This third industrial dialogue of the SMART-map project held in Manchester on 9-10 March was focused on responsible development in synthetic biology and it was brought together by two of the SMART-map partners, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.
The participants ranged from university researchers working in synthetic biology to social scientists, industry players from small biotech and large multinationals but also regulators and members of civil society organisations.
At the end of the two-day workshop, they came up with three different tools to embed responsible research and innovation in synthetic biology.
In this short video, she gives an overview of the synthetic biology situation in the UK, especially with regard to responsible innovation.
The results of this first Dialogue on synthetic Biology will be compared with the outcomes of the mirror Dialogue, which will be held in June in Budapest.