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Synthetic biology – Engaging with New and Emerging Science and Technology in Responsible Governance of the Science and Society Relationship

Objective

Synthetic biology (SynBio) offers huge potential for applications in energy, health and the environment. It also brings with it various challenges such as regulatory issues of biosafety, biosecurity and intellectual property rights, as well as potential environmental and socio-economic risks in developing countries. As yet, however, there is scant public knowledge about the technology. It is thus essential to establish an open dialogue between stakeholders concerning SynBio’s potential benefits and risks and to explore possibilities for its ‘collaborative shaping’ on the basis of public participation. SYN-ENERGY will organise a wide range of mobilisation and mutual learning processes relating to these challenges. Besides a number of well-established European and international networks, the consortium encompasses and can mobilise a wide variety of stakeholders from science, industry, civil society, policy, education, art and other areas. Learning processes will contribute to a better understanding of SynBio research and innovation and to enhanced public engagement, while at the same time stimulating reflection on novel approaches to an inclusive governance framework that is capable of fostering responsible research and innovation. The processes will involve citizens and specific publics through well-established and innovative means of engagement, and will support the convergence of stakeholders and perspectives. Activities will be structured by four platforms, highlighting SynBio’s future, public, cultural and research & innovation perspectives. The iterative mutual learning process within SYN-ENERGY will be open to change in order to accommodate the dynamics of an emergent field. By dint of its approach, design and consortium, SYN-ENERGY will be a Science in Society activity with significant impact, raising public awareness of SynBio and yielding benefits for involved stakeholders, public discourse and European policy making in an international context.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1
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Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 506 080,82
Administrative Contact
Irina Schott (Ms.)

Participants (27)

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 129 677
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Bogner (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 270
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Finerty (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE
France
EU contribution
€ 226 123
Address
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Mereu (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 107 740
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurens Landeweerd (Dr.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 137 840,68
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lone Ladegaard Laursen (Ms.)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 367 600
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Barbara Buis (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 172 879
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vittorio Domenichelli (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 119 921
Address
Hugstetter Strasse 49
79106 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Dreyer (Mr.)
BIOFACTION KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 203 655
Address
Kundmanngasse 39/12
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Schmidt Markus (Dr.)
VIVAGORA

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France
Address
Rue De La Tombe Issoire 103
75014 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean-Jacques Perrier (Mr.)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
United States
EU contribution
€ 176 220
Address
Pennsylvania Avenue Nw 1300
20004 3027 Washiington Dc
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eleonore Pauwels (Ms.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 139 840
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Kupper (Dr.)
ZEBRALOG GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 215 345
Address
Chausseestrasse 8 Aufgang E
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sebastian Basedow (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 29 960
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Panke (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 109 250
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfred Nordmann (Prof.)
DE VRIEND HUBRECHT CORNELIS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 68 988
Address
Hogesteeg 9
3972 JS Driebergen Rijsenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Huib De Vriend (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 142 850
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heleen Verhage (Ms.)
SUOMEN BIOTAITEEN SEURA RY FORENINGEN FOR BIOKONST I FINLAND FINNISH SOCIETY OF BIOART FBAS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 89 880
Address
Kaasutehtaankatu 1
00180 Helsinki
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Erich Berger (Mr.)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 340 636
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Catherine Franche (Ms.)
GENEART AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 68 480
Address
Josef-engert-strasse 9
93053 Regensburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Liss (Dr.)
L'UNION EUROPEENNE DES ASSOCIATIONSDE JOURNALISTES SCIENTIFIQUES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 32 000
Address
Quay Lezay Marnesia 1
67000 Strasbourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Hanns J Neubert (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 71 690
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Irena Brinar (Mrs.)
HALLSTROM ANDERS NICLAS
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 40 448
Address
Norby Kallvag 4
75645 Uppsala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niclas Hällström (Mr.)
STADT FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 60 080
Address
Rathausplatz 2-4
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tobias Drapp
ROWE EUGENE JOHN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 70 620
Address
Wellington Road 12
NR2 3HT Norwich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eugene Rowe (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 60 990
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liv-Grethe Gudmundsen (Ms.)
ACTION GROUP ON EROSION TECHNOLOGY AND CONCENTRATION CORPORATION
Canada
EU contribution
€ 99 746,50
Address
Metcalfe Street - Suite 206 180
K2P IP5 Ottawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Joelle Deschambault (Ms.)