The place to present, debate and discover Life Sciences solutions,
to meet Life Sciences’ global leaders
and to exchange resources.
Life Sciences to change our world
formidable challenges need sound solutions. Challenges that affect life
itself are the most pressing. People need health. Societies need
stability. Our biosphere needs sustainability. Solving these challenges
requires genuine dialogue followed by committed action. More than ever,
our leaders must engage in purposeful discussion, notably with the
broad scientific community. Simultaneously, the scientific community
must keep its pulse on society.
BioVision is a forum for those
who aim to shape society with Life as their guiding principle. Every
two years, under the auspices of the Fondation Scientifique de Lyon,
leading global thinkers from the wide range of pure and applied
scientific disciplines gather with industry decisionmakers, government
policymakers and civil society advocates; all parties present, listen
to or argue solutions that reconcile our desire to develop with an
urgent need to rationalise. In essence, BioVision is an indispensable
bridge between society and science.
Since 1999, BioVision
attracts thousands of dedicated sages from all over the globe. Nobel
Prize Laureates, Presidents, deans of academia, renowned researchers,
CEOs, United Nations officials and NGO delegates gather for this unique
occasion to discuss the utilitarian side of the global agenda. They
attend BioVision hoping to transform empirical thinking into grassroots
This focus is precisely what makes this forum
attractive to the broader public. In an era where too much time is
wasted on claims and counter claims, the BioVision commitment to
solutions is both appealing and stimulating.
BioVision, we encourage science to focus on society and enable society to stay in tune with science.
In the heart of Lyon
takes place in the heart of Lyon, a French city and region with a
pioneering tradition in Life Sciences research and industry. BioVision
is a forum for those who want to shape our future in a scientifically
In 2009, BioVision will pursue its commitment to dialogue by introducing innovative discussion formats.
Identifying a problem is important, finding its solution is critical. BioVision focuses on the latter.
The World Life Sciences goes Online
THE WORLD LIFE SCIENCES FORUM GOES ONLINE:
THE QUEST FOR SOLUTIONS CONTINUES
interested in Life Sciences, worldwide, can now find and post Life
Sciences solutions on BioVisionSolutions.org, a unique collaborative
website launched today by the World Life Sciences Forum.
of the online platform is to emphasize the importance of solutions to
today’s growing crises. Top level scientists, renowned policymakers and
decisionmakers, media, civil society representatives and interested
citizens will find and post solutions on the website, and engage in a
discussion of these solutions.
Using a dynamic animated tag
cloud-based navigation header, visitors are invited to discover the
different issues and to debate Life Sciences. Pollution, climate
change, biodiversity, GMOs, water supply and sanitation, biofuels
production, waste management, brain imaging, urban epidemics,
biorobotics... are some of the life critical issues addressed.
formidable challenges need real world solutions. With the launch of its
online Life Sciences Solutions Finder, the World Life Sciences Forum
reinforces its commitment to encourage science to focus on society and
to enable society to stay in tune with science. BioVision invites all
those interested in Life Sciences to make a difference by posting their
Last Updated ( 04-01-2009 )
BioVision Media Advisory
BioVision, The World
Life Sciences Forum, announces its sixth edition to take place 8-11 March 2009
at the Lyon Convention Centre, France : the quest for solutions continues!
Last Updated ( 04-01-2009 )