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BioProducts Workshop

(project status: completed)

In March 2007, KIS worked with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to organize a one-day workshop to develop plausible scenarios for the development of the Canadian bioeconomy between now and 2025 and to identify some of the policy, infrastructure and knowledge development issues that are likely to arise in these scenarios.

Background
In past few years many economic, scientific, and political forces have combined to create a great deal of interest in the development of a global bioproducts industry. If Canada is going to play a significant role in emerging global industry it is important that economic policies and infrastructure be aligned so the sector can innovate and take maximum advantage of opportunities as they develop.

Deliverables
On March 26, 2007 nine individuals convened in Saskatoon, SK to develop scenarios and research questions for AAFC. Prior to attending the workshop each participant was provided with four future scenarios for the development of the Canadian bioeconomy to the year 2025. Each scenario was differentiated by estimates for oil prices, economic growth and public concern for GHG mitigation. A final report summarizing the group discussion and offering lessons learned was submitted to AAFC in October 2007.

For more information:
Kathy Lang 966-8419 or click to email the KIS Project
Richard Gray: Click to email Richard Grey

 

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