Dissemination Targets

 A two-community targeted dissemination agenda:

COMMUNITY A Emerging Bio-Economy Actors:

  • Researchers A (biotech, bioenergy, biosystems)
  • Industries (farming, biobased sectors & services) 
  • Consumers (food, health, quality of life) 

 

COMMUNITY B Management, Policy & Strategy Actors:

  • Researchers B (foresight, sustainability)
  • Policy Makers (decision support, regional development)
  • Society (education, employment, “green” growth)

 

Dissemination Impacts on Key Actors 

 Major Stakeholders

  • BUSINESS; early identification of key technological convergence areas;
  • RESEARCH POLICY: Affecting target-setting and orientation of research;
  • SOCIETY: Speeding up notice of most disrupting bio-tsunami effects;
  • GOVERNMENT: Formulating future world models, taking into account technological convergence trends;
  • RESEARCH: Providing researchers with methods and tools to foster reflexivity and help assess impact of technological development on society;
  • REGIONAL: Enable less developed EU areas (rural, former industrial, mountain, coastal, fragile ecosystems) to plan ahead for their sustainable development.

 

  • European Union
  • Creation of multidisciplinary centres and sci-biz networks as a priority of smart specialization strategies of the EU;
  • Methodological/practical guidance for such centres and networks to set, manage, monitor and assess priorities.

 

  • Host Institution
  • Closer integration of research among technical and socio-economic departments of the Institute;
  • Benchmark the Institute’s Technology Assessment approach with the approaches used by other centres analysed by the Fellow;
  • Recommend original mix of methods for interdisciplinary foresight and interactions of sci-biz-gov-soc stakeholder
  • The Institute carries our yearly foresight exercises as part of its statutory mission; so, the Host’s 2017 schedule will be modified appropriately to accommodate research and training needs of the Fellowiship’s agenda
  • A number of joint future projects plans will follow

 

  • Research Fellow
  • Capitalizing on his lessons of a long and global experience in more than 10 research and education organisations, and more than 100 projects;
  • Developing additional skills to provide proper guidance and valuable advice to regions and companies, which will thus benefit from the bio-tsunami and achieve their smart specialization and/ or avoid harmful effects and other threats

 

  • Science, Civilisation and Society
  • Early identification of key technological convergence areas;
  • Affecting target-setting and orientation of research;
  • Speeding up notice of most disrupting bio-tsunami effects;
  • Formulating future world models, taking into account the technological convergence trends;
  • Providing cultures and societies with efficient tools to shape their future, and enrich their power to manage change;
  • Enable less developed EU areas (rural, former industrial, mountain, coastal, fragile ecosystems, etc.) to plan ahead for their sustainable development.

 

Dissemination Strategy 

According to the actor/stakeholder concerned:

  • RESEARCH – Bioeconomy: Publications – papers in journals and conferences;
  • RESEARCH – Foresight: Monograph – Network Newsletters (FEN) – other papers;
  • BUSINESS: Workshops on opportunities – Follow up projects;
  • SOCIETY: Workshops with students and young professionals;
  • POLICY: Workshops with decision makers

 

Public View and Value 

  • The Public should CARE as there is a lot at stake: health, food, quality of life, skills, employment, risks, safety, water, environment, mobility, …;
  • The Public should be fully AWARE of major developments, and not only partially, as e.g. in some popular bio-applications;
  • The Public should become an ACTIVE player in the socio-technical change arenas, esp. those with a forward-looking agenda;
  • The Public should be the recipient of well-oriented POPULARISING actions promoting the Knowledge Society, setting new R&D agendas, and creating informed Citizens.