Collection/compilation agency: The biotechnology survey is an initiative of the Office for Scientific Technical and Cultural Affairs (Federal Science Policy). The Limburgs Universitair Centrum (Center for Statistics, ITEO), the University of Liege (CRGB) and Vlerick Management school are responsible for the practical organisation of the survey (data collection and analyses).
Scope: Biotechnology firms and research laboratories (public and universities).
Frequency: 2003 (2004 ongoing).
Definition used: OECD definition of biotechnology. “Biotechnology refers to the application of R&D to living organisms as well as parts, products and models thereof, to alter living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods and services”.
As a means to evaluate the definition above a list with activities was provided. The activities that were applicable had to be crossed.
Classification used: See definition used.
Output: The final report is expected to be released in 2004.
Contact comments: N/A
Future plans (plans for new collections, strategies, experiences etc.): The planning of the biotechnology survey for 2004 is ongoing.
Federal Science policy: http://www.belgium.be/eportal/
Limburgs Universitair Centrum: http://www.luc.ac.be
Vlerick Management School: http://www.vlerick.be/
Survey attached in annex