Been reading the “National Bioeconomy Blueprint” from the WhiteHouse. It is is definitely worth checking out (for some background information see his blog post from the White House: National Bioeconomy Blueprint Released | The White House and this NY Times article White House Promotes a Bioeconomy – NYTimes.com from last month). Also check out the main page describing this document: National Bioeconomy Blueprint | The White House.
The blueprint outlines five main objectives:
- Support R&D investments that will provide the foundation for the future U.S. bioeconomy.
- Facilitate the transition of bioinventions from research lab to market, including an increased focus on translational and regulatory sciences.
- Develop and reform regulations to reduce barriers, increase the speed and predictability of regulatory processes, and reduce costs while protecting human and environmental health.
- Update training programs and align academic institution incentives with student training for national workforce needs.
- Identify and support opportunities for the development of public-private partnerships and precompetitive collaborations—where competitors pool resources, knowledge, and expertise to learn from successes and failures.