The International summit on "Delivering economic value from synthetic biology: current challenges and opportunities" will be held in Syndey, Australia on 12 March 2012. The summit is open to all as part of the HUGO 2012 Meeting in Sydney.
The meeting will highlight the potential of the field and show how it can contribute to the bioeconomy. The Summit will provide a forum from which to engage in policy work to identify ways to enable synthetic biology. It will aim to :
- Provide a forum to discuss how synthetic biology can contribute to the bioeconomy.
- Discuss new infrastructure required to enable development of the field.
- Consider how they can operate systemically to foster more effective innovation and promote infrastructure development within resource and fiscal constraints.
- Consider the role of government in supporting infrastructure development to make the most of the benefits of synthetic biology for both individuals and society.
- Gather input from the international community, including international policy-makers and industrial participants.
- Develop policy recommendations to allow governments to develop the necessary infrastructure (physical, social, financial, governance) to foster development of, and derive benefit from the field.
- Determine areas in which the OECD can provide further policy insight and expertise.
Based on the outcomes of this meeting, the OECD will produce a summary of the main policy messages and a policy report later in 2012. The policy report will include recommendations to support governments in developing the necessary infrastructure (physical, social, financial, governance) to foster development of, and derive benefit from the field of synthetic biology.
Participation : The International Summit was open to all as part of the HUGO 2012 Meeting in Sydney.