This presentation focuses on the Brazilian social and market scenarios in bioeconomy; the institutional competencies for the bioeconomy industry is explored from their scientific and technological production, linked with innovation capabilities for biotechnological catch up - property rights, funding opportunities, research partnerships and regulatory issues; social, technological and organizational innovation aspects and cases are presented, as well some global biotechnology market foresight summaries at biodiversity, bioenergy and other green economy issues.
Prof. Ester Dal Poz is a Bioeconomics Professor at University of Campinas, Sao Paulo State, Brazil; she has been working with an evolutionary approach in industry transitions and sustainability governance, concerning the biotechnology innovation aspects for new markets. She is the coordinator of the Sao Paulo Urban Living Laboratory, an EU Belmont Forum Initiative for innovation and sustainability on food, water and energy nexus. Her current research projects are: British Council BBRSC for Bioethanol Markets (since 2009), Brazilian Plant Genomics for Climate Change (since 2017) and Reniva Project (since 2016), a social innovation project in Cassava production for 17 million of small farmholders in Brazil.
Ester is a innovation policy consultant for governments and industry; she has been, till one year ago, from the Board of Directors of the Innovation Agency of her university.