“Biotechnology, along with AI, is the central key technology of the 21st century”
What do vanilla ice cream and Corona vaccine have in common? Both products contain biotechnology, as do many other products that accompany us in everyday life — bread, wine, apple juice, medicines, shampoo and even sneakers. But what exactly is biotechnology? It encompasses all technical applications in which humans make use of biological processes to manufacture a product. How has biotechnology developed over the centuries, and where does it provide great benefits today? How can it help us meet the challenges of the present and the future? The new acatech HORIZONTE Biotechnology provides an overview of these and other important questions.
A number of experts in the field were consulted to create the format, including our Executive Director Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas.