The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Twenty-first century bioeconomy: global challenges of biological knowledge for health and agriculture

Wield, David; Hanlin, Rebecca; Mittra, James and Smith, James (2013). Twenty-first century bioeconomy: global challenges of biological knowledge for health and agriculture. Science and Public Policy, 40(1) pp. 17–24.

Full text available as:
[img]
Preview
PDF (Accepted Manuscript) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (213kB) | Preview
URL: http://spp.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/scs116? ...
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scs116
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

Investment in biotechnology has yielded relatively disappointing results and illustrates the gap between the promise and reality of new science. This begs the question: Does research on ‘life’ bring different complexities and uncertainties that act as a barrier to the application of new biology in global health and agriculture? There has been high-quality research on the social and ethical impacts of new biology and on the economics of biotechnology but few systematic and integrated attempts to undertake interdisciplinary research and address these constraints. This paper provides an original empirical analysis of contemporary and future understandings of the bioeconomy using a co-evolutionary and interactive approach to examine the extent to which it may be different from other technological transformations. We focus on the Innogen Centre’s extensive research results on three important and contemporary themes: food and energy security, life science and healthcare translational medicine, and global health.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
ISSN: 0302-3427
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Keywords: global bioeconomy; food; energy; health; medicine
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
Item ID: 36381
Depositing User: Rebecca Hanlin
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 15:35
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 13:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36381
Share this page:

Metrics

Altmetrics from Altmetric

Citations from Dimensions

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU