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Responsible Bioentrepreneurs

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The principles of responsible bioentrepreneurship are a call for multiple stakeholders to engage in a manifold discourse driving a solution-oriented innovation process.

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  1. As a bioentrepreneur, one can understand ‘researchers hoping to commercialize their research, and […] those working for and with young life science companies’ [1].

  2. Responsible Innovation and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) are often used as synonyms in the literature. RRI was originally defined as ‘[…] a transparent, interactive process by which societal actors and innovators become mutually responsive to each other with a view to the (ethical) acceptability, sustainability and societal desirability of the innovation process and its marketable products (in order to allow a proper embedding of scientific and technological advances in our society).’ [14].

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Bolz, K., Volkmann, C. Responsible Bioentrepreneurs. Nanoethics 13, 147–150 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-019-00342-7

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Keywords

  • Responsible innovation
  • Bioentrepreneur
  • Biotechnology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable development