During the recent London 2012 Olympic Games, Dutch companies played a leading role in supplying athletes with cutting-edge sports technology, from high-tech clothing and boats to nutrition and training techniques. Just as developments in technology can help elite athletes to achieve their aims, successful concepts can also generate revenue for business. Various Dutch companies are already world market leaders in their field, and the export value of the Dutch sports industry totals around €1.1 billion.
We talk to Nilsy Desaint from EuropaBio about Biotechnology and the role it plays in a modern world.
Biotechnology has a huge potential in alleviating environmental, human health and economic challenges.
In 2011, the Colombian Government approved a policy aimed at promoting biotechnology and the sustainable use of biological resources (CONPES 3697), as part of the current National Development Plan (Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2010-2014). The aim is to establish the conditions necessary to attract private and public investment in biotechnological endeavours. These include legislation that will allow access to genetic and biological resources, commercialization of products and the establishment of venture capital funds for investment.
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