bioDevelopments—International Institute, a 501 (c) (3) tax excempt organization, brings people together for the joint development of solutions to problems that extend beyond geographic and cultural frontiers. The Institute is aimed at improving the lives of people and their natural environments. In partnership with public and private organizations, the Institute conducts collaborative and interdisciplinary policy research, undertakes capacity building and training activities, and convenes meetings:

  • to generate and expand novel ideas, realistic options and pragmatic strategies to solve important international development and environmental issues;
  • to share ideas, options and solutions with policy-makers, academia and other groups worldwide;
  • to promote long-term thinking and sound economic and human development; and
  • to further an understanding of society’s global interconnections.
Since our inception in 2001, we have projects funded by a range of donors, including:; The Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation (New York, USA); Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City, USA); ABSP-II, Cornell Unviersity (Ithaca, USA); the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF, Nairobi, Kenya); the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (Washington DC, USA); Burrill & Co. (San Francisco, USA); Cornell University (Ithaca, USA); Dodds & Associates (Washington DC, USA); Innova (Chile); Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (dcvmn, India); Franklin Pierce Law Center and Gerow D Brill Esq. (Concord, NH, USA); Global Forum for Health Research (Geneva, Switzerland); Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (Washington DC, USA); Innovation Fund (South Africa); International Policy Network (IPN, London, UK); International Rice Research Institute (IRRI, the Philippines); International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA); Kirkhouse Trust (London, UK); Monsanto Company (St. Louis, USA); SARIMA (South Africa); RiceTec Inc (Alvin, Texas, USA); Sathguru Management Consultants (India); University of California System (Davis, USA); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of NIH (USA); Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors, Inc. (PIIPA, Washington DC); Venables LLC (Washington, DC) ; Tompkins County, Ithaca, NY (USA); and in-kind support from the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), Dynamic Diagrams and Frederick Toth & Associates Inc,