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  • 11-December-2019

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    OECD Recommendation on Responsible Innovation in Neurotechnology

    This Recommendation aims to provide guidance for governments and innovators to anticipate and address the ethical, legal and social challenges raised by novel neurotechnologies while promoting innovation in the field.

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  • 29-October-2019

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    Key nanotechnology indicators

    Indicators include nanotech firms, nanotech R&D, public sector R&D expenditure and nanotechnology patents.

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  • 29-October-2019

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    Key biotechnology indicators

    Statistics on biotechnology firms, biotechnology R&D (including public sector expenditures), biotech applications and patents.

  • 17-October-2019

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    Policy initiatives for health and the bioeconomy

    This document presents and compares 12 policy initiatives from OECD countries with a focus on policy objectives, target groups, sectoral priorities, budget, time horizon, selection criteria, international collaboration, and evaluation of the initiatives.

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  • 11-October-2019

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    Responsible innovation in neurotechnology enterprises

    Novel neurotechnology offers significant potential but raises a range of unique ethical, legal, and policy questions that business models will have to address. This paper is the result of analytical work on the opportunities and challenges of implementing responsibility frameworks into neurotechnology translation at major brain research initiatives and in the private sector.

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  • 5-September-2019

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    Innovation ecosystems in the bioeconomy

    Building on qualitative case studies and interviews, this study reveals the diverse ways countries are seeking to achieve goals set by national bioeconomy strategies and policies. It generates both common and country-specific insights that can enable the transition from a fossil-based economy to a more sustainable one.

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  • 27-November-2018

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    Realising the circular bioeconomy

    The bioeconomy, and then the circular economy, have gained political traction over the past decade. While there are synergies to be exploited, there are also potential misalignments. This paper attempts to highlight policy issues that will confront countries.

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  • 7-September-2018

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    Workshop on Minding Neurotechnology: Delivering responsible innovation for health and well-being

    This workshop, held in Shanghai on 6-7 September 2018, focused on exploring some of the unique ethical, legal and policy challenges raised by health-related applications of brain science and its integration into cutting-edge neurotechnologies. A key aim was to provide a forum for innovators to discuss strategies for delivering responsible innovation in neurotechnology for health and well-being applications.

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  • 24-May-2018

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    Gene editing for advanced therapies: Governance, policy and society

    Recent breakthroughs in gene editing techniques have ushered in a new era for gene editing and health innovation. This report is the result of an expert meeting to explore the core scientific, legal, regulatory and societal challenges facing the responsible development and use of gene editing in somatic cells for advanced therapies.

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  • 24-May-2018

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    Issues in neurotechnology governance

    Governments, funders and companies around the world are making unprecedented investments in brain research and the development of neurotechnologies. This report provides a summary of main discussion points emerging from an expert consultation that aimed to identify and classify cutting-edge neurotechnologies and the ethical, legal, social, economic and cultural issues that arise with them.

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