Martin Greimel is Head of the Centre for Bioeconomy at the University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna (BOKU). The Centre is coordinating all relevant activities of BOKU related to bioeconomy. He represents BOKU at the European Bioeconomy University Alliance (EBU). He was a civil servant at the Austrian Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management where he was responsible for international cooperation in the field of forestry research and member of a group that developed the Austrian Bioeconomy RTI Strategy. He was coordinator, deputy coordinator and partner in several ERA-NET and other EU Framework Programme initiatives related to bioeconomy and forestry research. From 2004 till 2006 he was a National Expert at the European Commission in the DG Research; Dir Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food Research. He was Vice Chair of the COST Domain Forest, Products and Services and member of the Forest Technology Platform management group.