Towards a sustainable bio-based society: aligning scientific, cultural and societal agendas for bio- (Towards a sustainable bio-based society)

Organization: European Science Foundation

Venue: Pakhuis de Zwijger

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Dec 06, 2012 / 8:00 am - (GMT +1:00 hours) End Date/Time: Dec 07, 2012 / 5:00 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)
Registration Date: Nov 30, 2012
Early Registration Date: Oct 18, 2012
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Description

The transformation towards a sustainable bio-based society is one of the big challenges of our era. It has been called a “second” industrial revolution and a “greening” of industry, entailing a plethora of promises as well as concerns. Regions and nations are facing important opportunities, but also potential items of conflict. There is a general awareness that a solid societal embedding is of key importance, so as to forego the biotech debacle of the 1990s. Both scientific and societal agendas are redefined in the light of these challenges and prospects, closely related to emerging bio-based economies and industries, aiming to develop more sustainable forms of energy, food, and bio-based renewable  materials. A successful transformation calls for a close alignment of research, policy and industrial agendas. 

Venue

Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam
Netherlands
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Organizations

European Science Foundation
Brussels
1050
Belgium

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Invited speakers:

  • David Castle, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Ruth Chadwick, Cardiff University, UK
  • George Gaskell, London School of Economics, UK
  • Christine Hauskeller, University of Exeter, UK
  • Patricia Osseweijer, Delft University of Technology, NL
  • Jan van Hest, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL
  • Steve YearleyESRC Genomics Network/University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Hub Zwart, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL