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Big growth forecasted for Synthetic biology with applications in medical, energy, chemical, environmental, agriculture, and military

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Synthetic biology, the design and construction of biological devices and systems, which had been at nascent stage recently has started entering the commercial market. Marked by extensive research and development activities, the global market for synthetic biology reached a valuation of US$1.7 bn in 2012, states a report by Transparency …

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China plans to boost Scientific and Military Innovation through Civilian Military Integration, Medium to Long-term National R&D plans

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President Xi Jinping has urged the armed forces, “fully implement the innovation-driven development strategy, put combat capacity at the centre of its work, and step up theoretical and technological innovation.”  At a key Communist Party meeting in October, Xi identified innovation as the most critical of five concepts for development, …

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UK MOD’s innovation initiative includes creating civil-military synergies, British DARPA and increasing research capacity and business innovation

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In a major speech at the University of Oxford, the Defence Secretary announced the formation of a world class panel which will help challenge and drive the Ministry of Defence’s innovation agenda. The Panel will be charged with driving forward the MOD’s Innovation Initiative, which aims to encourage imagination, ingenuity and …

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Keeping the Technological Edge: Leveraging outside Innovation to Sustain the Department of Defense’s Technological Advantage

160301-N-GB257-003 CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 1, 2016) Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter, Chief of Naval Research/Director, Innovation Technology Requirements and Test & Evaluation (N84) chats with young men visiting SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic as part of the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative in Charleston, S.C. Winter discussed the innovative research and development underway at Navy labs such as SSC Atlantic, and career opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). After being welcomed by SSC Atlantic Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Heller, the young men were treated to a full day of events, including hands-on activities, dynamic talks and lab tours, all of which demonstrated how SSC Atlantic rapidly delivers cyber warfighting capability from seabed to space. Launched in 2014, "My Brother's Keeper" (MBK) is a challenge to cities, towns, counties and tribes across the country to become MBK communities that implement a coherent cradle-to-college-and-career strategy for improving the life outcomes of young men, regardless of who they are, where they come from or the circumstances into which they are born. (U.S. Navy photo by Joseph Bullinger/Released)

The technology environment across the world today is evolving to one where having one country have a technological advantage over another is not just … going to be in our future,” said Air Force Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of the Air Force Material Command headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. With …

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Russia’s Advanced Research Foundation advancing as an answer to US DARPA

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Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects (Russian: Фонд перспективных исследований) is an advanced military research agency, created in 2012, on the lines of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Russia’s “DARPA”, the Foundation for Advanced Studies (FPI), should play a leading role in both prioritising tasks and ensuring …

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