In recognition of the growing importance of the knowledge-based bio-economy, the European Commission - in collaboration with the UK Presidency of the EU (second half of 2005) - organised an international conference in Brussels (BE) on 15 and 16 September 2005. The gathering was held under the slogan ‘Transforming life sciences knowledge into new, sustainable, eco-efficient and competitive products’.
To examine the new perspectives presented by this emerging paradigm, a special synthesis report of the discussions and finding of the Brussels conference has been produced. This can be downloaded electronically (PDF - 2,86 Mb) from this web page. To order a hard copy please send an email to Research DG contacts.