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Transfer field Environment: Biozentra - Transfer Center for Biodiversity Saxony

Biodiversity comprises the variety of all living organisms, their genes, habitats and ecosystems on earth. It is crucial for the stability and function of ecosystems and their ecosystem services, such as the purification of air and water. However, numerous scientific studies show that biodiversity is declining dramatically worldwide. This is due to the consequences of human activities, such as habitat loss, climate change or environmental pollution. Protecting, conserving and enhancing biodiversity is therefore of great importance for preserving our ecosystems, but also for ensuring our general well-being. This requires creative ideas, excellent research and fundamental societal change.

Our mission at Biozentra (Transfer Center for Biodiversity Saxony) is to ensure that biodiversity is taken into account in a wide variety of sectors in accordance with its importance. To this end, innovative measures are to be taken to reverse the negative trend of biodiversity development. In cooperation with various stakeholders, we are committed to promoting or preserving biodiversity in all economic, social as well as cultural activities and planning in Dresden and Saxony.

Together with associations, companies and scientists, we aim to build a network that raises awareness of biodiversity in society and develops innovative projects from creative ideas. In this way, biodiversity in Saxony is to be promoted and preserved, and the positive effects of biodiversity are to be made usable for mankind. We want to serve as an interface between science and society as a valuable contact and make an important contribution to sustainable development in Saxony by networking different actors and providing know-how and expertise on the topic of biodiversity.

As part of the Saxony5 transfer network, we are committed to turning research findings and experience from business and society into practical innovation. We have set ourselves six focal points for our work, in which we see a particular need for action in order to stop the decline in biological diversity:


  • Diversification of agricultural and cultural landscapes
  • Biodiversity in industry and business
  • Urban biodiversity
  • Protected areas and areas worthy of protection
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Ecological water development

The topic of biodiversity has many facets and diverse actors. In order to reach broad sections of society and the economy, a wide variety of approaches, media and formats are planned, such as:


  • Events where scientists, experts and stakeholders have their say and engage in joint discourse.
  • Realization of demonstration projects with cooperation partners
  • Involving students in knowledge transfer through internships and final theses
  • Initiation of third-party funded projects with HAW and cooperation partners to research innovative solutions in the field of biodiversity
  • Procurement of contact persons for the implementation of projects