Worldview: A Global Biotechnology Perspective

Scientific American will release the third annual Worldview: A Global Biotechnology Perspective at this year’s BIO International Convention.  Created in partnership with BIO, the publication explores the diverse economic regions of the world, highlighting success stories, policy achievements, cutting-edge science and the unique challenges that lie ahead. This year’s report focuses on BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) country efforts to build local biotechnology hubs. 

Worldview 2011 will feature the third annual Scientific American’s Worldview Bio-Innovation Scorecard, a review of individual country programs and policies aimed at growing local innovative biotechnology sectors. The Scorecard combines traditional statistical metrics with several hard-to-define “intangible” elements to create a “Bio-Innovation Quotient”, or B.I.Q. for each region.  Countries with the top five innovation scores in 2010 included the U.S., Singapore, Canada, Sweden, and Denmark.

On the related podcast, hear from:

Jeremy Abbate, Publishing Director, Scientific American Worldview
Mike May, Editorial Director, Scientific American Worldview
Yali Friedman, Editor, SA Worldview Scorecard