Trend Analysis Biotechnology 2007
Today biotechnology is having a growing impact on social and economic developments on a worldwide scale. To exploit its many opportunities maximally and make the proper choices regarding its various interrelated dilemmas, the Dutch government should be alert and adequate in its adopted policy approach. This trend analysis report focuses on eight ongoing trends that deserve particular attention from politicians and policymakers. In addressing these trends, three recurring and interconnected elements stand out: the pressure of globalization on national policy space, issues associated with public-private collaboration, and regulation that no longer ties in with global technological developments.