London, UK, 24th February 2016
Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP launched the the UK Synthetic Biology Strategic Plan 2016 — Biodesign for the Bioeconomy at SynbiCITE at Imperial College London, the UK innovation and knowledge centre for synthetic biology on 24th February 2016.
This strategic plan, published by the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC), aims to accelerate the commercialisation of synthetic biology products and services with clear public benefit, building upon the strength of the UK research base. It focuses on five key areas of strategic importance:
Accelerating industrialisation and commercialisation
Maximising the capability of the innovation pipeline
Building an expert workforce
Developing a supportive business environment, and
Building value from national and international partnerships.