The forthcoming conference ‘Towards a sustainable bio-based society: aligning scientific and societal agendas for bio-innovation’ in Amsterdam 9-11 May 2012, might provide some food for thought.
Organised by the CSG Centre for Society and the Life Sciences, the three-day meeting will bring together academics, policy experts and industry to identify key trends in ‘”the co-evolution” of contemporary biosocieties and life science research on the other and “develop a roadmap towards a sustainable bio-based economy through the alignment of scientific and societal agendas”. Relevant topics include reflections on the societal aspects of the following issues:
- Sustainable bio-innovation
- Societal impact of synthetic biology and bionanoscience
- Private/public partnerships and IPR
- Biomimesis, biomaterials and biofuels