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BioEconomy Summit

Date: June 25, 2009

7:30 a.m.— 8:00pm


Santa Clara University

Sponsors: The BayBio Institute, The National Academies, Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship

Event details:

How will the economic impact of expanding populations in need of healthcare, food, and fuel and suffering from environmental degradation and pandemic threats change how business is done globally? Will we be able to harness scientific breakthroughs to reach our social and economic goals? How will the workforce prepare for the scientific challenges ahead? What can governments do to stimulate innovation in the BioEconomy?

The BioEconomy Summit is the first global conference to convene leaders and provide forums for consideration, understanding and consensus-building regarding issues surrounding the rapidly evolving BioEconomy.

Speakers, panelists, and attendees will jointly consider and offer direction for the future of the BioEconomy and assess the potential for bio-based industries to significantly improve the health and well being of both the Earth and its inhabitants.

According to the Organization for Economic Coordination and Development (OECD), the BioEconomy is comprised of a broad range of economic activities, all benefiting from discoveries and related products and services arising out of the life sciences. In some parts of the world, the BioEconomy represents employment and economic development; elsewhere it offers hope for critical solutions and improvements in access to health, food, energy and environmental remediation.

The rapidly emerging BioEconomy contains pivotal opportunities to consider and leverage policies and actions which would affect the speed and success of developments to improve:

  • Medical treatments and patient health outcomes
  • Energy production
  • Global, national and local healthcare economics
  • Global food supply and security
  • Materials technology
  • The environment for investment and entrepreneurship that leads to these innovations



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