EC pushes for boost in Biotechnology

On 20 March 2024, the European Commission proposed a series of targeted actions to boost biotechnology, which is one of the scientific areas in which UNIgreen specialises.

Among the actions proposed are the reinforcement of biotech-related skills through upskilling and reskilling opportunities, as well as enhancement of research infrastructures thanks to the development of the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Synthetic Biology Accelerator.

At the same time, the Commission is committed to stimulating market demand for bio-based products by ensuring they are recognised for their lower environmental impact compared to traditional petrochemical alternatives.

These new initiatives solidify the role of biotechnology, which the European Commission considers to be “one of the most promising technological areas of this century” due to the contributions it offers to “modernise (…) agriculture, forestry, energy, food and feed sectors and industry”.

Since biotechnology can also help achieve “a more competitive and resilient EU, that provides better healthcare to its citizens, and succeeds in its green and digital transitions”, it is expected to play an important role as the green transition continues in the EU.

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