The starting point for future developments is interdisciplinary research on biological systems and biogeosystems in science and engineering. To this end, Forschungszentrum Jülich consolidates its expertise in biotechnology, bioinformatics, plant sciences, and agrosphere research.
The Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC) is a competence platform for the sustainable bioeconomy coordinated by Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bonn, and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
BioökonomieREVIER Rheinland is intended as a pilot project for all of Europe in which the conversion of the traditional economy based on fossil fuels into a sustainable bioeconomy adapted to the local conditions and future prospects is implemented in the Rhineland region.
Geoverbund ABC/J is the geoscientific network in the research region of Aachen–Bonn–Cologne/Jülich. The geoscientific institutes of RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bonn, the University of Cologne, and Forschungszentrum Jülich all collaborate under its umbrella.