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The ecosystems of the future – a major challenge

It could hardly be more challenging to meet the requirements of future ecosystems – not just environmental, but also business ecosystems, which will need to be sustainable for generations to come and make the future a ‘livable’ place for all. Meeting requirements poses a number of huge challenges – all at the same time – just two of which are finite resources and conflicting economic interests. But there are some promising ideas out there that already address these challenges – on environmental and economic levels – not only concerning raw materials but also offering business models. In the articles that follow, our authors show how the Steinbeis Network is working on adding tangible value for business, science, and society in order to pave the way for an ecosystem that delivers genuine benefit to all and becomes a reality of the future.

All Feature Topic articles of this issue can be found here.