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Professor Patricia Osseweijer leads the Biotechnology and Society Section at Delft University of Technology in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. Her drive is to link technological innovation in sustainable production and water systems with societal development for a sustainable and circular (bio)economy, linking with Sustainable Development Goals. With her multidisciplinary group she works on methodology for social impact assessment, design of novel value chains focussing on integral impact assessment, inclusive innovation, social sustainability, public perceptions, communication and ethics. In 2015 she received the (NL) Royal Academy distinguished Lorentz fellowship for integrating social sciences & technology. Patricia is University Ambassador Brazil, advisor to the TU Delft President and coordinator of the 19 M Euro EU-Horizon2020 funded Water Mining program in which 38 public private partners develop demonstrations on nutrient recycling and water recovery in several venues in Europe.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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