Ministerial meeting held on the Industrial Bioeconomy Dialogue Platform
Economics Minister Peter Altmaier and Research Minister Anja Karliczek attended the meeting. Also present from the two ministries were Director-Generals Winfried Horstmann (BMWi) and Volker Rieke (BMBF), the relevant Heads of Division and their staff, as well as industry representatives. The two ministers spoke first, then the heads and deputy heads of the working groups presented the groups’ interim results in chronological order. This was followed by a reply from the ministers and a round of discussion. The recommendations made by the working groups were met with a positive response, and it was possible to communicate the urgency of the matters. In the coming months, the working groups will flesh out the results and develop messages for public awareness activities.