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Mapping the Bioeconomy: The knowledge-based economy and the biosciences
Date: 27 -28 April 2006
Venue: Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University
'The bioeconomy, a new concept, encompasses many economic activities, each benefiting from new discoveries, and related products and services arising out of the biosciences'. ... 'The bioeconomy is defined as that part of economic activities "which captures the latent value in biological processes and renewable bioresources to produce improved health and sustainable growth and development"' OECD (2005) The Bioeconomy in 2030: A Policy Agenda
The concept of the 'bioeconomy' is starting to play a key role in the economic strategies of states, corporations and universities. In this workshop we will gather together scholars from a range of disciplines to critically explore both the concept and the reality of the bioeconomy.
Topics to be covered in the workshop include:
Participants confirmed so far include:>
To express an interest in giving a paper or simply participating in the workshop, please contact Bronislaw Szerszynski (bron [at] lancaster.ac.uk) or Larry Reynolds (larry.reynolds [at] lancaster.ac.uk).
We envisage meeting the cost of rail fares and overnight accommodation for a small number of UK based scholars. This does not, of course, prevent interested non-UK based scholars from participating if they can get to Lancaster; we would be delighted to provide any invitation letters or other documents that would facilitate such participation.
This workshop is sponsored and hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies, and organised by the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change and the Centre for Science Studies, all at Lancaster University.
Who can attend: Anyone
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