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Review of technology development in the biosciences

Key findings and 7 high-level recommendations from BBSRC's review of its technology development portfolio and associated support mechanisms.



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The development of technology is an integral part of contemporary bioscience and an area of strategic interest for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

In 2021, BBSRC initiated a comprehensive review of its technology development portfolio.

The aim of the review was to:

  • assess the efficacy of BBSRC’s current support system for technology development and identify potential gaps that need to be addressed
  • identify future trends in the technology development space
  • review and propose a range of options to address any concerns or gaps identified during the review process

This report presents the findings of BBSRC’s review of technology development in the biosciences and provides 7 key recommendations for future consideration.

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