Figures

 

                   Figure 1: Convergence of technologies – Findings from the Greek Foresight exercise

 Where, 1-13 are the 13 technology areas as approached by the National Foresight panels; XY vectors show the effect of technology X on technology Y; the number of stars shows the degree of convergence (* = low, ** = medium, *** = high); the overall convergence-driving effects caused by and upon a technology are shown in the last column and row, respectively, as X=low, M=medium, Y=high; SOURCE: [GSRT, 2005]. 

 

 

 Βj: Bio-sciences

& Bioengineering

Αi : Economic and Other Fields of Bj Applications

Α1

Α2

Α3

Α4

Αm

Β1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Β2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Β3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Β4

 

 

Β44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Βn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

                Figure 2: Defining bioeconomy by a 2-dimensional martix

 

Where:

·        Β1Β2Β3 etc. are the groups of specific scientific knowledge, processes, techniques and methods; e.g. molecular biology, genetic engineering, biochemical engineering, bio-economics; and

·        Α1Α2Α3 etc. are the specific application fields, sectors and areas, of varying extent, for B1, B2, B3 etc.; e.g., agriculture, stock raising, aquaculture, food industry, metal processing, healthcare, energy and fuels, protection of the environment. SOURCE: [Koukios, 2015].   

 

               Figure 3: Three bioeconomy scenarios for different converging technologies mixes.
SOURCE: [Koukios, 2005].
 
                 Figure 4: A vision of the New World as expected to be transformed 
by emerging bio-tsunami and converging technologies
SOURCE: ECN Study for year 2050.
















Figure 5: The catastrophic results of a "real" tsunami - A photo from South-East Asia

                                                                               SOURCE: INTERNET