Patricia Osseweijer is full professor and group leader Biotechnology and Society, at the Department of Biotechnology, TU Delft. She is Flagship Manager of the BE-Basic program “Societal embedding of a Sustainable Biobased Society” (14 M€) and coordinator for the BE-Basic activities in Brazil and Malaysia. She is advisor of the Brazilian Bioenergy program. During her career she organised the international course, “Bioethics and public perceptions” in Oxford among others. Her research interests focus on responsible biobased innovation - in particular on its societal impact -, public opinion forming, novel designs of public communication and their relevance for policy making and ethics. She aims to bridge societal challenges to (bio)technology solutions and encourages engineers to think from a society’s perspective.