Innovation for a Sustainable Bioeconomy: a BNCT Workshop
On 25th May 2016, the Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies (BNCT), organised the workshop “Innovation for a Sustainable Bioeconomy”.
The workshop examines some technology and sustainability issues. Synthetic biology is one of the platform technologies that offers much. However, feeding the biocatalysts needs sustainable feedstocks. New feedstocks need new supply chains. Suddenly the issue becomes one of systems innovation. On the policy side, capacity building in industrial biotechnology and bioeconomy is an essential starting point. One popular public policy option in Europe has been the creation of competitive clusters. This model seems suited to industrial biotechnology as farmers form key stakeholders. Europe also now has its public private partnership for the bio-based industries. And the European Commission has been busily mobilising for a bioeconomy.
Giulia Gregori, NOVAMONT’s Strategic Planning and Corporate Communication, presents
First2Run flaghsip BBI project.