Recognizing the impact that biological research has on a significant portion of the Nation’s economy, President Barack Obama recently announced that his Administration will develop a National Bioeconomy Blueprint.
In a blog post, Mary Maxon, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Assistant Director for Biological Research, and Mike Stebbins, OSTP Assistant Director for Biotechnology, stated that “by better leveraging America’s national investments in biological research and development, the Administration aims to stimulate the growth of high-wage, high-skill jobs while improving the lives of all Americans.”
The OSTP would like your help with prioritizing approaches to building the US bioeconomy. The National Bioeconomy Blueprint will identify needs and goals, including:
- strategies to meet grand challenges in lean budget times;
- commercialization and entrepreneurship opportunities to open new markets;
- research and development investments in areas that will provide the foundation for the bioeconomy;
- enhancements of workforce training to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers for the bioeconomy jobs of the future;
- regulatory reforms that will reduce unnecessary burdens and impediments while protecting health and safety, and
- bioeconomy public-private partnerships to accelerate innovation in key areas.
Seize this opportunity to share your ideas with the OSTP!
Send your response as an attachment to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 6, 2011. Please note that your response, including your name and affiliation will eventually be posted by OSTP, so you should not include proprietary or confidential information.