Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson shares insight on the future of biotechnology at the 2014 BIO International Convention. The BIO International Convention was held on June 24th, 2014 in San Diego, California. Sir Richard is an influential entrepreneur, business leader and owner in the biotechnology and synthetic biology field. He has invested in companies like Gevo further advance findings of alternative jet fuels. He is the founder o chairman of the “Virgin Group”.
Sir Richard shares his long-term goals of creating clean energy for the world, stressing healthcare, accessibility to healthcare, and raising money for the foundation in order to forward advancements and innovation. Sir Richard is actively working towards his goals, putting biofuels into Virgin jets, starting a Virgin umbilical chord blood bank and stressing the necessity of worldwide vaccines. In hopes to inspire and motivate all businesses, scientists and corporations to work together, he has offered a 25 million dollar prize to anyone who discovers a way to extract carbon from the atmosphere. He has a lot of faith in the biotech world, as he states in the interview, “This is the industry that can transform the world”.
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