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#BIOWC16: Partnering for Educational Impact

April 7, 2016
The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is just two weeks away and the opportunities to find new partners are endless.  As the premiere convener for the industrial biotechnology industry, BIO offers its attendees multiple ways to meet, learn and collaborate over existing and new business and technology ideas. But new this year, Novozymes is adding a unique partnering opportunity.NZ_Primary_logo_P7449

We’re hosting a collaborative workshop focused solely on education.

We all know that our industry holds the technology keys to better ways of healing, fueling and feeding the world.  But if the public doesn’t understand our technology or worse yet, fears it, we will hit a dead end.  As a result, the world may never reduce hunger, radically cut CO2 emissions or transition from petrochemicals to biochemicals.

Education is perhaps the most important key on our keychain. This key can help unlock the minds of our future colleagues, consumers and citizens.  Many of us already undertake various programs to educate youth, talk to large audiences or engage on social media. But we can and must expand our reach.

One million people

That’s the ambitious target that Novozymes set in 2015. By 2020, we aim to educate one million people on the potential of biology.

While this effort will definitely benefit our industry as a whole, it will not have the richness and diversity it needs and deserves without you as a partner. Pooling our collective insight and expertise together will help us find the sustainable answers needed to meet this goal.

Educating one million people will require a clear focus and effort. We believe education is an absolute necessity for the future success of our industry. Biotechnology offers enormous potential benefits for the world. But society will not embrace biotech solutions if they are not understood.

Novozymes invites you to join us at World Congress in a collaborative workshop entitled Bridging the gap: Building a young scientist pipeline for a more diverse science future” on Tuesday, April 19, from 10:30-12:00 p.m. Together with industry leaders, let’s innovate how we can inspire and excite the next generation.

Speakers for the Workshop include:

  • Adam Monroe, President, Novozymes President, Americas

  • Dr. Debbie Yaver, Director of Expression Technology, Genomics, and Bioinformatics, Novozymes

  • Larry Walker, Editor, Industrial Biotechnology Journal and retired Cornell University Professor

We hope to see you there!