The third Annual Conference took place in Berlin on June 28, 2012 at “Café Moskau”. Experts from science, business and politics met to draw conclusion from the first two years of the strategy process. An implant with integrated drug production, a biomimetic solar plant or a desalination plant with a biomembrane filter – Future ideas like these are discussed within the strategy process “Biotechnology 2020+”. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has started this initiative in 2010 to promote the development of a next generation of biotechnological processes. Along the way, experts share information in technical discussions. Based on these discussions the BMBF has now started two specific funding measures. Roughly 200 stakeholders from academia, industry and politics met in Berlin for the third Annual Conference in the strategy process. In workshops, the participants dealt this time with the question which inhibiting and promoting factors could be encountered by biotech products in the future.