Research platforms

Natural capital

Natural capital consists of goods or services that originate in ecosystems. In spite of the fact that natural capital lies at the heart of our economy and is a cornerstone for human well-being, its stocks are being depleted.


Research on plants and animals, sustainable production systems and enabling technologies to innovate agriculture.

Environmental science and technology

Interdisciplinary engineering for the protection of the environment.

Green chemistry

Green Chemistry and the use of renewable resources for non-food applications focusses on the design, the study and the development of production processes to reduce the ecological and materials use footprint of the process.

Food, feed, health

Research of the complete food chain, from feed over to food to the impact of food on human health.


Innovations through molecular characterization and sustainable engineering of biological systems.