The exponential development of emerging and potentially disruptive biotechnologies has broadened their applicability, improving the quality and quantity of products in a wide variety of sectors (wellbeing, environment, food, etc.), improving quality of life and becoming an important economic engine.
Given that biotechnology has become crucial for industrial growth, an important objective is to deliver added value by securing an important market share for leading European industries. In addition, Europe continues to excel in its scientific know-how and the means to discover new biotechnological ideas. However, for Europe to retain its comparative advantage in biotechnology, sustained investments are needed both for feeding its research base and for translating knowledge into tangible industrial innovation. Moreover, streamlined governance for new biotechnologies will facilitate reaching their full potential.
These biotechnology topics will support European industry through the continued development of cutting-edge biotechnologies, new biotechnologies for the global challenge of environmental protection and breakthrough solutions to transform industrial processes using environmentally friendly and sustainable methods outcompeting conventional alternatives.