Biotechnology for Tomorrow's World : Scenarios to Guide Directions for Future Innovation

Cornelissen, M. and Małyska, A. and Nanda, A.K. and Lankhorst, R.K. and Parry, M.A.J. and Saltenis, V.R. and Pribil, M. and Nacry, P. and Inzé, D. and Baekelandt, A. (2021) Biotechnology for Tomorrow's World : Scenarios to Guide Directions for Future Innovation. Trends in Biotechnology, 39 (5). pp. 438-444. ISSN 0167-7799

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Depending on how the future will unfold, today's progress in biotechnology research has greater or lesser potential to be the basis of subsequent innovation. Tracking progress against indicators for different future scenarios will help to focus, emphasize, or de-emphasize discovery research in a timely manner and to maximize the chance for successful innovation. In this paper, we show how learning scenarios with a 2050 time horizon help to recognize the implications of political and societal developments on the innovation potential of ongoing biotechnological research. We also propose a model to further increase open innovation between academia and the biotechnology value chain to help fundamental research explore discovery fields that have a greater chance to be valuable for applied research.

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Trends in Biotechnology
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