Information and Matchmaking Biotechnology and Safety

To encourage the submission of proposals in the call Biotechnology and Safety and to stimulate formation of required project teams a matchmaking event is scheduled on September 15th, 2016 in Utrecht (location to announced) from 12.30pm.

Information and Matchmaking
The match making event is structured along the cross-cutting safety issues and areas of research described in the call brochure Biotechnology and Safety “New and future modern biotechnology techniques and applications in relation to environmental safety”.

Cross-cutting safety issues:

  • Creating inherent safety (session 1),
  • Finding new and alternative approaches to risk assessment and risk management (session 2),
  • Adapting the current risk assessment methods (session 3).

There are six areas to which these cross-cutting safety issues can be applied:

  • Advanced genome editing
  • Intentionally regulating gene expression
  • Modularization
  • New forms of life (protocells, non-natural DNA & amino acids)
  • Converging technologies
  • Safe and sustainable biotechnology

More information on these themes, the resulting matrix, as well as the submission criteria for proposals within this call we refer to the STW website and call brochure (link). 

For preparation purposes we have closed the registration. If you still wish to participate, please contact Titia Plantinga ( and provide here with your name/details and the sessions of 1st and 2nd choice.

We encourage you to bring your business cards and mobile phone for the interactive character of this information and matchmaking event. 

See you on September 15th, 2016.

participants registration
 participants registration