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International academics, researchers, and government representatives met from 4th to 6th of October, 2017 at UQ (Brisbane, Australia) to explore the role of biotechnology on future economies. Organised by UQ in collaboration with TUM, the symposium reflected growing global interest in achieving a sustainable bioeconomy, and explored measures and challenges identified by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission. The symposium expanded upon existing research initiatives, identified new opportunities for joint projects, and supported broad academic collaboration between UQ and TUM, especially in the fields of healthy and safe foods, renewable resources, and bioprocesses engineering. Tripartite collaboration with Brazil – a bioproduct powerhouse – was also strengthened.

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