Canberra, Australia, 08 Oct 2004
BIOS is fundamentally an effort to develop new innovation systems for market failures and for neglected priorities.
BIOS holds to a '3-D' philosophy espoused by its founding institute, CAMBIA.
Democratize, Decentralize and Diversify. These basic tenets of social, economic, and environmental responsibility can equally be applied to the harnessing of science and human creativity for improving the quality of life, and for promoting sound business and prosperous communities.
Design, Develop, Disseminate. Grand philosophical ambitions must be grounded with practical tools for achieving the goals in meaningful timeframe. The communications and information technology revolutions afford a unique ability to harvest and share information, knowledge and wisdom within and between communities that have been marginalized or inadequately served.
In so doing, we greatly multiply the potential for public good. However, to do so requires paradigmatic shifts in the culture of innovation, law, capital, intellectual property and indeed of business.
Hence BIOS and the BioForge.
The BIOS initiative will foster democratic innovation in the application of biological technologies, through the merging of
- intellectual property informatics and analysis,
- innovation system structural reform, and
- cooperative open access technology development activities.
We are developing a web community to tangibly advance this ambitious activity to reform biological innovation. Our goal is to empower diverse innovators and engage creative spirit of many more people in crafting solutions to their own problems, be they in food and agriculture, natural resource management, public health or medicine.
This experiment will test our understanding of the limits of this web space, in that we need to initiate threads of productive discussion, and undertake practical activities towards such challenges as:
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