It is no exaggeration to say that biotechnology promises to shape nearly every aspect of human life. New biotechnologies have the potential to greatly impact not only the scientific and research activity of a region but also the economies of the countries where they are being discovered and implemented. As barriers to entry into the modern bioeconomy have decreased, there is a greater opportunity for international collaboration and the ability of harness the strengths of bioeconomies from around the world.
In light of the democratization of many biotechnologies, what are the potential pathways available to enter or grow the global bioeconomy? How can new markets be created to nurture talented individuals into leaders who will develop a local biotechnology sector and use these tools to solve problems and address their own challenges? What is the role of government, private enterprise, nonprofits, and other institutions in augmenting biotech growth? What is the appropriate role for international collaborations to help accelerate the development of bioeconomies? What are the specific strengths and challenges associated with the biotech sector in different regions of the world?
In this session, we will investigate these questions with international biotech leaders who have collaborated across continents and have taken active roles in developing the bioeconomy around the world.