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European Union research and innovation perspectives on biotechnology ☆

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23820 43474 2011 10 PDF Available
Title
European Union research and innovation perspectives on biotechnology ☆
Abstract

“Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology” is one of 10 thematic areas in the Cooperation programme of the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (FP7). With a budget of nearly €2 billion for the period 2007–2013, its objective is to foster the development of a European Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) by bringing together science, industry and other stakeholders that produce, manage or otherwise exploit biological resources. Biotechnology plays an important role in addressing social, environmental and economic challenges and it is recognised as a key enabling technology in the transition to a green, low carbon and resource-efficient economy. Biotechnologies for non-health applications have received a considerable attention in FP7 and to date 61 projects on industrial, marine, plant, environmental and emerging biotechnologies have been supported with a contribution of €262.8 million from the European Commission (EC). This article presents an outlook of the research, technological development and demonstration activities in biotechnology currently supported in FP7 within the Cooperation programme, including a brief overview of the policy context.

Keywords
AAFC, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; CAAS, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; CSA, Coordination and Support Action; DG, Directorate General; DOE, Department of Energy; EC, European Commission; ETP, European Technology Platform; EU, European Unio
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European Union research and innovation perspectives on biotechnology ☆
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Biotechnology - Volume 156, Issue 4, 20 December 2011, Pages 382–391
Authors
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering