate change, and unsustainable resources use (e.g., soil, water, biodiversity). Its strength is the combination of sound basic, applied, and interdisciplinary research capacities across faculties that are important for making progress towards the corresponding Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). A unique feature of the University of Bonn is the cooperation with UN agencies in Bonn and their global linkages.

The presentation will start with a short overview of the structure and research profile of the TRA 6. Afterwards, two concrete projects associated with TRA 6 will be presented in order to give deeper insights into exemplary research related to the TRA: The Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob (Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production) and the CRC Future Rural Africa.

NOTE : The colloquium, including the Q&A part, might be recorded. You will have the option to switch off your video and send questions through the chatbox.



Dennis Lucy Avilés Irahola

Dr. Dennis Lucy Avilés Irahola