This roadmap by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for implementing the bioeconomy in Germany provides recommendations to help accelerate the market ramp-up of bio-based products and technologies, and to address social and ecological challenges. It shows that removing regulatory hurdles, getting technology transfer investments off the ground, and engaging stakeholders and consumers at an early stage can speed up the deployment of a circular bioeconomy, where biogenic raw materials are used in value creation cycles.