Meetings / Conferences / Agendas


12-November-2012

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Global Forum on Biotechnology: The Evolving Promise of the Life Sciences

The OECD and the ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum jointly organised a one-day Forum on 12 November 2012 in Paris. The event was both retrospective and forward-looking. The forum concluded that the promise of biotechnology is not set but evolves with fresh scientific knowledge, novel laws and regulations. The future of biotechnology needs to also integrate social and cultural dimensions.

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12-October-2012

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Symposium on Monitoring Global Threats: The Contribution of Satellite Technologies

This symposium will highlight some of the key results from ongoing OECD work on innovative technologies for tackling major societal challenges. Specifically, it draws on a series of five special workshops organised in the first half of 2012 which examined space technologies’ current and future contribution to surveillance and early warning on global threats.

7-June-2012

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Final ICTNET Conference on the Economic Impact of ICT: Policy Drivers and Economic Evidence (OECD, Paris, 25-26 June 2012)

This conference aimed to provide policy-makers with evidence and tools to measure the economic impact of ICTs, assess the effectiveness of their current policies and feed into the ICT policy agenda for the years to come.

18-April-2012

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Symposium on New Science-Based Tools for Anticipating and Responding to Global Crises (Paris, 18 April 2012)

This event explored the prospects of providing innovative, actionable information and advice to policymakers and other stakeholders, based on the results of contemporary research on complex dynamic systems.

26-March-2012

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OECD Conference on the Environmental Uses of Micro-organisms, 26-27 March 2012, Paris, France

The conference will cover developments and the state-of-the art of environmental microbiology, as it is applied for biotechnological purposes, and the role of genetic engineering of micro-organisms intended for use in the environment, now and in the near future.

3-February-2012

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The Forum on Synthetic Biology: Challenges and Opportunities for Australia

The Forum will explore topics such as regulatory considerations, skills and research support, intellectual property and community engagement. In addition, discussions will also focus on links between a ‘bioeconomy’ and synthetic biology.

3-February-2012

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International summit on "Delivering economic value from synthetic biology: current challenges and opportunities" (Sydney, Australia, 12 March 2012)

This forum explored topics such as regulatory considerations, skills and research support, intellectual property and community engagement. In addition, discussions will also focus on links between a ‘bioeconomy’ and synthetic biology.

19-January-2012

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OECD/European Commission/Nordic Innovation Joint Workshop on the Future of Eco-Innovation: The Role of Business Models in the Green Transformation (Copenhagen, 19-20 January 2012) - Draft Agenda

This workshop aims to showcase good practices of radical and systemic eco-innovations and enhance understanding of the role that new business models can play, and will also draw lessons for industry and policy makers to accelerate the deployment and diffusion of promising environmental technologies and solutions. The workshop will also serve to establish a network of experts and innovators and identify potential future work for the

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