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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 321488

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SIS

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 590 081,43

  • EU contribution

    € 3 960 810

Coordinated by:

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

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.
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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

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 172 270

UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 226 123

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 107 740

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 137 840,68

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 367 600

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 172 879

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 119 921

BIOFACTION KG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 203 655

VIVAGORA

France

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

United States

EU Contribution

€ 176 220

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 139 840

ZEBRALOG GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 215 345

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 29 960

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 109 250

DE VRIEND HUBRECHT CORNELIS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 68 988

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 142 850

SUOMEN BIOTAITEEN SEURA RY FORENINGEN FOR BIOKONST I FINLAND FINNISH SOCIETY OF BIOART FBAS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 89 880

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 340 636

GENEART AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 68 480

L'UNION EUROPEENNE DES ASSOCIATIONSDE JOURNALISTES SCIENTIFIQUES ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 32 000

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 71 690

HALLSTROM ANDERS NICLAS

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 40 448

STADT FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 60 080

ROWE EUGENE JOHN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 70 620

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 60 990

ACTION GROUP ON EROSION TECHNOLOGY AND CONCENTRATION CORPORATION

Canada

EU Contribution

€ 99 746,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 321488

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2013

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SIS

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 590 081,43

  • EU contribution

    € 3 960 810

Coordinated by:

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

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