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Responsible Business and Sustainable Food – A Regional and International Network Model with Linkage between Science and Business

  • Sustainability is a key issue in current research activities and programs. In this conjunction three major functions of research have been identified: Basic research, knowledge reservoirs, and knowledge transfer. With regard to a transmission to the private sector, knowledge transfer is the most important factor. In this process, universities of applied sciences can play an important part as they typically have a long-standing experience in linking science and business in their teaching and research. Another important agent in the process of knowledge transfer are networks and clusters. Their strength lies integrating the different competencies of its partners and using them to a mutual benefit. The International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE) – with a major focus on responsible business and sustainable food – takes the advantage of being part of a University of Applied Sciences (Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, BRSU), and being a member of several regional and international clusters and networks. These co-operations aim to establish and strengthen linkages between science and business, in particular by investigating research needs for business and business relevant research activities. Moreover, IZNE established and expanded regional and international co-operations of its own to get more transparency about regional and international value-added chains in the food sector and the issue of responsible business.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Wiltrud Terlau, Darya Hirsch
Parent Title (English):Rickert, Schiefer (Eds.): System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2014. Proceedings of the 8th International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, February 17-21, 2014, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria
First Page:487
Last Page:490
Place of publication:Bonn
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2014/11/29
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License
Tag:Applied and Practice-Oriented Research; Business Sector; Food Process Quality; Food Safety and Security; Spatial Proximity; Sustainability; Value-Added Chain
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 38 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr / 380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Entry in this database:2015/04/02
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell 4.0 International