Transfer of Plant Sciences into economy, society and politics

The Cluster of Excellence CEPLAS wants to encounter the challenge of a rising population and a simultaneous shortage of raw materials. To ensure that our research results will finally be applied, we established a wide cooperation network including partners from industry as well as universities and non-governmental organisations.

CEPLAS strives to communicate complex scientific problems and the contributions of fundamental science to solving societal challenges to lay audiences and the media as well as decision makers in politics. CEPLAS outreach activities pursue two main goals: (i) raise awareness on the importance of plant science and its contributions to solving major societal challenges and (ii) draw the attention of policy makers to the role of plant sciences, in and for Germany as a research location and in Germany’s national strategy responding to the global challenge of food security and sustainability.

More information on our dialog with other research institutions, industry, policy makers and society: 

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich