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Bio#Futures


Bio#Futures

Foreseeing and Exploring the Bioeconomy

von: Emmanuel Koukios, Anna Sacio-Szymanska

160,49 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 06.05.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9783030649692
Sprache: englisch

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This volume presents a timely recognition, warning and mapping of the fast approaching wave, or “bio-tsunami”, of global socio-technical transformation, built by a much wider spectrum of converging powers, including biotechnology, new agriculture, novel foods, health, quality of life, environment, energy, sustainability, education, knowledge management, and design of smart applications. The book contains eight sections corresponding to different clusters of bioeconomic and socio-technical change, as identified by the editors’ “Scanning the Horizon” foresight research; it also offers an integrated view of the future bioeconomy landscape though the convergence of several technologies that affect everyday life. The clusters offer methodologies for forecasting the future bioeconomy, and how these predictions can affect target-setting and the orientation of policies and actions to manage cultural and societal change, and achieve sustainable development in less developed areas. The book will be of interest to researchers, producers, logistics experts, policy makers, regulators, business and financial institutions, and biotechnologists (e.g. geneticists, food experts, etc.).
Part 1. Setting the Scene for Bio#Futures.- Chapter 1. Bioeconomy as a driver for upcoming 7th K-wave (2050–2100).- Chapter 2. What can we do? Participatory foresight for the bioeconomy transition.- Chapter 3. The Emergence of Bioeconomy in the 6th Kondratiev Wave of Change – A Horizon Scanning-Based Approach.- Part 2. Towards Circular Bioeconomy and Biosociety.- Chapter 4. Strategies for Rapid Transition to a Circular, Bio-based Society.- Chapter 5.- Circular Bioeconomy – A Path to Sustainable and Climate wise (Material) Economy?.- Chapter 6.- The Bioeconomy Perspectives in Transformation towards a Circular Economy in Poland.- Part 3. BioEcoJust Themes and Approaches.- Chapter 7. OPEN BIOFUTURES: the Challenge of maintaining Agency for long-term Futures.- Chapter 8. Sensing and Making Sense of Emergent BioEthos Using Futuring Games.- Chapter 9. Bioeconomy in maturation - A pathway towards a “good” bioeconomy or distorting silence on crucial matters?.- Part 4. Agro-Food and Healthcare Advancements.- Chapter 10. Technological Landscape of the Agriculture and Food Sector: A Long-Term Vision.- Chapter 11. Parallels between the Future for MedTech and Agri-Tech, Perspectives Drawing on the British Experience.- Chapter 12. Genomic vaccines for pandemic diseases in times of COVID-19: global trends and patent landscape.- Chapter 13. Non- Communicable Diseases in the era of precision medicine: an overview of the causing factors and prospects.- Chapter 14. Obstacles in the Adaptation of Biopesticides in India.- Chapter 15. Energy Solutions for Agricultural Machinery – From the Oil Era Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy.- Part 5. Sustainability Constraints and Prospects.- Chapter 16. Embedding Sustainability Strategies to Protect God's Gift: The Earth.- Chapter 17. Biological Degradation of Odorous Air Pollutants.- Chapter 18. A Systematic Approach for Assessing and Managing the Urban Bioeconomy.- Part 6. Innovative Energy Solutions.- Chapter 19. Innovation in Bioenergy - Factors Affecting Innovation in Biofuels.- Chapter 20. Increasing Flexibility of Biogas Plants Through the Application of Innovative Concepts.- Chapter 21. Case Study for Status and Exploration of Microalgae in Egypt.- Part 7. Bioeconomic Catalysts of Socio-Economic Development.- Chapter 22. Approaches on Bioeconomy Education.- Chapter 23. Bio-Economy as Proponent of Digital Meanings Society.- Chapter 24. New Humanism: A Vital Component of Sustainable Socio-Technical Change.- Part 8. The Way Ahead, Key Trends and Lessons.- Chapter 25. Bioeconomy in the 21st Century: Global Trends Analysis Perspectives.- Chapter 26. Responsible Innovation in Industry: The Role of a Firm's Multi-Stakeholder Network.- Chapter 27.- Inclusion and Resilience in the Bioeconomy.


Dr. Emmanuel Koukios is an Emeritus Professor at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Dr. Koukios is by formation a Chemical Engineer, a Bioresource Technologist, a Biomass Economist, and a Regional Development Scientist. His research group BIOTOPOS at NTUA is active in areas such as the engineering of biological systems, energy and chemicals from biomass, and technology management and strategy, with emphasis on the emergence of bioeconomy and biosociety. His relevant activities include chairing the Advisory Group of the European Commission’s FP7 Theme 2: KBBE (Knowledge-Based BioEconomy); coordinating the National Technology Foresight exercise in Greece; collaborating with the STAR*AgroEnergy Research Unit at the University of Foggia, Italy; and carrying out bioeconomy foresight research at the Institute for Sustainable Technologies at Radom, Poland.    


Dr Anna Sacio-Szymańska is an analyst and strategic accounts manager at Warsaw-based corporate foresight company 4CF. During her academic career of 15 years she was working at the Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute for Sustainable Technologies where she gained extensive knowledge and experience in the public sector research, sustainability and innovation management, and technology foresight activities. She has published on foresight-informed decision-making in public policy planning, in the business sector and in career development. She has been a scientific reviewer for the Horizon 2020 calls for proposals on Supporting the Development of Territorial Responsible Research and Innovation. She is a Vice-President of Foresight Europe Network, a Member of the Polish Node of The Millennium Project and a Member of the Polish Society for Futures Studies. In her recent foresight assignments she contributes to the research on the technology foresight on biometrics for the future of travel; and she develops a methodological approach to enhance the individual capability of Futures Literacy through the method of poetry-writing.
Discusses the fast-approaching wave ("bio-tsunami") of socio-technical transformation brought about by new applications of biosciences and biotechnologies Presents foresight mapping of the future of the bioeconomy by exploring the convergence of technological and innovation waves Includes bioscience and biotechnology applications in agriculture, food, health, energy, sustainability, and education
                        

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