Try, try again

We need communication between biology and technology – a bridge.

Success tells you little; failure narrows the route to success and tells you more.

Failure factors

XX Ensure that people working in both biology and technology are included at all stages of a project, This rarely happens and is demonstrably insufficient.

XX Generate a lexicon of biology and hope that it can function as a database for technology. But a database can contain only data. It can’t tell you the significance of the biological data or how it should be used in technology, or what the connections might be. We need information

Are we there yet?

Engineers can define a problem as a trade-off, which gives a better solution and better understanding with mathematical modelling