Top universities and research centres, innovative start-ups and large companies, clusters, pilot plants, a cutting-edge logistic system and agriculture and chemistry as the economy’s driving forces. There could not be better conditions to develop the bioeconomy. The Netherlands, boasting all such conditions, will hold the Presidency of the European Union, which will host the Fourth Bioeconomy Stakeholder Conference from 12th to 13th April in Utrecht.  Between Amsterdam and Rotterdam the bioeconomy is a well-established concept. It is based on two elements: a medium to long-term strategy “Hoofdlijnennotitie Biobased Economy” (2012) where the sector is at the core of national innovative policies and sustainable growth. Public/private partnerships also bring together – ai...